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Level 1 School

November 21 - 23, 2014
Johnson & Wales University - Denver, Colorado


Dr. Matt Lydum

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 7, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after midnight (EST) November 7, 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.

Click here to register online now. If you have problems registering online please contact the school director.

(A current USATF membership is required to register--please join online if you are not a member.)

ALL received registrations are posted on the Registration Status page (list is updated hourly).

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.


Johnson & Wales University
7150 E Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220

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Visitor Parking - Our visitor parking lot is at 18th and Olive Streets. It is just west of Aspen Hall, where Admissions is located.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver is offering a special rate for coaches attending the Johnson & Wales Level 1 School. $84/night. Group Code: UTF

DoubleTree by Hilton
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-321-666


  • Matt Lydum, PhD served as the Head Men's Track Coach at San Francisco State University for eight years before beginning his doctoral work at the University of Arizona. He was the 1998 NCAA DII Regional Coach of the Year and has represented the USOC at the International Olympic Academy.  He has worked with numerous NAIA & NCAA DII All-Americans. More recently, Lydum has served as Assistant Coach on several international USATF Youth teams and authored a book entitled Coaching Youth Track and Field. Lydum has completed the USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Program in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays; Jumps; Combined events, and Throws and acts as the Director of the USATF Level 2 - Youth Specialization.
  • Katherine Butler is the Head Cross Country and Girls Track Coach at Nederland High School in Colorado. She has coached Nederland to 12 Colorado State Championships in 6 years.  Kathy is co-founder of Indian Peaks Running Club and coaches a road running group out of Fleet Feet in Boulder as well as elite post-collegiate and private individuals.  Kathy had an athlete compete for Great Britain and several athletes qualify for Junior Olympic Nationals.  Ms. Butler was a volunteer coach at the University of Wisconsin (‘98-‘04) and Stanford University (’05-’08). Kathy has completed the USATF Level 2 program in Endurance as well as Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. As an athlete Kathy was a 2 time Olympian (5000m’96 and Finalist 10,000m’04), competed in 20 IAAF World Championships and won 5 NCAA Championships at the University of Wisconsin.
  • David Pavlansky was the head boys' track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999 –2011.  Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys' Track Coach of the Year, Dave received the 2007 Fred Daffler State Coach of the Year Award for Boys' Cross Country.  In 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by the USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches' School in Orlando, Florida.  During Dave’s tenure Boardman teams produced numerous All-Ohio athletes, Indoor and Outdoor state champions, as well as two Nike All-Americans.  Dave has USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints / Hurdles / Relays and he currently serves as USATF Regional Coordinator of Coaching Education for the Midwest and Upper East Coast.


Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:30am to 7:30pm

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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