Dr. Michael Leahy & Coach Dan Pfaff seminar

Wondering why the founder of ART is working together with Dan Pfaff?

Monday, July 18th, 2005

    By Dan Pfaff, Assistant Coach, University of Florida
    3:00pm to 6:00pm: E-121 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta
    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.

    By Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Assistant Coach, Kamloops Track & Field Club
    6:30pm to 9:30pm: E-120 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta
    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
Dr. Michael Leahy & Coach Dan Pfaff
Guest appearance by Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk
9am to 12pm each day. Saville Centre Lounge: South Campus, University of Alberta.
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.

Dan Pfaff, M.Ed. Sport Science with a concentration in Biomechanics. Coach Pfaff has worked with numerous world-class track & field athletes and served as the personal coach to seven Olympic medalists, including Olympic Gold Medalist and former 100m world record holder Donovan Bailey (9.84). Coach Pfaff ‘s expertise extends well beyond the field of biomechanics, as he is considered an expert in integrated program development and delivery. Coach Pfaff is currently based in Gainesville, Florida, where he is employed as an assistant coach with the University of Florida Track & Field team.

Dr. Michael Leahy. D.C… Founder of Active Release Techniques Soft Tissue Management System. Dr. Leahy is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a provider to numerous professional athletes and sports teams, and is professionally trained as a chiropractor, an engineer, and a jet airline pilot. This unique background provided Dr. Leahy with the insights required to develop Active Release Techniques.

Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk. Ph.D… Dr. Bondarchuk is considered a world leading authority on athlete programming. He has personally coached twenty-three Olympic medalists, including reigning world record holder in the men’s hammer, Yuri Sedych. He currently lives in Kamloops, British Columbia, where he is employed as an assistant coach with the Kamloops Track & Field Club.

Seminars #1 & #2 can be purchased individually for $75, or jointly for $125. The fee for the Intensive Biomechanics Lecture Series is $495 CDN. Registrants of the Intensive Biomechanics Lecture Series will receive complimentary access to seminars #1 and #2.