USATF/IAAF Academy For Sprints & Youth Specialization Dec 3-9

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USATF/IAAF Academy for Sprints or Youth Specialization,
December 3-9, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL - Limited Spots Remain

Containing a deep lineup of medal-producing coaches, international lecturers and sport scientists, the 2017 USATF/IAAF Academy includes some of the world's best instruction in a specific event group. Presenting more than 10 experts in their field, the weeklong program provides mentoring opportunities and the skills and knowledge to prepare an individual to coach at the national and international levels. 

Instructors: 

  • Mike Holloway: The Head Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Field at the University of Florida, Holloway has built the Gators' programs into a dynasty, finishing in the top three at 15 of the last 16 NCAA Championships and producing 28 NCAA Champions in the men's sprint, hurdle and relay events. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Holloway led Gator alums Kerron Clement and Arman Hall to gold medals in the 400mH and 4x400 relay, respectively. 
     
  • Amy Deem: Over the course of 26 seasons, Deem has experienced relentless success in the sprint and hurdle events, leading the Miami Hurricanes' track and field program to numerous ACC titles, All-America honors and Olympic medals. Under Deem, decorated aluma and three-time summer Olympian Lauryn Williams made her first Olympic team en route to a silver medal in the 100m at the 2004 Athens Games. Most recently, Deem coached Shakima Wimbley to a gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the 2017 World Championships, following an individual title in the indoor 400m and runner-up finish at NCAA Outdoor Championships.
     
  • Dr. Ralph Mann: Following a decorated professional career in the 400mH earning a silver medal at the 1972 Olympic Games and gold at the Pan American Games in 1971, Dr. Mann has been a longtime contributor to the USATF sports science and high performance programs, focusing on using biomechanical analysis on elite sprinters and hurdlers to evaluate and improve their performances. Dr. Mann earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Physical Education from Brigham Young University prior to completing a Ph.D. in Biomechanics at Washington State University. He is an inductee of the USATF National Track & Field Hall of Fame.
     
  • Loren Seagrave: Director of Track and Field at IMG Academy, Seagrave is a world-renowned authority on speed development with more than 30 years advising numerous Olympians and international competition medalists. Seagrave contributed to the USATF Coaching Education program as a lead lecturer and curriculum developer. He will bring the components of speed development and strength training to the academy curriculum.
     
  • Jeremy Fischer: USATF Lead Coach at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center and specialist in the horizontal jumps, Fischer coached Brittany Reese and Will Claye to silver medals at the Rio Olympics. He is a long-time and popular instructor in the USATF Coaching Education Certification Program.
     
  • Dr. Robert Chapman: USATF Associate Director of Sports Science and Medicine and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Indiana University. Dr. Chapman was a highly regarded endurance coach prior to moving into the teaching and administrative role. He currently leads USATF's high performance sports science programs.
     
  • Gunter Lange: IAAF Senior Manager of the Development and Member Relations department, Lange oversees all aspects of the IAAF Coaching Education Program and is a recognized endurance specialist throughout the world.
     
  • Dr. Ulrich Hartmann: Professor in the Movement and Training Science Department, University of Leipzig, Germany. Hartmann speaks around the world on performance training and human physiology and has consistently lectured for IAAF in their CECS courses.
     
  • Dr. Anne Shadle: Specialist in coaching theory and holding a Ph.D. in Health Education with an emphasis in Sport Psychology, Dr. Shadle is also a former standout 1500m runner at the University of Nebraska and a U.S. Olympic Trials semifinalist. Her research focus has targeted understanding the psychosocial challenges, preparations and responses of Olympic gold medal-winning athletes.
     
  • Dr. Denise Wood: Vice President of Research and Assessment at Huntington College of Health Sciences; former USATF national champion and world-class athlete who represented the U.S. on 25 national teams. As a career educator, Dr. Wood has been recognized for her work as an outstanding professor in exercise science, research design, motor learning and statistical analysis. Wood is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
     
  • Jackie Barcal: Head of Nutrition at IMG Academy. Barcal oversees all aspects of fueling professional and student-athletes at IMG Academy. Her vast experience includes stops at the University of Wyoming and at the University of Alabama, where she was a member of the inaugural Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program (SNIP). Barcal is a registered and licensed dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics.
Learn more about the USATF/IAAF Academy or submit an application here. All applications must be received by November 1, 2017

Level 2 Program for Endurance or Sprints/Hurdles/Relays,
December 27-31, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL - Limited Spots Remain


Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the nation's top coaches and sports science experts at the December USATF Level 2 Program. Boasting a faculty of Olympic, World, NCAA, and state championship-winning coaches to deliver their expertise and an in-depth education in an event discipline, the program provides the skills and knowledge to coach and develop athletes at the high school through collegiate level. 

Endurance
  • Scott Christensen: One of the country's top high school distance coaches, leading Stillwater High School in Minnesota. Christensen's teams have won 13 state titles and produced more than 20 individual champions, including alumni Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian in the 1500m.
     
  • Mike Smith: Director of Cross Country/Track and Field at West Point, Smith is entering his second year leading the Black Knights. While at Kansas State University, Smith coached two Olympians, an NCAA champion and three Big 12 championship teams among other accolades during his 20-year tenure.
Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
  • Loren Seagrave: Director of Track and Field at IMG Academy, Seagrave is a world-renowned authority on speed development, with more than 30 years advising numerous Olympians and international competition medalists. Seagrave contributed to the USATF Coach Education program as a lead lecturer and curriculum developer. 
     
  • Jeremy Fischer: USATF Lead Coach at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center and specialist in the horizontal jumps, Fischer coached Brittany Reese and Will Claye to silver medals at the Rio Olympics. He is a long-time and popular instructor in the USATF Coach Education Certification Program.
Sports Science
  • Dr. Christine Brooks: Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Brooks is a training theory and physiology specialist and veteran lead sports science instructor for the USATF Level 2 Program.
Learn more about the Level 2 Program or submit an application here. All Applications must be received by November 1, 2017