DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF S&C IN YOUNGER ATHLETES Former Elementary and High School PE/Health teacher and multi-sport coach. Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Oregon since 1985 with American Football, Basketball, Track & Field and Cross Country, Baseball, Volleyball, and Tennis. Strength/Speed Coach with the 2016-2019 U.S. Women’s Hockey Team. Speed/Power coach/consultant for Oregon Track Club elite, Texas Elite Track Club, Phoenix Track Club.
QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION: MAKING HEALTH AND FITNESS MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY 4x Paralympian, Paralympic medallist, PhD candidate and Co-founder of Accessercise
DR HELEN COLLINS
BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS: A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR YOUTH S&C Resistance training for youth has increased in popularity, particularly from an athletic development perspective. However, while current physical activity guidelines emphasise the health benefits of strength-based exercise for the wider youth population, uptake in resistance training, and opportunities to take part remain limited. This presentation aims to showcase the broader impact of resistance training for youth with particular focus on those less active and/or at risk of obesity. Additionally, there will be emphasis on promoting a rewarding, alternative career path for strength and conditioning coaches, where the focus on improving physical activity and health has significant benefit for all.
ASSESSING ISOMETRIC NECK STRENGTH: INJURY PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT Lesley worked for the RFU since 2001 and was squad physiotherapist for the England Men’s u19/u20 teams 2004-2017. Her area of specialist interest has always been the cervical spine proprioception. The currently researches best practice for screening the cervical spine and the provision of appropriate exercises to enhance resilience for the cervical spine to withstand the rigours of the current game of rugby football union for her PhD. She is currently working with multiple sports including soccer and motor sport to enhance their protocols for concussion prevention and management. She is part of the wide-ranging World Rugby supported research coordinated by Swansea University exploring the effects of neck strength in relation to concussion in women’s rugby. Lesley is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at Coventry University. She has developed and is course director for the pre-reg MSc in Physiotherapy and Leadership programme. She teaches musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy on the undergraduate physiotherapy programmes and lectures on the MSc programmes: Manual Therapy, First Contact Practitioner, Advanced Physiotherapy Practice and Strength and Conditioning.
YOUTH SPORT HEALTH: THE NEED AND OPPORTUNITY This session will explore the need and opportunities that exist in schools and clubs for UKSCA members and the added value that this may bring to young people. It will provide an insight into the current challenges regarding the prevention and management of injury in the school and club environment and aims to provoke discussion an debate around the role that UKSCA members could play in addressing these challenges.
SPEED FOR TEAM SPORTS Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo is the head coach and founder of Speedworks. Jonas developed as a coach through his passion for speed and power and was lucky enough to be under the tutelage of Master Coach Dan Pfaff for four years. Jonas has worked with many elite performers across a range of sports but with his main success and main role within Track and Field. In addition to supporting athletes, Jonas is supporting coaches through mentorship, workshops and consulting. He is currently Consulting at Premiership and Championship Football and Rugby clubs working with their staff and first team players.
BUILDING HIGH PERFORMING SHOULDERS: FIRST PRINCIPLES Tim is a shoulder strength and conditioning specialist and founder of Dynamic Shoulders as well as the School of Calisthenics. He’s worked in elite sport since 2008 coaching athletes to European, Commonwealth, World and Paralympic success. At Dynamic Shoulders, Tim works with performance minded people to take their upper body training to the next level – reducing pain, instability and overcoming longstanding shoulder issues, whilst supporting performance progression in endurance, strength, speed, and power Tim has his own story of shoulder issues having had multiple dislocations and two surgeries. This led him on a personal journey of exploring how to develop shoulders he can trust. He is passionate about combining his professional and personal experience with existing and emerging tools to recondition and scale upper body performance by respecting the design of the shoulder.
