New CrossFit-Performance Fitness Classes highlight new Spring Schedule
In addition to our recent changes to the Scholastic Sport Performance schedule, we have also added 3 new time slots to our CrossFit-Performance Fitness class schedule. Beginning March 28th, we will be offering CrossFit-Performance Fitness sessions at 7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The Spring schedule will begin on March 28th and will have the following changes:
- We are ADDING 7pm CrossFit-Performance Fitness training slots on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- We are ADDING 6pm Scholastic training slots on Tuesday and Thursday
- We are REMOVING our Scholastic Tuesday and Thursday 3:45 time slots
- The order and distribution of the themed Scholastic classes has changed to better suit our current group of athletes enrolled in our Scholastic Sport Performance Training (please see below)
iPad Giveaway Reminder
We’ve got just 7 days left in our March iPad giveaway. The current leaders in rank order are:
- Edwin Beale
- Gio Sanchez
- Santosh Murki
- Will Humphrey
Check out the link above to find the rules.
Spring Schedule Changes to Scholastic Sport Performance Classes
Beginning the last week of March (starting the week of March 28th), we will be implementing an updated schedule for our Scholastic Sport Performance classes. The new schedule has several important changes:
- We are ADDING 6pm training slots on Tuesday and Thursday
- We are REMOVING our Tuesday and Thursday 3:45 time slots
- The order and distribution of the themed classes has changed to better suit our current group of athletes enrolled in our Scholastic Sport Performance Training (please see below)
There are still 11 available training sessions available and we hope that the addition of 2 later evening sessions will make training more convenient for our dedicated athletes. The updated schedule with changed session times, and changed order and distribution of themed day is below.
You can’t improve what you don’t measure
Without getting subjective, you can’t improve what you don’t measure. This is why at Athletic Lab we make a point of testing and cataloging performances in areas that are most relevant to an athlete’s sport performance. We stand by our ability to QUANTITATIVELY improve an athlete’s strength, speed, stamina, jumping ability, or any other capacity important in that athlete’s sport. Be wary of trainers or training facilities that promise improvement but don’t measure progress or don’t use tests that are relevant to your activity.
Dr. Jack Daniels is coming to Athletic Lab
Dr. Jack Daniels is coming to Athletic Lab! Dr. Daniels will be speaking at Athletic Lab on May 1, 2011 from 1-5pm on the following topics:
- Ingredients of Success
- Principles of Training
- Aerobic Profiles
- Planning a Training Season
Dr. Jack Daniels has been called the “world’s best coach,” by Runner’s World magazine. He is currently the head coach of cross country and track at Brevard College in Brevard, NC. Dr. Daniels has been named the National Coach of the Year by the NCAA, which also honored him as the Division III Women’s Coach of the Century. During his 35-year coaching career, Daniels has coached 30 individual NCAA Division III National Champions, eight NCAA championship teams, and 130 All-Americans. Daniels has also coached five Olympians in men’s and women’s distance events and two sub-2:10 marathoners. Among the runners he’s worked with are Jim Ryun, Alberto Salazar, and Joan Benoit Samuelson. An accomplished author, he has written four books, the most recent being the 2nd edition of the popular Daniels’ Running Formula. He has also written more than 50 articles published in scientific journals and frequently contributes running stories to popular magazines.
Before Brevard, Daniels was the head distance running coach at the Centre for High Altitude Training at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Throughout his career he has been a featured speaker at coaches’ clinics, running camps and symposia. One of his special interests is the effect of altitude on training and racing. In 1968, he served as the altitude consultant to the U.S. Olympic Track & Field team for the Mexico City Olympics. Daniels came to coaching after achieving greatness as an athlete himself. In the modern pentathlon, he was a member of the Olympic silver and bronze medal teams in 1956 and 1960.
Registration: General Public:
Price: $50 until April 17 $75 after April 17
USA Triathlon Coaches (with 4 CEU credits): $75 until April 17
$100 after April 17
Seating is limited. Early Registrants will be eligible for a drawing for a free pair of shoes. (4 pairs to be given away courtesy of Raleigh Running Outfitters.)
Payment @ Sportoften.com or Jack Daniels Coaching Clinic Or mail check to: AA Elite Coaching Ltd.
77 Lily McCoy Lane, Pittsboro NC 27312
Include Name, Address, Email, Phone and USAT # if applicable.
Track Coaching for Beginners Clinic
Athletic Lab is hosting a track and field clinic next Saturday from 1-5:30. Here are the details:
- Date: Saturday March 12, 2011
- Time: 1:00 - 5:30 PM
- Location: Athletic Lab – Cary NC 1823 Northwest Maynard Rd, Cary NC 27513 (Minutes from Raleigh & Durham & RDU Airport)
- Course Description: Training Theory and workout design for the all track and field events (sprints, distance, throws, and jumps). The Clinic will focus on proper training progression and periodization
- Cost: $50.00 per coach, (team/staff or group rates available upon request).
- Registration: Mail check made out to AA Elite Coaching Ltd. to 77 Lily McCoy Lane Pittsboro NC 27312. Include your name and email address.
