LaVonne I., Fort Lauderdale, FL Track & Field Coach

LaVonne I.

Track & Field


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Olympic Athlete with effective, fun yet demanding, training strategies to help you reach your goals View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Hampton University (VA)

  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Throws, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country, Middle Distance, Hurdles, Jumps, Sprints

  • Shot Put, Javelin, Decathlon, Baton Handoffs, Form, High Jump, Long Jump, Running the Curve, Sprinting, Triple Jump


  • Hampton University (VA)

  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Throws, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country, Middle Distance, Hurdles, Jumps, Sprints

  • Shot Put, Javelin, Decathlon, Baton Handoffs, Form, High Jump, Long Jump, Running the Curve, Sprinting, Triple Jump

More About Coach LaVonne

I have experience in coaching at all levels. I coached 5 years with a track club ages ranging 6-18 primarily working on motor skills and core to prepare to do jumps and hurdles. I coached 3 years of HS, St. Thomas Aquinas, where we successfully were boys state champions 3 years in a row, I coached hurdles, worked with sprinters blocks, did overall core and explosive work and helped with general prep. I coached 1 year college working solely with 100 and 400m hurdlers. I also am a confidant to many professional sprinters and hurdles and advise them on how to fix core issues, stay healthy throughout the season and organize their nutritional plans for the season.

Professional Athlete currently. Olympic qualifier for Rio 2016. 2012 Olympian. 2 time World championship semi finalist, have bee to 2011, 2013, 2015. Member of Team Americas for the Continental Cup 2014.Consistently ranked in the top 30 in the world for the past 8 seasons in 100mh. National Record Holder 12.77 in 100mh, 8.00 in 60mh, 6.32 in 50m and 43.16 in the 4x100m relay.

I competed collegiately at Hampton University as a jack of all trades. 100m- 11.46, 200m- 23.30, 100mh 13.15, HJ 1.80m 6ft, LJ 6.10 20ft, TJ 12.30m 40ft, 4x100, jav, Heptathlon. I initially began my professional career as a multi eventer.

Case by case basis, but my training style is technique based. We will do many drills to improve technique and many drills to improve power, explosion, speed, etc. I can do a range of things from supplement your current coaches workout plan to creating an entire workout plan for you which includes workouts, drills, and strength and conditioning

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Client Reviews

LaVonne is amazing with my girls. She is technical with the hurdles, she knows when to push the girls and she has an awesome spirit about her. I knew the minute she started working with my girls that she is perfect for them. She is responsive and responsible. She also has the experience of an elite hurdler this is hard to find. She will be a great mentor for my girls! We were lucky to find her!

Coach LaVonne is a really good coach! She is very knowledgeable and her technique is amazing. After only three sessions my daughter has improved tremendously. She has shown progress in her jumps and sprints. I would highly recommend coach LaVonne.

My session was amazingly informative and I learned a ton!

Amazing coach..... great communication and extremely knowledgeable. My son took a liking to LaVonne immediately - was a chatter box the ride back home on how Coach LaVonne knows what she’s doing. Lavonne worked my son and knew his deficiencies the minute she saw him run. You won’t regret hiring her!

Very good coach. Communication was great. Clear and precise instructions that produce good results. Very knowledgeable.

Coach responded to my request for a one on one session immediately. She asked several questions prior to meeting us to gain knowledge about my son prior to training him. She was also flexible on the time and location. Coach on time and very hands on during the training. She explained the training in detail and explained why the movement was necessary to succeed in the sport. My son will definitely continue training with coach and I would strongly recommend her to others.

Coach LaVonne is a Great coach! It was my first day and we got to know each other very well. great training - went over the basics and I learned a lot from her. looking forward to improving my speed and endurance. I would definitely recommend coach LaVonne to anyone!!!!

Great first session. LaVonne was well prepared and had a full session prepared for my kids.

Coach LaVonne was excellent! Her skills and technique are commendable, my son learned so much after his first session! His performance has definitely enhanced and we look forward to working with her in the future! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Coach Vonne!

Coach Lavonne was an excellent fit for my daughter. She is very knowledgeable and communicates well to improve those troubled areas. She trains hard and is dedicated to preparing the athlete for the next level. I discussed some of the area where I felt my daughter need attention and Coach Lavonne delivered. We look forward to our next training session. Thank you Coach.

The experience with coach LaVonne's was excellent. Very positive and very good knowledge. We were very happy with her. Highly recommend. Melanie ,KY

Coach Lavonne session with my daughter was a blast ! We had worked with other track coaches but Coach Lavonne actually ran with my daughter and showed her exactly what to do. My daughter told me that she made the workout exciting and she learned very quickly. I would recommend anyone to Coach Lavonne ! She is very professional and has a great personality.

My daughter really enjoyed coach LaVonne. She was very professional and knows her stuff. She never compromised safety with training. She always felt very comfortable and she felt her training techniques really helped to develop better skills.

Coach LaVonne is an excellent hurdles coach who covered lots of hurdles drills with my daughter during the session, to get her used to the hurdles technique. She also covered core strength training and flexibility, as well as helping to improve her running style to get more power. I would highly recommend Coach LaVonne if you are looking to learn from a hurdles expert!

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Although I'm a entirely different state, i feel that the program that Ms LaVonne made for me will help me be successful in the future.

Coach LaVonne is the Best. As a parent of a promising young athlete it can be a challenge to find a coach that is the right fit and one that you can trust. After only two sessions coach was able to identify my son's potential, greatly improve his technique and developed a conditioning plan that will allow him to be competitive at the next level. She is technically and tactically proficciant, very professional but personal as well. I feel not only that Coach LaVonne is a great fit but trust her in my son's development. I would recommend Coach LaVonne to anyone that is willing to invest the time hard work and commitment it takes to reach your next level.

Great session. Super challenging, but offered constructive strategies to increase flexibility and strength. Looking forward to working together again soon

Hard working coach. Rough but good.

I had my first session with coach Lavonne today. I really recommend coach LaVonne she's really nice and knows how to push you. Also the fact that she has so much experience, I recommend her for all runners and those interested in Track and Field.

Great workout. I am not much of an athlete but I enjoyed the rigor of the workout and felt empowered by my growth and weight loss in 60 days.
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