ROYAL ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORP
THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATING S&C PRINCIPLES INTO PTI TRAINING AND EDUCATION The Army has been conducting physical training as an organisation for over 160 years. Training methods have been developed over the years and originated from evidence-based research, this has continued with strength and conditioning principles forming the foundation of physical training whilst balancing against the need for routine and robust delivery. We will be discussing the development of our training to our physical training instructors and the journey that we have been on over the last 10 years. This includes change management to our organisation and 6000 already qualified instructors, how we qualify our instructors at the Army School of Physical Training, delivery of physical training to UK special forces, airborne forces and regular units to provide a robust and deployable Army.
TOUGH NEGOTIATIONS:THE ULTIMATE SOFT SKILL Paul joined the police in 2001. He went on to become a detective in Serious and Organised Crime in the Metropolitan Police having worked in covert policing, various crime squads and the intelligence bureau. He was a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator with further specialisation in Kidnap negotiation. Paul has received several commendations for outstanding detective work. His last role, before joining ARU, in Norfolk Constabulary (Operation Moonshot) won the 2019 World Policing Award for innovation in tackling, disrupting and preventing crime. Paul’s Masters S&C project looked at the occupational demands, fitness standards and injury rates to British police officers. He established a set of voluntary fitness standards, as well as looking at the role Judo and Jiu Jitsu might play in operational performance. As well as a UKSCA Member, Paul is a CIMSPA Advanced Coach Practitioner and a British Triathlon High Performance Coach.
BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION Dr Stephen Patterson is a Professor in Applied Exercise Physiology & Performance at St Mary’s University, London. He is the course lead for the Professional Doctorate in Strength & Conditioning and also lectures on the MSc in Strength & Conditioning. He has a PhD in the area of Blood flow restriction training and he has been researching this area for over 10 years. He has published >70 scientific research papers investigating the strategies to improve performance in clinical groups and elite athletes. More detail on Stephens research can be found on his Youtube and Facebook pages .
BUILD YOUR OWN WORK:LIFE BALANCE WITH CAREER PERIODISATION Josh is a performance coach with over 15 years coaching in elite sport and the military. He has held roles with the EIS, EXOS and HINTSA in professional and Olympic sport, Special Forces and F2/F3 motor sport in 5 different countries. His experiences as a lone ranger have led him to learn things the hard way, continuously. This made for a bumpy ride, a Mr More and Better mindset and multiple burnouts. So, he has created Career Blueprint to give performance practitioners the skills, tools and resources to take control of their well-being and build a professional pathway which allows you to live the life you want.
THE PARA FOOTBALL JOURNEY Worked in Para sport for the last 12 years. Current oversee the physical performance delivery and strategy for the FA’s Para football programme, spanning from the elite to grass roots levels of the game and covering 6 impairments: blind, visual impairment, powerchair, deaf and cerebral palsy, with some involvement with amputee in both male and female formats.
FROM THE GYM TO THE FIELD: MAXIMISING POWER TRANSFER Currently Head of Performance at Gloucester Rugby overseeing the S&C and medical departments since 2016. Previously worked in various roles including Head of Fitness at Leinster Rugby from 2006-2016. Dan has a BSc in Sports Science and Health from Dublin City University with a Research Masters Degree from University College Dublin.
VELOCITY-BASED TRAINING : PRACTICAL INSIGHTS AND APPLICATIONS Steve is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coaching at Sheffield Hallam University, accredited S&C Coach, PhD candidate, early-career researcher and Employability Lead.
THE ATHLETIC SHOULDER ASSESSMENT SYSTEM Ben Ashworth is a UK trained Physio-coach & Shoulder specialist with dual Masters in strength & conditioning and Physiotherapy. He is currently undertaking a PhD in throwing performance. Ben has over 20 years experience across rugby, Olympic sport, Premier league and European football, consulting for Major League Baseball teams and tennis organisations. He is part of an NFL injury prevention Shoulder Taskforce, and has delivered workshops to NBA, MLB and NFL teams, as well as assisting with the rehabilitation of individual players. Ben provides a shoulder consultancy at ISEH in London where he has helped to develop a shoulder monitoring pathway to improve post-surgical outcomes and athlete profiling. Ben published novel research around the ASH test and continues to drive progress within the shoulder assessment and monitoring space. His performance driven, athlete centred philosophy can be applied to the management of any shoulder problem.
