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Youth Level 2 Course

July 29 - August 2, 2012 (immediately following the USATF Junior Olympics)
Morgan State University - Baltimore, Maryland


Tuition Only $375
Tuition, Room & Board (shared room) $550
Tuition, Room & Board (single room) $650


The school starts Sunday, July 29 at 6:30pm and will finish on Thursday, August 2 at approximately 11:30am. Check-in and registration will take place on Sunday, July 31 from 3:00-5:00pm.  Participant will be provided detailed instruction upon acceptance to the school.

The first session of the Youth Level 2 will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Dinner will be available for participants purchasing the room and board option from 5:30-6:30pm. Breakfast on Thursday is included in the room and board package. Attendance at the closing session on Thursday August 2 is mandatory in order to receive a Level 2 Youth Specialization Certificate of completion. Please be advised that you should not purchase a plane ticket until you are notified of acceptance into the school. The room and board package does not include housing on the night of Thursday, August 2.


The Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is serviced by most major airlines and is located approximately 20-30 minutes from the Morgan State Campus. Please be aware that transportation time can greatly increase during rush hour.

Click here for directions to Morgan State University.

Click here for additional airport transportation options.

Classes and Attendance

The first session starts at 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 29. Classes will be conducted in the Student Center Ballroom and the university track facility. Attendance is required at all sessions. Bring comfortable coaching clothes. Classes will run from 8:45am until 5:30pm with practical application labs and/or time to share with other coaches in the evening.


Click here for the preliminary schedule. Finalized schedule will be supplied prior to the start of the school.

Online Learning Materials & Suggested Readings

Upon payment, students will receive a username and password to access the online Physiology, Nutrition and Training Theory lectures provided by Dr. Christine Brooks. This format will allow students to learn at their own leisure from modules designed by one of the leaders in the online learning industry. This is a great opportunity for students to review all online lectures prior to arrival.

The following books are not required, but are suggested readings that can be helpful to prepare for the school:

Basic Track & Field Biomechanics, 2nd ed., Tom Ecker, Tafnews Press (1996)
Coaching Youth Track & Field, ASEP, Human Kinetics (2008)
Peak When it Counts, 4th ed., Will Freeman

Housing and Meals

The room and board package includes a shared room with 3 meals per day beginning with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Thursday. There are a limited number of single rooms for a higher price on a first come first serve basis. All housing arrangements are made through the registration process with your application. There is not a separate meal ticket without a room reservation. Because of the intensity of classroom time, participants are encouraged to stay on site. Meals will be served buffet style in the Rawlings Dining Center.  Check-out for all participants is required before 12 noon on August 2. Anyone failing to check-out prior to the 12 noon time on August 2 will be responsible for any late fees incurred.

Room Check-in

 Upon arrival, there will be signage directing participants where to park or be dropped off.  Check-in is part of the general packet pick-up that takes place on July 31 beginning at 3:00pm. The location will be announced at a later date. No early check in or late checkout of rooms will be permitted. Please keep this in mind when booking your air travel.

Directions and Campus Map

Click here for directions to Morgan State University and parking areas.

Click here for a campus map.


Linens will be provided. Bringing extra towels is recommended. Participants must provide their own toiletries.

Room Key deposit

A $150 deposit will be required. This will be refunded unless a key is lost.

Internet Access

Morgan State University is a Wi-Fi enabled campus. Coaches will be provided with a pass code for access to the internet. The residence halls also use wired access. You will need to supply your own Ethernet cable.


Dr. Christine Brooks (online lectures)
Charles Clinton
Ian Dube
Dr. Russ Ebbets
Dr. Larry Judge
Matt Lydum
Cassandra McKenzie
Dr. Dave Shrock

Click here to view instructor biographies.

Contact Information

School Director: Matt Lydum,, 419-438-3969

School Operations Director: Dave Shrock,, 209-602-4023


Please review the application requirements prior to applying. You should have all of the following information readily available before starting the application process:

  • Your 2012 Membership number and password
  • Level 1 completion year and site
  • An electronic resume or curriculum vitae to upload
  • A brief electronic one page statement of why you wish to attend the Level 2-Youth Specialization School (uploaded  through the online application)
  • Three names and e-mail addresses for references

The application deadline is Monday, July 16, 2012.

Click below to begin the application.

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