CSIO Strength & Conditioning Clinic 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

CSIO Strength & Conditioning Clinic 2018

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018 (registration closes Dec 2nd at 11:59pm)

$75 prior to Nov 5th ($90 after Nov 5th)

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Theme: Small Things That Make a Big Difference

CEUs: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved - 0.6 CEU(s) for certified individuals attending this event

Notification: Space is limited, with a firm cap of 50 people to maintain an intimate learning environment


7:30 - 8:15am – On Site Registration / Check In (refreshments will be served)

8:15 - 8:30am – Welcome / Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:40am – Improving Swim Performance: The Roles of S&C and Biomechanics

9:40 - 9:50am – Break

9:50 - 11:00am – Revisiting the Periodization Model

11:00 - 12:10pm – Video Analysis: Getting the Most Out of What You Have

12:10 - 1:10pm – Lunch Break (Self Provision)

1:10 - 2:20pm – The Importance of Context in Guiding Our Strength & Conditioning Practice

2:20 - 3:30pm – 10 Lessons, 10 Years

3:30 - 3:45pm – Break

3:45 - 4:45pm – Panel Discussion - Building Powerful Relationships with Coaches

4:45 - 5:00pm – Conclusion, Wrap-Up / Next Steps

Session Descriptions

Improving Swim Performance: The Roles of S&C and Biomechanics 
(Ryan Atkison, MS, CSCS – Swimming Canada Biomechanist)

The swim start can account for more than 25% of a race, yet many pool programs focus on the cyclic aspects of swimming and spend very little time training the start. Canadian swimmers have underperformed in this area compared to other nations. This presentation will demonstrate how a multidisciplinary approach has helped progress a group of Canadian athletes from average to international performers. Details of specific sport demands will be discussed in addition to the evolution of the S&C programs. Moreover, the roles of purpose, culture and environment in developing world leading athletes will be shared.

Revisiting the Periodization Model
(Colby Hathaway, MS, CSCS – Wheelchair Basketball Canada S&C Coach)

One of the challenges working with para sport athletes is the dearth of research on programming, planning and periodization. As such, we are often left to apply research from able bodied athletes to a group that may or may not respond to training in the same way. This presentation will review potentially controversial approaches to periodization of strength and power for wheel chair athletes. This session will also offer suggestions for how to structure your periodized plan based on testing and programming results. Additionally, failed and successful models will be discussed in sharing a new model for the periodization of strength and power.

Video Analysis: Getting the Most out of What You Have
(Lindsay Musalem, MS – Athletics Canada Biomechanist)

From a quick video on a phone to a more involved session with multiple dedicated cameras, video can be a powerful tool for providing feedback on technical performance. In this talk, we’ll discuss collecting and analyzing video to get the most rigorous information possible. From selecting the proper equipment to meet your goals to setting up a video session, to choosing the right analysis apps or software, this talk will cover the technical and analytical decisions that need to be made when using video as part of your coaching. This will include the assumptions made when analyzing video and how video analysis compares to gold standard measurement equipment.

The Importance of Context in Guiding Our Strength & Conditioning Practice
(Andrew Cochran, PHD, CSCS, CSIO – Diving Canada S&C Coach)

Data and intelligence gathering plays a critical role in strength and conditioning. This information collection may come in the form of formal physical testing sessions, or informally via daily observation/conversation with athletes, coaches, or other performance support practitioners. In the end, these informal sources of information prove indivisible from data collected in the gym, as they provide context and insight into the athlete’s performance, well-being, and psyche. This presentation will discuss the importance of taking an integrated and multi-faceted approach to collecting information on a daily and on-going basis in an effort to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of our athletes and their performance. Ultimately, it is not only how we collect, but also how we amalgamate these data sets that has significant implications for training and competitive outcomes. A specific case study will also be discussed to illustrate one example of how this has occurred within the CSIO arena.

10 years: 10 Lessons 
(Jordan Foley, B.Ed., MSc(c), CSCS – Athletics Canada S&C Coach)

During this session a discussion of key lessons learned while working with high school athletes to Olympians will be shared. While seemingly opposite ends of the high-performance sport spectrum, similar strategies in working with these varied populations will be shared. These strategies include the value of programming generically and coaching individually, understanding the correlation between mood and performance, and the value of knowledge as it relates to experience. With case studies from public school, collegiate, professional sports and Olympic environments, across many sports and settings, information shared will be relatable to your unique environment.


Panel Discussion: Building Relationships with Coaches 
(Ryan MacDonald CSCS, Ed McNeely, MS, CSCS, Sheldon Persad, MSc, CSCS, CPTN-CPT.M, SWC)

Every coach brings their experience, education and perspective to their coaching as they try to build a culture and system that will result in long term success. This panel discussion will focus on how S&C coaches can fit into a team, build trust, and develop relationships with coaches that will allow them to become key advisors and positively contribute to team culture and performance.

Topics and speakers subject to change in cases of emergencies without prior notification.

REFUND POLICY: refund requests must be submitted by email prior to Thursday November 29, 2018 at 5pm ET. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. Refund requests will not be accepted via phone nor after November 29 at 5pm.

Questions? Contact Sheldon Persad, spersad@csiontario.ca

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