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.
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.
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
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)