This time next week I’ll be looking forward to presenting

Well maybe not at exactly this time as it’s after 4am in the morning but I’m sure you guys get what I mean. I’m really looking forward to the seminar myself. I took the time to go through all my notes yesterday and today and I’m pretty pleased with how things are coming together. As I said previously…I’ve been to a lot of seminars all over the English speaking world…I was going to say all over the world but realised that what I really meant was Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England…and I’ve a good idea about what I liked and hated about all of them and basically put this seminar together based on what I would want to get out of a seminar like this.

Early Seminar Kick Off

For those of you that are arriving Friday night from out of town or those of you that are locally based I just wanted to say that you are most welcome to come and train on Friday afternoon. Bring your gear and your party frock because after we train I fully expect you to stay and enjoy watching the Irish Women’s Rugby Team take on the French in their opening game of the 2009 international calender. You will be able to sip mineral water afterwards with the teams and discuss with the Irish girls what a brilliant, thoughtful and supportive coach I am. It should be a great night…it always is and great way to kick off the seminar. If you plan on coming on Friday to train and watch the game let me know? The game kicks off at 7.30pm.

The Seminar

We are going to have an early start…no matter how late a finish we have Friday night…so the seminar will be kicking off at 9.00am…even if I am talking to myself. Don’t worry though there will be plenty of coffee…proper coffee. Saturday will be focused primarily on the strength side of strength and conditioning while Sunday will be more focused on the conditioning side and most importantly on putting it all together. Everybody who is coming needs to make sure they have all their gear with them as you’ll be breaking sweat yourselves on both days along with assessing, testing, programming and coaching athletes both in the gym and out on the pitch. This is not going to be a simple I talk and you listen then ask a series of inane and irrelevant questions to which I feign interest and answer only because you are paying me type seminar…although I’m sure there will be plenty of that. It is going to be a here’s what you need to know now show me how you would put it into practice in the real world type seminar…everyone who attends is actually going to learn something whether they like it or not and everyone who attends is going to be a better coach afterwards than they were before they arrived…even taking into account that some of you may destroy more than a few brain cells Friday and Saturday night.

Seminar Format:
Saturday
Introduction to Strength and Conditioning for Athletes
Screening, Functional Movement Analysis and Mobility and Stability for Athletes
Strength Testing, Assessment and Interpretation of Results
Strength Training Practice, Principles and Programming
Strength Testing and Assessment – Practical

Sunday
Conditioning Testing and Assessment
Conditioning Training Practice, Principles and Programming
Program Construction & Design – Putting It All Together
Seminar – Q&A
Conditioning Testing and Assessment – Practical (Off site)

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27 thoughts on “This time next week I’ll be looking forward to presenting

  1. Michaelsullivan64 said
    4am in the morning? redundant much?
    SLEEP. It does good stuff for your brain. GET SOME.
    It gets to a stage where you have to try to decide whether you are up too late or too early, whether you should put on pyjamas or jeans and a t-shirt and whether it’s time to go to bed or just have a coffee. Besides there’ll be plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead…and considering my lifestyle choices and aggravating personality…I don’t see that being too far off.

  2. Cal and Kira,
    The Irish girls I work with are class and a great laugh. I really enjoy working with them…mainly because at least when they complain they do it under their breath while just getting on with their work…French girls aren’t supposed to be much to look at…isn’t that what they say? Some of the lads can see if they can bridge the communication barrier with them and report back post seminar. Only Sunday the the lads at the seminar will also be testing one of the best Camogie teams in the country. Camogie is the girls version of Hurling for those who aren’t Irish based and wouldn’t have heard of Camogie…so that’ll be another 30 girls for the lads to deal with.

  3. Surely you mean camógaíocht, working in gaelteacht country means i keep being chided for my lack proper pronunciation.

    Hope you plan on doing more seminars,as much as i wanted to come i had to skip this one for a paint balling based stag weekend in the north, im sure you understand.

