Join us this summer at Longwood University for The Science of Sustained Excellence, a Coaching Symposium offered for coaches of all levels and disciplines, sports performance and sports. Learn the secrets of champions by top-notch scholars and researchers in their respective fields.

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This event is approved through the NCSA for 0.8 CEU's. A certificate will be granted upon completion of the event.

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cost: $60.00   
Costs Include: registration fee, lunch, parking 

NSCA Approved: 0.8 CEUs

Place: Longwood University, Blackwell Hall

  • Hear George Carlo Ph.D., Director of Performance for the Detroit Tigers, share Secrets of Champions: The Science of Sustained Excellence
  • Help your athletes maximize their performance and reduce injury risk
  • Earn 0.8 CEU’s approved by NCSA
  • Network with fellow coaches, trainers and sports professionals from around the region

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION : Secrets of Champions: The Science of Sustained Excellence, George Carlo Ph.D.
Dr. Carlo is the Director of Performance for the Detroit Tigers for the last 12yrs. Dr. Carlo’s expertise includes medical science, neurophysiology, mind-body performance, and clinical research. Dr. Carlo was faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and has served as a human performance and leadership advisor for the Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has published more than two hundred papers in the health sciences and published four text books. Dr. Carlo’s current literary work includes Secrets of Champions: The Science of Sustained Excellence due out by Simon and Schuster in 2017.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: The "Power" of Breathing and Single Sport Athlete’s Predisposition to Injury Ken S. Cheng PT, DPT, OCS, PES; Daniel Linick PT, DPT, SCS, ATC Relevant content includes: Breathing relatability to core, strength, and power production. Core engagement, performance gain plateau, injury, and postural decrement. Single sport athlete movement limitations and the increased risk of injury.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Practical Implementation of Sabermetrics "Moneyball" in Athletics Jon Nachtigal M.S. Relevant content includes: History of sabermetrics, applying analysis/probabilities to improve winning percentage, multi-sport application with sabermetrics.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Grit and Student-Athlete Performance: The Coach’s Perspective Troy Morgan Ph.D. Relevant content includes: The relationship between grit and student-athlete performance from the perspective of coaches. Coaches perspective on grit, non-cognitive aspects of athlete recruitment and team performance, and underlying belief that catchability is influenced by level of personal grit.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Periodization for the Multi-Sport Athlete Paul Berry Jr. M.S., CSCS, USAW-1 Relevant content includes: Periodization for the multi-sport athlete (fall conditioning, hypertrophy, winter strength, spring into power and speed, summer rebuild), multi-sport athlete considerations for injury corrective exercise implementation, core lifts, community involvement for athlete inspiration.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Theory of Monitoring Annual Training Progression with Physical Testing to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance. Troy Purdom Ph.D.; Kyle Levers Ph.D., CSCS Relevant content includes: Theory and methodology of physical testing, objectivity in athlete evaluation, practical implementation with basic resources, basic analysis and application of data, individual and team applications.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Practical Learning Session- Putting Theory into Practice of Monitoring Annual Training Progression with Physical Testing to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance. Troy Purdom Ph.D.; Kyle Levers Ph.D., CSCS Relevant content Includes: Teaching practical implementation of physical testing while providing hands on experience with individual participation within the testing experience.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Truly Humble: A Case for Humility in Sports Leadership.Rick Canter, M.S., CSCS, CSCCa, USAW Relevant content includes: Inter-team communication strategies with coaches, administration, athletic support staff. Effective strategies to motivate athletes in the weight room translating to on-field performance. Five dysfunctions of a team.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: How to Develop and Facilitate a Modified Sports Program for Children with Disabilities. Matthew D. Lucas Ed.D. Relevant content includes Generalized approach to facilitate after school individual and team youth sports programs. The drought of available resources for disabled children which impede positive benefits of sports programs for disabled youth. Lastly, creation and facilitation of specialized youth sports programs.

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Troy Purdom,
Dr. Kyle Levers,