Strength and Conditioning Conference - Vancouver, BC - May 8th, 2010

Once again, I’m holding a conference with some decent speakers. Please see the information below…

2010 BC Strength, Conditioning and Fitness Conference


Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada


Presentations by Individual Experts, plus small group breakout sessions for informal discussions with presenters for questions, debates, story telling and good times.

Our Presenters:

We are proud to offer you some of the highest quality speakers available, touching on various aspects of fitness, health and conditioning.


Presentation Topic: “Integration and Progression of Training Components for Team Speed and Power”

Al Vermeil is President of Vermeil Sports and Fitness, Inc. VSF specializes in athletic assessment, conditioning and training. VSF is currently training players of the World Champion Chicago Bulls, as well as select athletes. VSF’s reputation for being on the cutting edge of developing athletes has lead it to become an international consulting business. His clients include Benneton Basketball of Treviso, Italy. VSF has also consulted with the, US Army Ranges Fort Benning Ga., Boston College, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, San Francisco Giants, University of Alabama, University of Iowa Basketball Team, University of Miami (FL) Basketball, Stanford University Sports Medicine, Texas A & M Football Team, University of Kansas Basketball Team, University of North Carolina Basketball, Kansas State University, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chief, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Chicago White Sox, The Academy of Golf at Lakeway, Nicklaus Academy of Golf, Golf Digest School, teaching golf professionals Chuck Cook, John Elliott, Mike Malaska, and Mark Woods who are all recognized in that select group of top 100 teaching pros as chosen by both Golf Digest and Golf magazine.

Al Vermeil is the only strength coach to have World Championship rings from BOTH the NFL (San Francisco 49’ers) and the NBA (Chicago Bulls). He is also the only strength coach who has been in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. Al was honored by being one of the initial inductees to the Strength Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003.


Presentation Topic: “Every Week Counts: In-Season Conditioning in the NFL”

Mark Uyeyama is in his third season with the San Francisco 49ers after being hired as the team’s assistant strength coach on January 21, 2008. Uyeyama joined the 49ers after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Utah State University from 2004-07.

Uyeyama, born and raised in Richmond, B.C. (Steveston Secondary), graduated from Utah in May of 2000 while working as a student assistant strength coach for two years. He then became a graduate assistant at USU before moving to another graduate assistant position at Arizona State from May 2001 through May 2003, when he was promoted to a full-time assistant. While at ASU, he was also the Developmental coach for the staff, top assistant for football, and lead coach for Track, Wrestling and Volleyball. Uyeyama played football at Butte Community College in Oroville, CA and Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Mark earned a master’s degree in higher and post secondary education from ASU in May of 2003. He also has been a student of martial arts for over 15 years and continues to practice these arts today.


Presentation Topic: “Exercise Selection - An Anatomic & Mechanical Approach”

Loren is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Neuromusculoskeletal Mechanics Research Program at the University of Alberta. Loren’s research integrates the fields of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to study human performance. Current research investigates the generation of muscle strength and its role in multi-joint movement. Loren has also conducted research in the areas of:

  • Analysis and optimization of multi-segmental motor skills
  • Acute responses and chronic adaptations to resistance training
  • Transfer of training to motor skill performance

In addition to research, a major component of the NMRP is knowledge translation, including the training of high-performance athletes. Loren also continues to train and compete in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.


Presentation Topic: “Time motion analysis, mechanical specificity and metabolic specificity: How does it all fit?”

Dr. Schilling’s area of research is the mechanics of human movement as pertains to responses and adaptations to exercise training in athletic, healthy, and aging populations, as well as in individuals with disabilities or neuromuscular disease. Of prime importance is the influence of the neuromuscular system on force development and time-dependent variables of muscular strength. Currently the he is developing procedures for measuring muscle activity, balance and strength performance in aging persons and persons with Parkinson disease, and examining the effects of exercise in such populations.

Brian obtained his PhD in Biology from the University of Memphis in 2004. He is also a certified US Weightlifting club coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He achieved his Master’s degree from Appalachian State (1999) and his Bachelor of Science from Winona State (1997).

Conference Schedule:

Each presentation will be a minimum of 75 minutes in length, including time at the end of the presentation for questions and discussions.

