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Track and Field Training School

CNU to Host USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Education School Next Weekend

The three-day seminar will begin on Friday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m.

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9/14/2012 2:49:00 PM

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Christopher Newport University will serve as the host to a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Education School next weekend at the Freeman Center beginning on Friday, September 21.

The three-day seminar kicks off on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Saturday's schedule goes from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m., while Sunday's session lasts from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Level 1 School is an intense, 21-hour program that thoroughly covers all event areas. During the three-day session, an emphasis will be placed on fundamentals, rules, safety and risk management, and instructional techniques. Thousands of coaches across the country have experienced the program, which establishes the science, art, and language of current training theory for track & field.

Seats are still available for the school. Those interested in attending can register or receive additional information by visiting USA Track & Field's website at Specific information regarding CNU's school can be accessed by visiting the following link: CNU Level 1 Coaching Education School.

Christopher Newport head coach Tyler Wingard will serve as one of the chief educators during the seminar. A Level 2 Biomechanics instructor, he will teach sprints, hurdles, relays, biomechanics, and jumps. After earning his Level 1 certification, coach Matthew Barreau will also serve as an instructor of psychology during the Coaching Education School.

In addition to the CNU coaches, a pair of highly-decorated track & field directors will also lend a hand at the seminar. Andrew Allden, the East Region Director for Level 1 Schools, will teach philosophy, training theory, and endurance. Backed by 18 years of Division I coaching experience, Allden has been a veteran instructor at Level 1 and Level 2.

Dr. Larry Judge will also provide insight during the three-day seminar by serving as the physiology and throws instructor. A Level 3 teacher for the International Association of Athletics Federation's Coaching Education Program, Judge has coached eight Olympians and over 100 NCAA Division I All-Americans during his career.

Those interested in attending the seminar can register online at the USATF website. The cost is $200 or $75 for those individuals who have already completed the Level 1 course. A current USATF membership is required to register.