See the outline of the seminar below. It seems to me that Coach Pfaff was supposed to be talking to coaches for at least session #1. It clearly says that he would be talking about “his multi-lateral approach to developing training protocols for power speed athletes.” Since the workshop was hosted by the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre, I would assume that a good portion of it would be directed toward coaches - would it not?
I would also assume that any talk directed at reducing injuries, improving technique and enhancing performance would have significant relevance to coaches, involve a comprehensive explanation of coaching methodology and philosophy, and include sample training programs to illustrate how proper loading progressions would be implemented.
I don’t think it is fair to fault Nap’s assessment of the presentation - as he is a coach looking for information on how to get results out of his athletes.
The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
Monday, July 18th, 2005
3:00pm to 6:00pm: E-121 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta.
- TRAINING METHODOLOGY IN THE POWER SPEED EVENTS
By Dan Pfaff, Assistant Coach, University of Florida.
In this three-hour seminar Coach Pfaff will discuss his multi-lateral approach to developing training protocols for power speed athletes. Special consideration will be paid to the integration of various forms of strength work including starting strength, special strength, absolute strength, movements involving three degrees of freedom and the use of power indices.
6:30pm to 9:30pm: E-120 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta.
2. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT FORM
By Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Assistant Coach, Kamloops Track & Field Club
This three-hour session will cover the development of “Sporting Form.” This term refers to the top psychological and physical condition of the thrower in preparation for top performance. It will include Mr. Bondarchuk’s system of classifying different exercises in the development of throwers as well as his unique periodization concepts.
Tuesday, July 19th to Thursday July 21st, 2005.
9am to 12pm each day. Saville Centre Lounge: South Campus, University of Alberta.
3. INTENSIVE BIOMECHANICS LECTURE SERIES
Dr. Michael Leahy & Coach Dan Pfaff
Guest appearance by Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk
This nine-hour seminar series will provide coaches with the latest insights into the analysis of human movement and human gait. Led by Dr. Michael Leahy and Coach Dan Pfaff, class participants will be instructed on correct observation techniques, abhorrent pattern recognition and strategies for corrective interventions. On Wednesday night (7pm to 9pm) there will be an opportunity for interested coaches to attend a clinical rounds session where therapists evaluate pre and post treatment performance illustrated through comparative digital video analysis utilizing Dartfish Biomechanical Software.
The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre has made this unique opportunity available to coaches by providing access to nine hours of a thirty-hour program directed at medical practitioners. Coaches will join leading medical personnel in the seminar component of a broader applied biomechanics course that teaches trained medical professionals how to assess movement in elite athletes.
Come and witness what medical professionals are learning and understand how you can improve your athletes’ performances through an enhanced understanding of athletic movement and integration with applied medical practitioners. No serious coach should miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading practitioners.