Throws Symposiums

Technical Symposiums and Professional Development seminars will once again be a major part of the USTFCCCA Annual Convention. Multiple technical sessions in every event group will be offered daily with presentations from some of the country’s top coaches.

Aaron Berndt
Wayzata (Minn.) High School

Aaron Berndt
TOPIC: Maintaining a Successful High School Program
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Wednesday, December 18
TIME: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Aaron Berndt of Wayzata (Minn.) was the National High School Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2015.

Daniel Caulfield
California University (Pa.)

Daniel Caulfield
TOPIC: Why Good Workouts May Not Be Effective
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Wednesday, December 18
TIME: 2:50 pm – 3:50 pm

Daniel Caulfield is the head coach of track & field/cross country at California University in Pennsylvania.

Carol & Jim McLatchie
Summit (Ore.) High School

Carol McLatchieJim McLatchie
TOPIC: A Championship XC Season In Review
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Wed., December 18
TIME: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Carol & Jim McLatchie of Summit (Ore.) HS were named co-National High School Girls Cross Country Coaches of the Year in 2018.

Jason Roach
Pickerington Central (Ohio) HS

Jason Roach
TOPIC: Goal Setting
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Tuesday, December 17
TIME: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Jason Roach of Pickerington Central (Ohio) HS was named the National High School Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2019.

Thomas Sage
VCU

Thomas Sage
TOPIC: Expanding Your Digital Toolbox
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Wednesday, December 18
TIME: 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Thomas Sage is an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University in charge of the hurdlers, vertical jumpers and combined athletes.

Mark Stenbeck
Dakota Ridge (Colo.) HS

Mark Stenbeck
TOPIC: Coaching The Modern High Schooler
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Tuesday, December 17
TIME: 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Mark Stenbeck of Dakota Ridge (Colo.) HS was named National High School Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2018.

Simone Terry
West Point (Ariz.) HS

Simone Terry
TOPIC: Training Multi-Sport Athletes
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Thursday, December 19
TIME: 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Simone Terry is the head coach of cross country and track & field at West Point High School in Arizona.

June Villers
DeSoto (Texas) High School

June Villers
TOPIC: Considerations on Sprint Relays
LOCATION: Tuscany A-C
DATE: Tuesday, December 17
TIME: 2:50 pm – 3:50 pm

June Villers of DeSoto (Texas) HS was named the National High School Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2019.

Amanda Youngblood
Alabama

Amanda Youngblood
TOPIC: Error Identification In The Throws
LOCATION: Plaza 1-3
DATE: Thursday, December 19
TIME: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Amanda Youngblood is a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Alabama. She was previous at Lehigh University.