One of the best clinics in recent years was the ELITETRACK Gold Medal Track Clinic conducted at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. If you missed it, you can get it from ELITETRACK here.
Thus, if you are going to the Trials, as a fan or coach, be sure to attend the 2012 USATF/VS Athletics Olympic Trials SUPER CLINIC and USATF Coaching Education Level 3 Symposium
This clinic is open to everyone: Learn from 20 of the Nation’s Premier Coaches and Sports Scientists as they share their knowledge, expertise & training advice. Several of the presenting Coaches have athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Trials.
WHEN: Tuesday, 26 June, 2012
LOCATION: Boulevard Grill and Conference Center, 2123 Franklin Blvd. Eugene (8 blocks SE of stadium) free parking!
SCHEDULE: 9:00AM – 5:30pm. On-site registration will open at 7:30am.
COST: Pre-Trials SuperClinic Registration (by June 19th) is $50.00 per individual coach, $40.00 per coach for a Staff of four or more coaches registering at the same time, and $30.00 for members of the USATF Coaches Registry with the USATF Registry coupon code, to be completed online. Trials SuperClinic on-site registration will be available for $60.00. NIKE dri-fit hats and spike bags in addition to a complimentary drink ticket to the post-clinic social for the first 400 registrants!
AMENITIES: Buffet breakfast and lunch will be available onsite for purchase. USATF and VS Athletics will host a coaches’ social immediately after the last session with snacks and drinks. In addition, there will be a HUGE, free Vendors Expo and raffle.
Confirmed speakers as of 1 June:
Loren Seagrave: (coach of numerous Olympians, IAAF Master Level 5 Instr., developer of SpeedDynamics), Dennis Mitchell (Coach at Claremont, Florida Training Center, Olympic Gold medalist), Vince Anderson (Sprint coach at Texas A&M and coach of numerous NCAA champions and Olympians, currently coaching Muna Lee and Shauntae Moore), Dr. Ralph Mann (USATF Biomechanist and Olympic silver medalist).
Bob Larsen (former UCLA Head Coach, assistant Olympic Coach, coach of Meb Keflezighi), Beth Alford-Sullivan (Director of Penn State University Track and Field/Cross Country and 2004 Olympic assistant coach), Peter Thompson (IAAF Global Leader for Endurance Running event group), Dr. Randy Wilber (USOC Physiologist and premier scientists in the world for endurance events).
John Godina (Olympic Shot Put medalist and director of World Throws Center), Mac Wilkins (Olympic Discus Gold medalist and founder of the Concordia Univ. Throws Center), Sandy Fowler (national champion and 2000 Assistant Olympic coach currently at Univ. of Michigan), Dr. Iain Hunter (USATF Biomechanist working with throws and endurance events)
Cliff Rovelto (Head coach at Kansas St. and internationally recognized authority in jumps and combined events), Jeremy Fischer (former Univ. of Oklahoma jumps coach and current resident coach at the Chula Vista OTC coaching WC gold medalist, Will Claye), Ty Sevin (Resident coach at the Chula Vista OTC, coaching WC pole vault medalist Brad Walker).
Dr. Peter McGinnis (Author and authority on the science behind the vault)
Ralph Lindeman (Air Force Academy and 2004 Olympic Assistant coach, and Chair of USATF Coaches Advisory Committee), Brooks Johnson (1984 Olympic Head Coach and former Coach of Stanford University Track and Field/Cross Country, and current coach of 110m hurdle A.R. holder David Oliver), Kathleen Raske (head coach at Sacramento State, numerous International staffs), Dr. Andrea Braakhuis (Senior USOC nutrition specialist and USATF London Olympic Staff)
USATF Coaching Education Level 3 Symposium
Credit for all qualifying coaches. Level 3 Symposium applications will be available at the Clinic. Also refer to: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for—/Coaches/Coaching-Education.aspx, and click on the Level 3 tab on the left where application can be downloaded and printed ahead of arrival at Trials SuperClinic.
For updated schedule and registration information, refer to www.vsathletics.com, and click on the Trials SuperClinic tab in the upper right.
Click here for the 2012_Trials_SuperClinic Flyer!