Course Description: Training Theory and workout design for the all track and field events (sprints, distance, throws, and jumps). The Clinic will focus on proper training progression and periodization, making sure your athletes are doing the right training at the right time for peak performance. Geared towards coaches new to the sport and those interested in coaching High School and Youth Track and Field. No experience required, parents are welcome.
AA Elite Coaching
The Triangle Champions Track Club
Raleigh Running Outfitters
MIKE YOUNG, Ph.D., is director of sports performance for Human Performance Consulting. Young serves as the group’s primary biomechanics and strength and speed consultant. Mike is also the head coach for the HPC Elite team. He has an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology, a master’s degree in athletic administration, and a Ph.D. in kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics. He has studied extensively in anatomy, physiology, sport psychology, motor learning, training theory and biomechanics. Young coached track and field at Ohio University, Louisiana State, and West Point, with his athletes setting nine school records and winning 24 individual conference championship titles. He has been a guest at all three U.S. Olympic Training Centers as an athlete (Lake Placid), sport scientist (Colorado Springs and Chula Vista), and coach (Colorado Springs). Young has coached track and field Olympians, national champions, and collegiate national champions. He has also trained athletes from a variety of other sports. A Level 1, 2, and 3 instructor for USATF, Young serves on the Sports Medicine & Science Committee for USA Track and Field’s Developmental Group and leads development of the biomechanics curriculum for the USATF’s Coaching Education Committee. He is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a certified USA Weightlifting Club Coach. He is well versed in coaching the Olympic lifts and creating specialized strength, speed, and conditioning programs to help maximize the performance for any sport.
ANDREW ALLDEN, M.Ed., is the head coach of endurance events for the Human Performance Consulting Elite Team. He joined the HPC staff following a successful 20-year collegiate coaching career in track and cross country at the Division I level. As a college coach, Allden served as the cross country and distance coach at the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Tulane University. He also served as head track and cross country coach at Tulane University and Coastal Carolina University. Allden has been a successful coach of elite runners for a number of years. His current top charge is the #5 ranked 800m male in the U.S. (outdoor, 2009). Allden has coached athletes ranging from an Olympic 4 x 400 silver medal winner to a top-10 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials finisher. Road running athletes coached by Allden range from a state masters marathon record holder to an ultra marathon national champion. Nationally known as a USATF Level I Coaching Educator for the endurance events, he has directed and instructed in 20 USATF Level I coaching schools in the past dozen years. As a cross-country coach he earned coach-of-the-year honors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana. While at Coastal Carolina Allden was the Southeast Region coach of the year and a finalist for national coach of the year. Allden was the men’s distance coach for the U.S. men’s track and field team at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2004. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Allden directed the distance practice facility. Allden currently serves as men’s long distance running and coaching education chairman for NC USATF. A 1986 graduate of Emory University and he has a master’s in sport administration from the University of Georgia (1991).
Athletic Lab staff add credentials
Athletic Lab coaches Chris Garrett and Eric Broadbent have both added the USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical Certification to their resumes. Chris and Eric attended the USTFCCCA school hosted at Athletic Lab on February 5-6. The course was taught by Athletic Lab’s Director of Sport Performance Mike Young.
Athletic Lab’s elite athletes excel
Our athletes make noise even during the quiet part of the sporting calendar. Despite the relatively low-key time of year our elite athletes have made a splash in the sporting world.
Marcus Kennedy, Football: Signs with the Colorado Ice Indoor Professional Football Team
Carin Knight, Track & Field: Breaks the HPC Elite international track & field club's record in the high jump twice.
Eric Broadbent, Track & Field: Breaks his existing HPC Elite club record in the pentathlon with a mark that currently ranks 1st in the U.S.
Josh Gardner, Soccer: Signs multi-year deal with the Columbus Crew.
Chris Hoina, Skeleton: Has consistently placed in the top 10 competitors at the Lake Placid Olympic Training center during national level Skeleton Races.
Allen Woodward, Track & Field: Runs 3rd fastest Masters 400m in the U.S. in his first attempt at the event in 15 years.
Food Log Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that if you’d like your diet analyzed we’re offering a FREE 3 day food log analysis to all our clients. If you are interested in receiving the the FREE analysis please ask for our food log template.
We’re not a Gym
Random Person: “So what is Athletic Lab?”
Athletic Lab Staff: “Athletic Lab is the premier athletic development and fitness training center in NC”
Random Person: “Oh…so you’re a gym?”
Not really. The modern day gym is a place where people go to do unproductive work without any particular goals in mind. Athletic Lab is a training center. Not a gym.
People come here to train with a specific goal in mind. Some people come here to get faster. Get stronger. Get leaner. Make an Olympic team. Play in the NFL. Others still might just want to get in the best overall shape of their lives. Although the goals are varied, the common ground is that everyone has a goal and is willing to put in the work to accomplish it. This is one of our calling cards….training with a purpose towards a quantifiable goal. Nothing floofy or subjective about that. Just hard goals, a strong desire to achieve them, and a training environment that will allow you to reach them.