USA Track & Field Coaching Education Level 1 School

June 27 & 28, 2016
Monday and Tuesday

Hosted by: Stillwater Senior High School
School Director: Scott Christensen  651-303-0027

Level 1 Information:
The USATF Coaching Education Level 1 program is intended as a starting point for coaches. One of the objectives of the Level 1 program is to put all coaches on common ground (i.e., speaking the same language). The Level 1 program covers all events in a rudimentary manner by emphasizing fundamentals, rules, safety/risk management, and instruction techniques. Level 1 certification prepares an individual to coach at the junior high school, high school, club, and junior age division level.

Be at least 18 years of age 
Attend a Level 1 coaching education school
Pass an online exam

Recognition of completing USATF Level 1 Course
New and updated in 2015 curriculum text covering sport science and individual events
Skills and knowledge to coach athletes at the junior age division level
Access to exclusive merchandise identifying the Level 1 Coach
Eligibility to attend a Level 2 School

About Level 1 Schools:
Level 1 Schools are two-and-a-half-day courses where 21-24 hours are spent on track & field and related sport science.  The course consists of classroom instruction as well as hands-on training.  Attendance at all sessions is required.

After the school, participants must complete an online exam that covers event-related and sport science subjects.

Upon passing the exam and fulfilling the other requirements (see above), participants will be issued a Level 1 Certificate of Completion.

The three instructors, besides Scott Christensen, for the Stillwater Level 1 School all have taught more than 18 USATF Level 1 schools together over the recent years. All teaching staff are certified USATF Instructors and are Level 2 certified.

1. Rob Graham – Eagan High School
* 24 Level 1 schools taught
* Multi-Year Level 2 Instructor
* Great success in sprints and endurance  
2. Steve White – University of Minnesota 
* Level 2 Sprints/hurdles and pole vault expert 
* 18 Level 1 schools taught 
3. Bill Martell – Elk River High School
* Level 2 Jumps
* 20 Level 1 schools taught 

Schedule: 22 hours of instruction

7:15-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:15 Sport Science Lectures
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:45 Biomotor Training
3:00-5:30 Sprints and Hurdles
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-8:30 Pole vault

8:00-10:00 Vertical Jumps
10:15-12:45 Horizontal Jumps
12:45-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Endurance
3:00-6:00 Throws
6:15-7:30 Sprints and Hurdles

Accommodations near Stillwater High School are:
1. Super 8 Motel (1-800-800-8000) 1.2 miles
2. Country Inn Suites (1-651-430-2699) 1.25 miles
3. AmericInn (1-800-396-5007) ½ mile 

Stillwater, Minnesota is located on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border about 30 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

Rich in history, Stillwater is the birthplace of Minnesota. Located on the bluffs of the St Croix River, there are cool bars, restaurants, and motels in town.

5701 Stillwater Blvd. No.

The Main Forum Room in Stillwater Senior High School. An air conditioned, tiered room; comfortably seating 80. 

Enter the school from the parking lot passing under the large school bell on the roof. Second floor. 

Register Online at by clicking “School Details” for this school.

Pre-registration = $175 if received by June 13, 2016. Deadline (14 days prior to beginning of the School);
Late and on-site registration (may be limited) = $225.
Fee includes a Level 1 Curriculum and instruction. You must be a member of USATF to register – for more information, go to
Refund policy: Only 1/2 of the registration fee will be refunded after the registration deadline and no refund will be given after the start date.
If you have any difficulties with the online registration process, please contact the School Director. 

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USATF Minnesota Level 1 School