Location: Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Date & Time: December 7, 2019 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Managing Knee Health in Jumping Athletes: An S&C Perspective – Ryan MacDonald, CSCS
The primary objective of Volleyball Canada’s Beach IST is to maximize athletes’ availability to train with their sport Coaches. As a jump-dominant sport, managing knee health is paramount to ensuring athletes’ ability to train at maximal capacity & intensity. This presentation will walk through Volleyball Canada’s model for managing patellar tendinopathy from the perspective of a Strength & Conditioning Coach supported by an interdisciplinary approach.
Developing an S&C Strategy for Sprint Track Cycling – Stephen McMullan, ASCC
Practitioners are continually trying to push the threshold for human adaptation and performance. Through systematic planning and delivery, coaches aim to increase the probability of sporting success for their athletes, giving athletes the best opportunity to compete and perform when it matters most. This session discusses techniques used to analyse, review and evaluate a strength and power development system for Sprint Track Cycling performance. The talk will review previously used expand strength training systems and present the strategies used to individualise strength training. A special emphasis will be placed on determining the training dose-response from performance trends.
Managing the Total Load of Youth Athletes. – Kris Robertson, CSCS
There has been a great push to specialization and the professionalization of sport with youth athletes, with this big push it has led to a lot of young athletes feeling pressured to perform at a high level. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the how to manage athlete load particularly when athletes play for multiple teams that are often unconnected. The presenter will discuss the evolution of the Women’s Rugby 7’s academy with the respect to the athlete load, and will review some practical monitoring tools, including physical tests and Self Report questionnaires that have been used to develop the academy athletes. An emphasis will be placed on how daily monitoring is used to modify the on field and in the gym programming.
Closing the Physical Performance Gap in Elite Youth Soccer – Chloe Werle, CSCS
Elite female soccer players are being accelerated towards professional and international levels of play at increasingly younger ages. As a result, youth academies and clubs are developing their programs to accommodate this acceleration. Chloe has experience working with both elite youth and international soccer players on physical development. This presentation will describe the testing, training and monitoring process that is used to develop elite female soccer players and help them bridge the gap in physical development that will allow them to play successfully at International age group and senior competitions.
A Re-Examination of Warm Up – Meena Sharif, CSCS
The warm-up is a widely accepted and used practice in every sport, of ten viewed solely as a means of preventing injury it is also an opportunity to enhance performance. This discussion looks at the physiological, psychological and technical components of the warm-up within the sport of Swimming. The presentation includes in-depth look at the theory of warm-up as well as its application in both a training and a competitive setting. Covering topics like hormonal potentiation, post activation potentiation, and VO2 kinetics, this session offers suggestions and recommendations on how S&C coaches can improve performance in the warm-up.
Using Force Plates to Monitor Performance – Greg Lewandowski, CSCS
Advancements in technology have enhanced the field of strength and conditioning by developing tools to effectively monitor athletic performance and improvement. Force plates have become a staple in many high-performance environments, as they allow practitioners to collect quality data to evaluate athletes’ strength and power. This practical presentation will review some of the common uses of force plates in the testing and monitoring of high performance athletes. Participants will learn to analyze force-time curves from various tests and determine some of the key metrics that are used to assess performance and training adaptations.