I think most folks know about this already, but if not, you will be as stoked as I am! Here are the presenters and what they will cover:
Dan John – “Philosophy of Training and Coaching”
Greg Everett – “Observation & Correction: Technical Coaching for Weightlifting”
Matt Foreman – “Dividing the Barbell Disciplines: Combining Power and
Gant Grimes – “Functional Fitness Myths, Hybrid Programming, and
Evaluating Sport-Specific vs. Multi-Sport Needs”
Scott Hagnas – “Developing Gymnastic Strength for Non-Gymnasts”
I have not worked with Matt or Gant before, but I have followed their work. I think Scotty is one of the best Coahces I’ve ever met…always learning, always tinkering. Dan, according to one prominent fitness expert “has no squat”, so I’d really keep my eyes on that shifty character. And Greg…well, another fitness expert deemed Greg to be on the…shall we say, chubby side.
In all seriousness, I am already signed up and will be there. Original thinkers one and all, and an interesting characteristic amongst all these folks: Not only do they COACH people, they are also COMPETITIVE ATHLETES. Is that a pre-requisite to being an effective coach? No, but it’s a nice bonus because when you coach real athletes, and when you are yourself a competitive athlete, at anything, it tends to cut the BS and hyperbole significantly.
I hope to see you there.