The 2008 USATF National Podium Education Project takes place December 9-13 at the Tuscany Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The main focus of this year’s summit will be “How to Maintain Your Peak from the Trials to the Games“.
It follows the same format as last year with the conference broken down into 2 sessions. You can choose to attend one event group per session:
Session 1: December 9-11, 2008
- Sprint Session
- Distance/Middle Distance Session
- Throws Session
- Combined Events Session
Session 2: December 11-13, 2008
- Hurdle Session
- High Jump Session
- Horizontal Jumps Session
- Pole Vault Session
The best part about this event is that registration is completely FREE. You only have to be a current member of USATF and cover your travel, lodging, meal, and entertainment expenses. Coaches and Athletes from other countries can apply for a USATF membership.
For some sample video footage of last year’s coaching sessions, here is John Smith with Jon Drummond demonstrating a drills session. Here is the complete session of Clyde Hart Drill’s session plus his new 60 page coaching manual.
The HPD Sprint and Hurdle Seminars have been run since 1982 under the direction of Dr. Ralph Mann and were created to ensure that the United States dominates the podium at the Olympic and World Championships. The NPEP Sprint Session will be limited to the first 200 coaches that register, so act now and come join us in Las Vegas.
This highly successful, science based program has attracted the best scientific and coaching minds for over 25 years. For the second time, it will be open to coaches at all levels of development. If you want to be exposed to the same information that is available to elite sprint coaches, you can’t afford to miss this seminar.
You will be able to attend the main session with the coaches of the top finishers in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and 2008 Olympic Games. You will hear Dr. Mann’s presentations on the mechanics of sprinting, along with the highly inquisitive, and sometimes combative, questions and discussions of the HPD coaches. In addition, there will be presentations by speakers in the fields of sports medicine, motor learning, and sports psychology; all directly related to sprint performance.
On the application side, elite coaches including Clyde Hart, Amy Deem, Curtis Frye, Dennis Shaver, Terry Long, Dwayne Miller, and John Smith will be giving presentations on various aspects of the development of sprint athletes. The highlight of this effort will be a live demonstration of how to best teach and improve an athlete’s sprint performance. This session will include Dr. Mann’s computer video graphics based teaching system, as well as presentations from some of the HPD coaches. This will be a true application situation where you will be directly involved.
>> Click here to register for the USATF NPEP.
>> Click here for the Sprint Session schedule.