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Level 1 School

November 29-30, 2014
University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Nevada


Shawn Venable

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 14, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after midnight (EST) November 14, 2014 or on-site)
$75 - Alumni pricing is for those who have already taken and successfully completed the Level 1 Course. Please contact to verify alumni status and register for the course.

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Refund policy: Only 1/2 of the registration fee ($75.00) will be refunded after the registration deadline, and no refund will be given after the start date.


University of Nevada Las Vegas
4504 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

The course will be instructed in room 133 inside the Bigelow Health Science Building.


Ask for the USATF Rates at the hotels below.

New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
$110 + tax

Days Inn-LV at Wild Wild West
3330 W Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
$41 + tax


  • Shawn Venable is in his second year at Oral Roberts University where he is in charge of the field events and assists head coach Joe Dial with the sprinting events. Last season Venable coached Morrie Turner to 2nd team All-American honors in the long jump with his leap of 25’0 and Tim Jones to a national qualifying mark in the triple jump (49’11).  Prior to his arrival at ORU, Venable served five years as the head coach at Bacone College. During Venable's tenure, Bacone won two Red River Conference Titles (2009 and 2012), and finished as the RRAC runners-up twice. The program produced 17 NAIA All-Americans, three NAIA Academic All-Americans, 65 NAIA national qualifiers, 15 RRAC Individual Champions, 103 RRAC All-Conference and 47 RRAC Academic All-Conference honors. Additionally, Venable twice received the Red-River Conference Men's Coach of the Year Award (2009 and 2012). Venable has his USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V Coaching Education certifications in the jumping events and is completing the requirements for the same certifications in the sprints, hurdles relays events.
  • Joel Pearson enters his first year as Head Cross Country and Assistant Track & Field coach at Kennesaw State University. Joel is completing the requirements to receive his USATF Level 3/ IAAF Level V coaching certification in the Endurance events. Additionally, he has his USATF Level 2 in Combined Events and the Jumps. Prior to Kennesaw State, Pearson worked as the Head XC and Asst T&F coach at North Carolina A&T State University where his athletes re-wrote the record book with 8 school records and recorded 40 all-time top 10 marks. Before leading the Aggies, Pearson did coaching stents at the University of Iowa and Whatcom CC. As a private coach and founder of Harrier Track Club, an Olympic development program, Pearson has trained three National Junior qualifiers and an American Jr record holder. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy.
  • Tony Veney enters is in his third year as the Head Coach at Ventura College. He brings over 35 years of extensive track and field coaching from high school, NCAA Division 1, 2, and 3 national and international levels. His coaching career includes six years as the sprint/hurdle/relay mentor for the UCLA Bruins. He was also head cross country coach for Portland State University (2001-2003), and the sprint/hurdle/jump/multi event/middle distance coach for the Oregon Ducks (1998-2001). He has coached over 70 NCAA All-Americans, three NCAA Champions, and one world junior record holder. Coach Veney is a USATF Level 1, 2 & 3 instructor with a master of coaching certificate. He is a regular speaker at national track and field clinics, and has produced and published several videos and books related to the specialized areas of sprints and hurdles. Veney is a 1976 graduate of UCLA with a degree in History.  He was the former 800 meter record holder for the Bruins, and was a member of two NCAA outdoor track and field championship teams. He received his Master's Degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific University.
  • Katherine Adams, MSN, RN, CSCS is a throws coach at Salem High School in New Hampshire. She is a IAAF Level V and a USATF Level 3 Coach in the throws. Adams has also completed the Level 2 program in the sprints/hurdles/relays. She has coached multiple division and state champions, as well as all-state selected athletes.


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