Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held a Phase 2 international mentorship on the second weekend in March. The course was held in São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. Athletic Lab has collaborated with ELITE Training since 2017. Together the companies have brought our three phase course to Portugal and Brazil. ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world. The Athletic Lab mentorship provides an in-depth understanding of the Athletic Lab training philosophy. Our mentorship covers both the underlying sports science and practical applications. The course is modeled after our on-site coaching mentorship program. The mentorship combines academic and experiential learning to prepare sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab's coaching education initiatives are recognized around the world. We provide online and in-person lectures and seminars around the world. Hundreds of coaches in the United States, Portugal, Brazil, Istanbul and Taiwan have taken our international mentorships this year. The course has been delivered to many of the top coaches in the world including the entire physical preparation staffs of Palmeiras Soccer Club and Vitória de Guimarães Soccer Club. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. Graduates of the recent 3 day Phase 2 High Performance Coach course are eligible to attend the third phase of the course. The third phase is a truly immersive learning experience designed for Elite Sport practitioners. We host the third phase on-site at the Athletic Lab headquarters in North Carolina, USA.
Four athletes recently represented the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team at the USA Weightlifting American Open Series 1 event. The event took place as part of at the Arnold Classic Sports Festival in Columbus, OH. The meet is one of the largest and most important on the USA Weightlifting competition calendar. Masters athlete Matt Konar qualified for the IWF Master's World Championship. He swept gold in the M45 73kg category with a total of 185 kg. Haley Seaton totaled 136 kg for a personal best meet total. Irena Rindos competed in her first national meet and totaled 125 kg. Karl Hamlin totaled 203 kg including a personal best in the clean & jerk.
In just 5 days Athletic Lab, in partnership with Proformance Strength & Conditioning, will host the Child to Champion: Pathway to Elite Performance Conference. We have added several exciting speakers to the schedule and the event has been approved for 1.4 CEUs from the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Below you'll find the tentative schedule for the event. Please see HERE for details on the speakers and their presentations. Day 1 (March 14): 9-10 Intro to the Strength & Conditioning Pathway - Baker 10:10-11:10 Assessment & Monitoring - Eisenmann 11:20-11:50 Building a Better Model of Youth Development in Softball - McDonald & Stoker 12-1 Planning & Programming -Young 1-2 Lunch (provided on-site) 2-3 Integrated Approach to Athlete Development - Parkes 3:10-4:10 Foundation Speed & Agility - Baker 4:20-5:20 Foundation Strength & Power - Eisenmann Day 2 (March 15): (Subject to change - pending weather) 8:30-9:30 Developing Relative Strength & Power - Baker 9:40-10:40 Advanced Methods of Strength & Power Development - Young 10:45-11:15 Integrating LTAD in to PE - Jennings 11:30-12:30 Developing Game Speed - Young 12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided on-site) 1:30-2.30 Targeted Approach to Speed Development - Cahill 2:50-4 Linear Speed Development - Young
Athletic Lab is the training home of professional and elite athletes as well as adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We have an diverse and vibrant community of hard-working, goal-minded individuals. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our March member of the month, we've chosen Mint Cooper. Mint is a long time and consistent member of our Performance Fitness program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Mint Cooper What city were you born in? Prachin Buri, Eastern Thailand. What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? Photography for fun. I used to do some translation work, but not anymore. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My most favorite exercise is pull up and my least is the Air Bike 😀. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? My greatest accomplishment here at Athletic Lab is seeing the improvement in overall performance: finishing the benchmark workouts with better time/reps, I can lift heavier weights, I have better form, and I'm reaching my set goal. My goal last year was bar muscle up and with the help/techniques/ support from staff and friends, it happened. This year, my goal is to do a free handstand and perhaps some handstand walks. I can lift heavier weights, I have better form, and I'm reaching my set goal. ~Mint Cooper What motivates you? The fun environment is what motivates me. I don't like to workout by myself and I usually perform better with friends. I always look forward to coming to the gym not only to exercise, but also to [...]
In just over 2 weeks, Athletic Lab in partnership with Proformance Strength & Conditioning, will host the Child to Champion: Pathway to Elite Performance conference. The 2 day conference will feature world leaders in long term athletic development. We are excited to announce that the conference has been recognized for 1.4 CEU credits by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. The "Child to Champion" conference is a well-established brand that has brought together leaders in the field of long term athlete development. Child To Champion – “Creating A Pathway To Elite Performance” will offer you the chance to learn exactly what needs to be developed at different stages of the pathway to produce elite level athletes. Providing you with all the knowledge and tools you need to build well-rounded athletes, that are well prepared for the road ahead. Participate in a range of theory and hands-on practical sessions taking you right from foundation level training for youth athletes to advanced methods of developing strength, power, speed and agility for elite performers. Learn how to assess, monitor and utilize growth and maturation data with developing athletes. Helping them, their parents and coaches better understand their training needs and current levels of performance. Child To Champion was the best conference I have been at as a speaker and attendee in years. You have pulled together a lovely mix of practical and theory and real world experience. Take a bow! A great weekend at the #ChildToChampion conference at Hartpury Uni! Informative, well-delivered presentations & practicals with some innovative ideas which have made me excited to get back to work! Thank you to the presenters and organizers. [...]
Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young recently provided a workshop on "Science and Practice of Athletic Development for soccer." The 2 day event featured over 20 coaches. The event was hosted by Rehab & Perform and took place in Brussels, Belgium. Mike provided both lectures and practical sessions over the course of the 2 day workshop. Sessions included: Neuromechanics of speed [Lecture] Fundamental concepts of COD and agility [Lecture] Designing warmups [Learn by doing] Fundamental concepts of periodization and monitoring for team sports [Lecture] Developing energy system fitness for team sports [Lecture] Integrating strength training for team sports athletes [Lecture] Developing speed for team sports [Lecture] Speed development [Learn by doing] Designing the session [Lecture] COD and agility development [Learn by doing] Students learned key concepts for speed, strength and change of direction development as well as endurance related capacities. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.
Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held a Phase 1 international mentorship the second week of February, 2020. Almost 20 coaches attended the course in São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo is the largest Portuguese speaking city in the world and the most populous city in Brazil. ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world. Athletic Lab partnered with ELITE Training in 2017 to bring our three phase mentorship to Portugal and Brazil. Athletic Lab is an industry leader in the field of coaching education. We provide online and in-person lectures and seminars around the world. Our mentorship provides an in-depth understanding of the Athletic Lab training philosophy. Our mentorship covers both the underlying sports science and practical applications. The course is modeled after our on-site coaching mentorship program. The mentorship combines academic and experiential learning to prepare sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Hundreds of coaches in Portugal, Brazil, Turkey and Taiwan have taken our international mentorship. The course has been delivered to many of the top coaches in the world including the entire physical preparation staffs of Palmeiras Soccer Club and Vitória de Guimarães Soccer Club. Graduates of the recent 3 day course are eligible to attend the second and third phases of the course. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. The third phase is a truly immersive experience. We host the third phase on-site at the Athletic Lab headquarters in North Carolina, USA.
Athletic Lab is proud to announce additions and promotions to our coaching staff. The following changes make the Athletic lab team the deepest it has ever been: Austin Both has been promoted to Associate Performance Director. Alex Penner has been promoted to Director of Coaching and Community. Beau Hains, MS joins our staff in the role of Director of Team Sports. Craig Kleinberg, MA, John Bruni, Brian Barnes, MS and Antonio Faneite join the Athletic Lab coaching staff. Athletic Lab already has one of the most educated, experienced and credentialed coaching staffs in the entire country and we look forward to these changes making us stronger than ever. Austin Both: Associate Performance Director Austin Both has been promoted to Associate Performance Director. Austin first joined Athletic Lab as part of our Coaching Mentorship in 2017. Prior to his mentorship, Austin completed internships with Saddlebrook Sports Performance and the University of Tampa. Austin earned his degree in Human Performance after completing his enlistment with the U.S. Army as an indirect fire infantryman. During his time at Athletic Lab he has served as an assistant with the North Carolina Courage and was previously the General Manager at Athletic Lab. In his new role, Austin will assist with day to day operations and coaching quality control, and oversee programming and administration of our Scholastic Sports Performance Program. Austin has proven himself as a great asset to our staff. He's a great leader, respected coach, and is willing to do whatever is necessary to move us forward. Austin is someone who makes everyone around him better. – Mike Young, PhD Athletic Lab Director of Performance & Research Alex Penner: Director of Coaching and Community Alex Penner has been promoted [...]
Athletic Lab is simplifying our Scholastic Sports Performance membership options. Effective immediately, we will offer just 3 membership options for our training program aimed at high school aged athletes. Athletes can now sign up at any time for 4 week training blocks. The following options are now available: 4 weeks - 4 sessions (suggested usage of 3x / week) 4 weeks - 8 sessions (suggested usage of 2x / week) 4 weeks - 12 sessions (suggested usage of 1x / week) Each 75 minute Scholastic Sports Performance session will train speed, strength, power and conditioning following a progressive and structured training plan.
Two members of Athletic Lab's Track & Field Club recently competed at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships in Annapolis, MD . Jack Flood and Will Eggers both competed in the heptathlon. The heptathlon is a grueling seven event competition contested over 2 consecutive days. Points are awarded based on the performance in each of the 7 events. The event is the indoor equivalent of the decathlon. Jack and Will both had banner days and placed 3rd and 8th respectively. Flood set a personal best in the event with a score of 5,714. Will had a seasonal best performance of 5,221. Jack Flood is a former collegiate Division 3 National Champion for the University of Cortland and has represented the US at the prestigious Thorpe Cup. Will is a former Big East conference champion in the heptathlon. The Athletic Lab Track Club has a long history of success in elite level Track & Field in general and the combined events in particular. The 2020 USATF Championship marks the 5th time that the club has placed 2 or more athletes at a combined event national championships. In 2008, Athletic Lab Track Club athlete Eric Broadbent won the event. Additionally, Masters athlete Jef Souza has won multiple national and world championships for the club. For more information about the Athletic Lab Track & Field Club click here.