  4. Will Wayland said
    Surely you mean camógaíocht, working in gaelteacht country means i keep being chided for my lack proper pronunciation.
    The entire GAA community gave up on me about 6 years ago when it came to pronunciation. Now I just mispronounce things to annoy people.

    Hope you plan on doing more seminars,as much as i wanted to come i had to skip this one for a paint balling based stag weekend in the north, im sure you understand.
    Sort of glad in a way that you can’t come because I am going to be running others. The next one however is going to be at a bare minimum double the cost of this one. So I look forward to seeing you and your wallet at that the next one.

  5. John,
    That’ll be lunch naturally. We’ll watch the game in the bar and watch the match on the pitch out the window of the bar…I was thinking about holding the seminar in the bar but I decided against it in the end. Rest assured most of my best work will be done in and around the bar.

  6. I can only imagine what it’s going to cost you to hire fake athletes to fill your facility with to keep up this little charade for the seminar.

    Lyle

  7. Lyle said
    I can only imagine what it’s going to cost you to hire fake athletes to fill your facility with to keep up this little charade for the seminar.
    You’ve got know idea how much it costs to stage an international test match between actors I pretend I coach and the cast of thousands playing French athletes, coaches, supporters…along with all the TV production crews, police, security, grounds people etc etc…it’s been a logistical nightmare… rehearsals are going well though. I’m convinced that after years of practice at pretending I work with athletes from local to international level that I can pull this off on Friday night and then kick on over the weekend with all the other well developed and seemingly athletic actors and actresses who will make cameo appearances over Saturday and Sunday. I’m figuring the €100 the or so that I am charging the attendee’s should pretty much cover it though…it’s a recession…labour is pretty cheap now.

  8. You team sport dudes make me feel like a prude … I don’t drink booze, smoke, eat junk food (except for Dark Chocolate on Dark Chocolate Friday’s) or party. And I’m in bed by 9:00 pm every night. I don’t even download porn 😦

    I may as well go join a monastery 😦

  9. you mentioned you’d have the notes available – any chance of recording that sultry voice of yours and having an audio-file or something?

  10. Lyle said
    Well, with all those ebooks and DVD’s you sell, you should be ok…..
    That is such an inside joke…we were in the gym the other night and we worked out that I actually write programs for over 300+ athletes at the moment…Tillerman’s you only post on the internet to promote your products quote goes down as an all time great…along with all those…you don’t actually coach anyone quotes and the ‘I’ve seen those pics on bb.com’ quotes…all classics. I still love Tillerman or whatever his name is the best…he made me laugh the hardest.

    Barry said
    Sounds like everyone is going to have fun except me. I’ll be the sober one in the corner.
    No change there then. Did somebody say designated driver?

    Garrett said
    Barry no guinness intervals for you ??
    maybe you can hold the stopwatch
    Don’t worry…everyone who attends is going to have plenty to do.

    Lyle said
    I do not recommend trying to deal with Will sober.

    It’s almost more than a human being can or should be forced to endure.
    Shut up. Everyone needs to experience these things for themselves.

    Matt said
    you mentioned you’d have the notes available – any chance of recording that sultry voice of yours and having an audio-file or something?
    I actually plan to video the entire thing. I’m then going to edit it down if I can and post what I can…try and work that out.

  11. Will.
    Maybe you could write it in a post or just in response to this, but do you have a table or something that you judge your athletes testing results by. For example what’s considered good and what’s great and what’s terrible for bench, squat, deads, etc? And what are the minimum’s you like to see in a person? How low does a test have to be (compared to bodyweight or whatever you do it by) to be considered pathetic and a definate concern?
    Thanks.
    Cheers.

  12. Will.
    Maybe you could write it in a post or just in response to this, but do you have a table or something that you judge your athletes testing results by. For example what’s considered good and what’s great and what’s terrible for bench, squat, deads, etc? And what are the minimum’s you like to see in a person? How low does a test have to be (compared to bodyweight or whatever you do it by) to be considered pathetic and a definate concern?
    Thanks.
    Cheers.
    He does, he calls it the Barry scale after it’s bottom benchmark…

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