For Coaches and Athletes of All Levels and Abilities
Coaches of all sports, as well as conditioning and speed coaches are welcome.
The Speed Summit Southwest 2015
On January 17th & 18th, The Speed Summit will feature talks by world renowned coaches and speed development experts Dr. Peter Weyand, Dr. Mike Young, Coach Vince Anderson and Dr. Ken Clark. Speed is a skill which can be taught. How to teach and develop speed is a skill coaches can learn too. We have brought together four of the most highly respected coaches and experts in the world to discuss the cutting edge knowledge in the study of speed, its properties and its development in both the track and team sport athlete. This is a 'don't miss' opportunity for any coach whose athletes have to be fast, quick, and cut on a dime.
Dr. Peter Weyand is widely recognized as a leading scholar on the scientific basis of human performance. His research on the determinants of high-intensity exercise performance has shaped contemporary understanding and modern training practices in sprinting events. Dr. Weyand's scholarly expertise draws on the largely distinct fields of human exercise physiology and comparative vertebrate biomechanics. His research integrates performance, biomechanics, and metabolic power at the whole-body level. His study subjects through the years have ranged from antelope, sled dogs, flightless birds, and rodents to Olympic sprinters and hurdlers.
Dr. Mike Young is the owner and director of performance at Athletic Lab Sports Performance Training Center in Cary, NC. Mike Young brings the unique qualities of being a nationally recognized researcher, coach, and educator. Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology, an MS in Coaching Science and a PhD in Biomechanics. Mike is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Level 2 USA Weightlifting Coach, and is one of the only coaches to have achieved a USATF Level 3 recognition in the sprint events. He also has a USATF Level 2 certification in 3 event areas.
Coach Vince Anderson started coaching in January, 1986. He is entering his 30th year of collegiate coaching this season. He is starting his 11th year at Texas A&M where he has trained hurdlers and Women's sprints since 2005. Starting in 1989, Anderson spent 16 balanced years at the University of Tennessee, first as the women's sprints and hurdles coach for 8 years, followed by an 8 year stint as the men's sprints, hurdles and jumps coach.
Dr. Ken Clark was awarded his doctorate from SMU in 2013. He joined the Locomotor Performance Laboratory as a doctoral student in August of 2010, after serving as the Director of Performance Training for Summit Sports Training Center in West Chester (PA) where he was responsible for the speed, strength and conditioning training of professional athletes from the National Football and National Hockey Leagues in addition to high school and collegiate athletes. Mr. Clark has completed coaching internships with both Villanova University and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Join these legends of speed for two knowledge filled motivating days and let them help you become a better coach or athlete.