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The 9th Annual Strength and Conditioning Student Conference

Event information

START DATE 10 March 2018
START TIME 09:30am
LOCATION

Rickett Quadrangle, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 10 March 2018
END TIME 05:00pm

Student conference with guest lectures from professionals and experts in the field of strength and conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning Student Conference (SCSC) is an annual event that was first held in 2010. The conference has three aims: (1) to provide delegates with presentations that address the latest research and practices within the field of strength and conditioning, (2) provide a platform for which students and coaches can showcase their work (typically via poster presentations), and (3) make access to experts, both researchers and practitioners, accessible to all by running on a not-for-profit basis.

Keynotes will be:

  1. Perry Stewart – Lead Academy strength and Conditioning Coach at Arsenal FC

    - Title:Understanding the Youth Athlete – From Theory to Practice

  2. Dr Ben Rosenblatt – Lead Men's Physical Performance Coach, Football Association

    - Title: Physically preparing teams to win major international tournaments

  3. Professor Ben jones –Research and Innovation Manager, Rugby Football League; Professor, Leeds Beckett University

    - Title: The Training - Recovery Cycle; Applying Research to Practice to Navigate the Organised Chaos when working with Youth Athletes

  4. Dr Matthew Weston – Reader in Exercise Science at Teesside University
    - Title: Challenging the way we prescribe and monitor training loads in team sports

Price: £40 including hot lunch

Address: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

Travel links: 5 min walk from Hendon Underground (Northern line) and Over ground (Themeslink), and 1 mile from M1, exit 2

For more on travel and directions see our Directions to London campus page

Book your place using our online store

For further information, please contact Anthony Turner: a.n.turner@mdx.ac.uk

Conference Timetable

Registration with tea and biscuits: 0930 – 1000

Opening address: 1000-1010 – Format of the day

Speaker one: 1010-1120 – Perry Stewart

Title: Understanding the Youth Athlete – From Theory to Practice

Tea and biscuits: 1120-1150

Speaker two: 1150-1300 – Dr Ben Rosenblatt

Title: Physically preparing teams to win major international tournaments

Lunch and poster presentations: 1300 - 1400

Speaker three: 1400 – 1510 – Professor Ben Jones

Title: The Training - Recovery Cycle; Applying Research to Practice to Navigate the Organised Chaos when working with Youth Athletes

Tea and biscuits: 1510-1540

Speaker four: 1540 – 1650 – Dr Matthew Weston

Title: Challenging the way we prescribe and monitor training loads in team sports

Conference close: 1650-1700

Speaker bios:

Perry Stewart

@perryfstewart

Perry is the lead academy strength and conditioning coach (U9-16) at Arsenal Football Club and a visiting lecturer at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University.  Previously Perry was head of academy sport science and medicine at Queens Park Rangers Football Club. He has also worked with elite youth athletes within tennis and fencing, and across many other sports within the talented athlete scholarship scheme (TASS).

Dr. Ben Rosenblatt

@ben_rosenblatt

Ben is the Lead Men’s Physical Performance Coach for the FA. Prior to this he was the Senior S&C Coach for the Olympic winning GB Women’s Hockey team. Ben is passionate about working as part of a team to find training solutions to support teams, coaches and athletes achieve their ambitions. He developed his experience in research, rehabilitation and athletic preparation by completing a PhD in the biomechanics of exercise specificity, being the Senior Rehabilitation Scientist for BOA and EIS and a former role as Head of Science and Conditioning at Birmingham City FC. He continues to provide S&C support to developing and elite Judo fighters at Camberley Judo Club.

Professor Ben Jones

@23benjones

Ben holds a full-time academic position at Leeds Beckett University, UK, where he leads a number of applied research projects in sports performance. Ben completed his PhD in 2013. Since then, he has undertaken a number of applied research projects, and currently supervises research students and staff, working in numerous professional rugby clubs in the United Kingdom. Ben has published over 75 scientific peer-review publications since 2014, frequently presents at international conferences, and also co-edited the book; Science of Sport: Rugby. He is also an accredited strength and conditioning coach (UKSCA), and in 2017 won UK Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Research and Education. Ben currently holds consultancy roles with the Rugby Football League, as their Research and Innovation Manager, and Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union as their Head of Academy Science and Research.

Dr Matthew Weston

@mweston73

Matthew is a Reader in Exercise Science at Teesside University. He was awarded his PhD via completed works in 2009, with his thesis containing a series of applied research studies examining key issues arising from day-to-day work with elite football referees. He is currently Associate Editor for the Sports Performance section of the Journal of Sports Sciences and has published extensively in the area of applied sports science of team sports, with particular emphasis on match analysis and the prescription and monitoring of training load. Matthew is a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist with 20 years’ applied experience. Highlights have included FIFA Sports Scientist at the 2003 World Youth Championships and the 2006 Football World Cup, and leading an interdisciplinary team working on the physical preparation of all football referees involved in the professional English game.

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