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December 13-14, 2014
Clovis West High School - Fresno, California

School Director

Dr. Matt Lydum

Dr. Martin Palavicini

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 29, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after midnight (EST) November 29, 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.


Clovis West High School
1070 East Teague Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720

Lecture Hall (near Flagpole and across main Admin Building)

Click here for Clovis West map.

Driving:  Exit State Hwy 41 at Friant, travel east towards Woodward Park. With Woodward on your  left, turn right onto E. Shepperd Ave, then right on Millbrook.  Clovis West High school is on your left. Follow signs to school location No parking charges on weekends.

Air:  Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is 12 miles SE from Clovis West H.S.  Ample taxi service to school site and or hotel is available.


Comfort Suites
102 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, California 93720

Just west of Hwy. 41 Herndon Interchange, 1.8 mi. SW from Clovis West; 8.0 miles NE from airport. Reservations can be booked by calling 559-435-5650, and asking for the "USA Track & Field" rate of $89 per night. School rate will be available until November 13, and after only on a space available basis.
  • Full American hot breakfast available from 6:00-10:00am.
  • Complimentary wireless internet available throughout the hotel.
  • Hotel does not offer airport shuttle service, though taxis are available from airport for $15-20.00.
  • Car-pooling will be available to/from hotel to Clovis West H.S.


  • 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.
  • Troy Johnson is the Head Track & Field Coach at Cal State Stanislaus. Prior was the Head Coach at Cal Poly Pomona. In this capacity, he successfully directed the men’s and women’s programs to new heights—producing 6 NCAA All Americans. Prior to Cal Poly Pomona, Overall Johnson helped guide athletes to 77 NCAA qualifying marks, and 31 NCAA DII All-Americans. Johnson coached one of his athletes to earn a gold medal as part of the 2008 USA World Indoor 4x400 team.  He is a USATF Level 1 instructor and is a USATF Level 2 Coach in the areas of Endurance, Jumps and Sprints/Hurdles & Relays. As an athlete, Johnson earned a provisional qualifying time in the 400-meter hurdles for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. Troy Johnson is a USATF Level 3 Certified Coach in the Sprints & Hurdles. He has also earned an IAAF Academy Diploma in the Sprint & Hurdles—the highest level of certification awarded by the federation.


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