MEMBER CASE STUDY ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Three members will be selected to present their applied case studies on Friday evening from 5.45pm-6.15pm
EARLY CAREER PANEL
GET THAT JOB: HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD Learn the recruitment secrets to get that first job in this interactive panel discussion covering a range of employers in S&C.
EFFECTIVE PSYCHOSOCIAL COACHING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW CAN IT BE DEVELOPED? Dr. Szedlak is a lecturer and researcher in S&C at Hartpury University, where he leads the MSc In S&C programme. Dr. Szedlak’s research extends to examine psychosocial and sociocultural effective coaching behaviours, using innovative qualitative methods to disseminate findings to the applied practitioner. He is part of the editorial panel of the NSCA Coach and is serving as a reviewer for numerous prestigious sport psychology and coaching journals. He is also an accredited S&C coach, tutor, and accessor with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. He has over 14 years experience as an elite S&C coach working with multiple Olympic and world champions, within a variety of different sports (e.g., sailing, cricket, wheelchair basketball, goalball).
WHICH WAY NOW: YOUR BEST-FIT SECTOR FOR A FULFILLING CAREER A panel of experienced coaches working in a variety of sectors such as elite sport, academia, youth, discuss the reasons they decided to work in that sector, the pros and cons and which personality types are best suited.
USING BALL MASTERY TO ENHANCE CONDITIONING & REHABILITATION Coerver® Coaching are known globally as the originators of Ball Mastery. During this presentation/ practical demonstration, Scott will provide an overview of the latest Coerver approach and how Ball Mastery can be utilised to enhance conditioning & rehabilitation.
PREPARE FOR THE UKSCA ASSESSMENT: BACK SQUAT, CLEAN & JERK, SNATCH
Looking to take your UKSCA assessment in the next year or educating others who are? These three hands-on practical session with one of our most experienced UKSCA assessors, will de-mystify the UKSCA assessment process, give you a step-by-step guide on how to prepare, avoid the common pitfalls, and give you confidence to pass your assessment first-time!
ANIMAL FLOW Richard is a Personal Training coach and educator with 20 years’ experience within the health and fitness industry. His coaching philosophy is one of ‘building health from the ground up’ and is a stalwart believer in ‘practicing what he preaches’. Richard has worked as a Health, Fitness and Nutrition Lecturer and Course Developer, Strength and Conditioning Coach (athlete focused) and Nutritional Therapist. He also works widely with lots of the top fitness publications as an author, fitness model and contributing expert. Richard is the Product Development Manager for TRAINFITNESS and the Lead Global Master Instructor for the movement system Animal Flow; he teaches extensively around the world.
Part 1 - BASES Sport & Performance Division – Operations & Opportunities Ibrahim has been teaching at Newman University since 2011. Prior to this he worked at Coventry University and the University of Hull where he also completed his PhD focusing on Monitoring training load in team sports. His research interests encompass various topics (athlete monitoring, nutrition, performance in the heat) in sport performance across different sports (Team & Individuals) and levels (elite, academy & amateur). This has included work with international soccer and cricket teams in team sports and professional cycling teams in individual sports. He is currently the course leader for the BSc sport and exercise science and in charge of the HPL@Newman (a consultancy service) running from our human performance laboratory. Ibrahim also plays an active role in BASES (British Association of Sport & Exercise Scientists) and is currently a board member and chair of the sport & performance division.
Part 2 - BASES Sport & Performance Division – Operations & Opportunities Dr Adam Grainger is a Senior Performance Strategist with Kitman Labs, working specifically within their National Governing Bodies and Leagues POD, having previously worked in professional rugby union and Olympic sports. He is an associate lecturer at University College Dublin, leading undergraduate and postgraduate strength and conditioning modules, and is a recent BASES Performance Division Chair and BASES Fellow with a specific research interest in recovery and restoration of performance in team sports.