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Youth Level 2 Course

July 31 - August 4, 2011 (immediately following the USATF Junior Olympics)
Wichita State University - Wichita, KS


Tuition Only $350
Tuition, Room & Board (shared room) $537
Tuition, Room & Board (single room) $675


The school starts Sunday, 31 July at 6:30pm and will finish on Thursday, August 4 at approximately 11:30am. Check-in and registration will take place in the Fairmount Towers Commons, Sunday, 31 July, 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 in the Wallace Auditorium. 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 4 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 4.


The Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas is serviced by most major airlines.

Click here for directions to Wichita State University.

Click here for additional Wichita transportation information.

Classes and Attendance

The first session starts at 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 31. Classes will be conducted in the Wallace Auditorium 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

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 interactive format will allow students to learn at their own leisure from modules designed by one of the leaders in the online learning industry. It is important for students to review all online lectures prior to arrival. Test questions are based on this online content and participants must have a good understanding of this content to pass the exam for these three topics. The onsite lectures for physiology, nutrition and training theory will merely sample the content of the online material.

For a preview of the online lecture modules click here and then follow the Youth Level 2 specialist link.

Housing and Meals

The room and board package includes a shared room with 3 meals per day beginning with Sunday dinner and including Thursday breakfast. 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 Fairmount Towers Dining Center.  Check-out for all participants is required before 12 noon on August 4. Anyone failing to check-out prior to the 12 noon time on August 4 will be responsible for any late fees incurred.

Room Check-in

Check-in will take place in Fairmount Towers Commons. 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. 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 Wichita State University campus 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 $25 deposit will be required.  This will be refunded unless a key is lost.

Internet Access

Both wired and wireless internet access is available for all participants.  To use the wired access, you will need to supply your own Ethernet cable.

Instructors (click here for detailed information)

Dr. Christine Brooks: nutrition/lifestyle, physiology

Charles Clinton: sprints/hurdles/relays, philosophy & ethics

Dr. Russ Ebbets: biomechanics, endurance (including walks)

Dr. Steve Portenga: psychology, growth and development

Ian Dube: jumps

Dr. Larry Judge: pedagogy & motor learning, throws

Matt Lydum: outreach and talent identification

Dr. Dave Shrock: administration and management

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 2011 Membership number and password
  • Level 1 completion year and site
  • An electronic resume or curriculum vitae to upload
  • An electronic brief one page statement of why you wish to attend the Level 2-Youth Specialization School to upload
  • Three names and e-mail addresses for references

The application is closed.

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