Now that I’m at home recovering from the weekend workshop, I have a bit of energy to give an overview of the workshop.
We had a great group of coaches that attended, with coaches representing all kinds of sports including:
- Track and Field - Sprints, Throws and Jumps
- Olympic Weightlifting
- Martial Arts
In addition, we had coaches attend from:
- Vancouver, BC
- Victoria/Vancouver Island, BC
- Castelgar, BC
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Washington State
- Portland, Oregon
- Eugene, Oregon
- Houston, Texas
- San Jose, CA (3)
- Milan, Italy
- London, England
Plus, a couple of the local coaches were originally from other countries such as Hungary and Belgium.
And, all of the coaches had something valuable to contribute to all of the discussions. It was one of the best events that I’ve ever attended.
Once again, Charlie provided a top notch presentation with lots of useful information and anecdotes for everyone who attended. Charlie presented his recent information on short-to-long and long-to-short training approaches that all workshop attendees received copies of. Additionally, different sport coaches in attendance presented sample program plans that were reviewed by Charlie and discussed by the group.
Saturday night, a large group of us went to a nice restaurant nearby that everyone seemed to love (especially if you were male). Needless to say, the people waiting on us provided great scenery. The discussions and debates continued on around the dinner table. We even had some coaches practicing techniques in the aisles between the tables much to the surprise of other people in the restaurant. Great fun.
Sunday at the workshop was even better, as we not only had Charlie presenting, we had smaller presentations by Val Nasedkin of Omega Wave Sport and Giuseppe Gueli (Pakewi on this site). The information provided on the Omega Wave Technology was astounding and blew all of us away. Not only does the technology help to confirm much of what Charlie has been saying for the last 20 years, but it has so many other possibilities in the realm of athlete training/recovery and general healthcare. Amazing stuff!
It was sad to see everyone go on Sunday night. It was such a great gathering of people. I hope to once again meet up with many of these coaches again, either through future workshops or via other events or visits. To any of the out of town guests, please stay in touch with me and let me know if you are ever wanting to come to Vancouver again.
Thanks again to everyone who attended and contributed. It was one of the most rewarding events I’ve organized to date.