In alignment with our mission to use best practices of health and performance to provide world-class training, we work diligently to host annual events with sports science industry leaders from around the world to better serve local trainers, coaches, medical professionals and ultimately – the athletes they serve. Our agenda varies with each conference, but we deliberately hand-select all subject matter to expand on the knowledge base of our attendees.

 

Building Tomorrow’s Next Level ATHletes Today

Join us on Saturday, May 16th at our Katy, TX location for a full day of expert forums and interactive, hands-on workshops centered around the development of athletic performance and resilience to injury. For anyone involved in sport, this event is one not to be missed. The day is broken into three sections to provide a holistic outlook on the development of athletic performance:

1) Building the Foundation
2) Developing Powerful Athletes
3) Preparing and Performing at the Next Level

Those in attendance can also receive 0.8 CEUs from the NSCA. We hope to see you on May 16th as we work together to properly build tomorrow’s Next Level ATHletes. Breakfast and lunch will be included with the price of admission.

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Location

Athlete Training + Health
Memorial Hermann Sports Park
23910 Katy Freeway
Katy, Texas 77494

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Agenda

Intro

Open Registration, Welcome, Networking and Breakfast (provided).

8:00 – 8:45am

Part 1 – Building the Foundation

Lecture – The Influence of Growth and Maturity on Long-Term Athletic Development: Implications for Training, Sports Performance and Injury Risk

9:00 – 10:00am

Speaker Dr. Jon Oliver

Young athletes represent a truly unique population. Inevitably those athletes with aspirations to excel in sport will need to specialize at some point. However, intensified sport-specific training around periods of rapid growth and development can bring many challenges. Rapid growth and lag times in the growth of different systems can make young athletes more susceptible to injury, while the underlying processes that contribute to growth, maturation and development may have implications for how young athletes adapt to training. While practitioners should not shy away from using high training-intensities with young athletes there is a need to first develop training skills, to progress training appropriately and to consider the extra time that young athletes may need for recovery between sessions. By investing time in building solid foundations a long-term athletic development program should be able to create robust athletes who are better able to avoid and recovery from injuries, and athletes who are able to train and perform at a higher level when they leave a youth program.

Practical Workshop – Developing foundational athletic motor qualities for performance in developing athletes

Speaker Dr. Rhodri Lloyd

10:15 – 11:15am

This will be a practical session where delegates are introduced to solutions for developing a broad range of athletic motor skill qualities in young athletes. Together with developing good base levels of strength, these athletic motor skills represent the building blocks of training and provide the foundations that can then be progressed to more complex training to benefit both performance and injury. Different types of athletic motor skill competencies will be introduced together with a framework for progressing skills and demonstrations provided to show how this can work in a practical setting with young athletes of varying ability and experience.

Part 2 – Developing Powerful Athletes

Lecture – The Little Things You Are Missing to Develop a Faster, More Explosive Athlete

Speaker Chris Korfist

11:30 – 12:30pm

During this lecture, we will look at other aspects of running that are often missed in training and often lead to a stagnation of training or lack of development, or even in some cases injury. More specifically, we will look at the role of lateral stability in the hip and the function of the foot/ankle complex. This will be practically demonstrated during the workshop to reinforce take home messages for practitioners to make a difference with their athletes.

Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:30pm

Practical Workshop – The Little Things You Are Missing to Develop a Faster, More Explosive Athlete

Speaker Chris Korfist

1:30 – 2:15pm

During this workshop, we will look at other aspects of running that are often missed in training and often lead to a stagnation of training or lack of development, or even in some cases injury. More specifically, we will look at the role of lateral stability in the hip and the function of the foot/ankle complex. This will be practically demonstrated during the workshop to reinforce take home messages for practitioners to make a difference with their athletes.

Practical Workshop – Resisted Sled Training – Applied Assessment, Prescription and Coaching

Speaker Dr. Micheál Cahill

2:15 – 3:00pm

Resisted sled training (RST) is a commonly used method of sprint specific training, however there is a lack of uniformity on training guidelines and best practice. RST can be used as a mode of horizontal strength training to compliment a well rounded training program to improve speed. This workshop is aimed at providing valuable practical insight from evidence based research on young athletes to better equip coaches to assess, prescribe and coach RST to enhance speed. Of particular interest to practitioners dealing with young athletes will be the interaction of maturation and training competence on the phase of targeted sprint adaptation.

Part 3 – Preparing and Performing at the Next Level

Lecture – In-Season Training & Athlete Management

Speaker Matt Van Dyke

3:15 – 4:15pm

This session will cover practical methods of managing athletes training and performance throughout the in-season phase of the annual cycle. With the goal of creating “optimal performance” repeatedly throughout the team sport season, athletes must be trained appropriately throughout the off-season, and then trained/managed accordingly during the competition cycle. These management techniques include, but are not limited to, weight room training, practice planning, and occasionally return to play procedures. Each of these require a high level of communication and understanding among staff and athletes if players are to be “fast and fresh” for repeated performances throughout the season.

Practical Workshop – The Full Story Behind an ACL Tear: Surgical, Rehabilitative and Performance Insights

Speakers Chris Slocum, Chris Lefever and Dr. Bonnie Gregory

4:30 – 5:30pm

This lecture will cover the three different domains that collaborate to return the injured athlete back to sport following ACL injury: surgical reconstruction, physical therapy rehabilitation and performance. The clinician or coach is often highly specialized in one domain, sometimes lacking exposure to the roles and considerations of others involved in the continuum of care. Theoretically, the model is seamless and collaborative – in practice, it is often not. This lecture will discuss best practice for this unique patient population and highlight high-yield, practical insights and advice for use in the clinic or weight room.

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Accommodations

Attendees receive Athlete Training + Health’s discount at the Omni Westside Hotel. Please use the link here to search for rooms.

Distance

Omni Westside Hotel is approximately 11 miles (16 minutes) from Athlete Training + Health located in the Memorial Hermann Sports Park.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is approximately 30 miles (40-60 minutes) from Omni Westside Hotel and 56 miles (60-75 minutes) from Athlete Training + Health located in the Memorial Hermann Sports Park.

William P. Hobby Airport is approximately 35 miles (40-60 minutes) from Omni Westside Hotel and 43 miles (50-75 minutes) from Athlete Training + Health located in the Memorial Hermann Sports Park.

Transport

We recommend taxi and rideshare options as the most efficient way to get to Omni Westside and Athlete Training + Health. These options are available at both airports.

Car rentals are also available at both airports. If you wish to organize a car rental we recommend booking direct with your chosen vendor at least a few weeks in advance.

Parking

Omni Westside offers complimentary self-parking and valet service for $15 per day per vehicle.

Temperature

In May the average temperature in Houston ranges between the high 60’s to mid 80’s.

Dress Code

Casual attire.

Local area and things to do

For activities and events during your stay in Houston, click here.

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