8:15am to 8:45am – Conference Registration – Package Pick-Up

8:45am to 9:00am – Introduction

9:00am to 10:15am – Scientist – Loren Chiu, PhD – University of Alberta, Canada - “Exercise Selection - An Anatomic & Mechanical Approach”

10:15am to 11:30am – Practitioner – Coach Al Vermeil – Vermeil Sport and Fitness, USA - “Integration and Progression of Training Components for Team Speed and Power”

11:30am to 12:30pm – Lunch Break – 60 minutes

12:30pm to 1:45pm – Scientist – Brian Schilling, PhD – University of Memphis, USA - “Time motion analysis, mechanical specificity and metabolic specificity: How does it all fit?”

1:45pm to 3:00pm – Practitioner – Coach Mark Uyeyama – San Francisco 49’ers, USA

  • “Every Week Counts: In-Season Conditioning in the NFL”

3:00pm to 6:00pm – Break-Out Discussions with Individual Presenters - 45 minutes with each presenter in four small groups

Registration Information:

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the conference or the registration process. Please register early, as we have limited seating for this event.

Register On-Line Today at: - Course Number: 1373

Conference Fee: $225.00 CAD

Regular Registration Due Date: April 16, 2010

Late Registration Fee: $255.00 CAD (April 17, 2010 onwards)

For more information on the registration process or the conference itself, please contact Head SFU Strength & Conditioning Coach, Derek Hansen via e-mail at or by phone at 778 782 4059.

NSCA and BCRPA continuing education credits will be available for this event.

Four easy ways to register:

  1. By Phone: 778-782-3611 (VISA / MasterCard required for payment)

  2. By Mail: Attn: SFU Recreation & Athletics
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
    (VISA / MC / Cheque)

  3. By Fax: 778-782-3425 (VISA / MC)

  4. In person (8:30am - 4:00pm) at the General Recreation Counter at SFU Chancellor Gym

Please make cheques payable to: Simon Fraser University

            Register today!  Seating for this conference is limited.

Hey number two is there anyway I can purchase the dvd for this clinic? There’s no way I can go cause of track season not to mention offseason conditioning for football. I really would appreciate this

I’d be interested too…not too practical to come from Italy in the middle of track season for me.A dvd would be great.

It will depend on the decision of the individual presenters. What we could do is sell individual presentations so that the presenter is properly compensated for their information.

I will discuss with the presenters and then let everyone know what they decide.

Thanks for your interest.

Sounds good. Do you need my email? Im extremely interested

I’ll keep everyone posted via the forum here at

Looks awesome. IT does Loren and Brian a bit of an injustice stating that they are “academics” as both have been in the trenches as coaches and athletes. But I understand where you are coming from.

Awesome stuff

I have been to the last two conferences that NumberTwo has put together and they have been top notch. If you can attend do so:cool:

Anything to get asses in the seats for these conferences…

We have very credible presenters and sometimes you have to “over-sell” them because people have no clue what is good in a marketplace that is full of so much mediocrity and crap.

Hi N2,

Let me know if you want this posted on the front of the site, might get some traction there also.

The conference looks great! I would also be interested in the DVDs of the presentations in the case I can not attend in May.

Hey number two any word on the dvd’s from this conference?

Just finished sending people off to the airport. I haven’t slept or ate much in the last few days. I’ll look at the video during the week.

I have to confer with individual presenters regarding their intellectual property.

How did the conference go? Well received? Im sure it will have been excellent!

One of the best conferences we’ve had in recent years. Al Vermeil’s energy and vigor got everyone excited. We also had the pleasure of having Al Miller - one of the legends of strength and conditioning - provide a history of the field of strength and conditioning in North America. Loren Chiu and Brian Schilling provided great presentations that supported everything our other presenters recommended. The overview of in-season training by Mark Uyeyama was very insightful and gave you a taste of the hectic pace of the NFL in-season.

Sounds great Number Two.
I hope some of our forum members took the time and energy to attend your well organized seminar if not now but in the future.
I hope also people understand the challenges in putting together DvD’s after the fact and that often presenters do not want to have themselves video taped for a multitude of reasons.