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The 10th Annual Strength and Conditioning Student Conference

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START DATE 9 March 2019
START TIME 09:30am
END DATE 9 March 2019
END TIME 04:30pm

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

Talk 1. Inter-limb Asymmetries: Calculating Differences, Effects on Athletic Performance, and Methods to Reduce Imbalances

Talk 2.Who, What, How – Plan, Deliver, Review: A Framework for Decision-Making in S&C Coaching

Talk 3.Title: Optimising force plate assessment of vertical jumping in team-sports

Talk 4.Performance planning in Paralympic sport: Science, practice and the skills in between

Talk 5.Measuring Force, Velocity and Power in Jumping and Sprinting: new concepts, new methods, new perspectives

Chris Bishop
@ChrisBishop_UK
Prof.Kevin Till
@ktconditioning
Dr John McMahon
@DrJJMcMahon
Dr Tom Paulson
@tom_paulson
Prof. JB Morin
@jb_morin

Price: £40 including hot lunch and post conference drinks to celebrate our 10th Anniversary

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 booking link below.

Parking: Parking is free on site on Saturdays (Greyhound Hill car park)

Book on-line link: Coming soon

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

Conference Timetable

Registration with coffee, tea and biscuits: 0930 – 1000

Speaker one: 1000-1055 (5 min opening address)

Chris Bishop: Programme Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University

Title: Inter-limb Asymmetries: Calculating Differences, Effects on Athletic Performance, and Methods to Reduce Imbalances

Coffee, tea and biscuits: 1055-1120

Speaker two: 1120-1215

Professor Kevin Till, Professor in Athletic Development at Leeds Beckett University

Title: Who, What, How – Plan, Deliver, Review: A Framework for Decision-Making in S&C Coaching

Coffee, tea and biscuits:1215-1240

Speaker three: 1240 – 1335

Dr John McMahon, lecturer in sports biomechanics and strength and conditioning at the University of Salford

Title: Optimising force plate assessment of vertical jumping in team-sports

Lunch: 1335 - 1425

Speaker four: 1425 – 1520

Dr. Tom Poulson, Head of Paralympic Performance Support at the English Institute of Sport.

Title: Performance planning in Paralympic sport: Science, practice and the skills in between

Coffee, tea and biscuits:1520-1535

Speaker five: 1535 – 1630

Professor JB Morin

Title: Measuring Force, Velocity and Power in Jumping and Sprinting: new concepts, new methods, new perspectives

Speaker bios:

Chris Bishop is a senior lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, where he is also the Programme Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning. Previously, Chris has held numerous coaching positions ranging from professional football to leading the performance services for a large private healthcare company. More recently, Chris has moved into his current lecturing post here at Middlesex and since 2013, has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored 2 book chapters and undertaken numerous presentations in relation to his PhD topic which is investigating the effects inter-limb asymmetries has on measures of physical performance (which he will be presenting on today). Additionally, Chris also serves as the Chairman of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association

Kevin Tillis a Professor in Athletic Development within the Sports Coaching group at Leeds Beckett University. Kevin has published over 100 international scientific peer-review publications over the last decade related to youth athletes, strength and conditioning, sport science and coaching. Kevin is also a UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach and has worked across multiple sports, mainly rugby, for the last 12 years and currently works as a S&C coach at Yorkshire Carnegie RUFC and Leeds Rhinos RLFC within their academy programmes.

Dr John McMahon is a lecturer in sports biomechanics and strength and conditioning at the University of Salford. He received is PhD in sports biomechanics from Salford in 2015 following his research into dynamic muscle-tendon stiffness and stretch-shortening cycle function. John has been an accredited strength and conditioning coach with both the National and United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Associations since 2010 and has worked as a strength and conditioning coach across several team sports. He has also co-authored >45 peer-reviewed journal articles relating to athletic performance assessment and is currently researching alternative methods of analysing vertical jump force-time characteristics to help better inform athlete’s training priorities. John is also a co-editor of book titled ‘Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning’ which is due to be published by Routledge in late 2018.

Dr Tom Paulson began his role as Head of Paralympic Performance Support in August 2017 having joined the English Institute of Sport (EIS) as a Senior Performance Pathway Scientist after the Rio 2016 Paralympic games. Tom is currently responsible for the delivery of the EIS’s Para SSSM strategy and continued Paralympic and international success through world-leading practitioner development, research and innovation activity within the institute. In his previous role within the Performance Pathway Team, Tom was responsible for the creation and delivery of the ‘Para Transitions Programme’ in collaboration with discipline experts from within EIS UK Sport and the British Paralympic Association. In the Rio cycle, he worked as a Research Associate at the PHC overseeing multi-disciplinary research projects including shoulder load and propulsion asymmetry during manual wheelchair use, optimal supplement dosages for Paralympic athletes, and the quantification of court-based training load for wheelchair sports. In this time Tom also delivered applied performance support to GB Wheelchair Rugby, leading the ‘fit and healthy’ athlete strategy, individual athlete planning and physical performance profiling within the SSSM team.

Jean-Benoit (JB) Morin is Full Professor at the Faculty of Sport Sciences (Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France), and a member of the Laboratory of Human Motor Function, Expertise Sport and Health. He is also an associate researcher with the Sports Research Institute New-Zealand (SPRINZ) at Auckland University of Technology. He obtained a Track & Field Coach National Diploma in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Human Locomotion and Performance in 2004. JB’s field of research is mainly human locomotion and performance, with specific interest in running biomechanics and maximal power movements (sprint, jumps). He is a research director, and has edited a textbook (Biomechanics of Training and Testing, 2018) and published over 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He teaches locomotion and sports biomechanics, and strength assessment. He is also a consultant for professional sports groups in soccer, rugby, sprint, and other power-speed sports. He practiced soccer for 10 years, practiced and coached track and field (middle distance and 400m hurdles) for eight years, and he now enjoys trail running and triathlon.

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