Leading Training & Fitness: Central Minnesota Training One-Day Conference

One-Day Conference

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Sessions Include

  • Strategies for Increasing Focus and Attention in Clients and Athletes
  • Creating Culture and The Importance of Branding in a Facility
  • Vitamin D and Exercise Performance in Athletes: Current State of Science
  • What is Your Role on This Team?
  • Get Social! Using Social Media to Leverage Your Business, Boost Credibility, and Attract New Clients
  • Window of Opportunity: A Growth-Minded Approach to Training Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Athletes
  • Strength and Conditioning for the Pre-Adolescent Athlete
  • Bridging the Gap From the Weight Room to Performance
  • Consultations That Connect to Gain Clients That Commit!

 

Presented by:

Alexandria Technical & Community College Noonan Sport Specialists

Approved for 0.5 CEUs from NSCA. CEUs pending from BOC.


Schedule

8:30 am Registration and Networking
  ATCC Café
9:00 am Strategies for Increasing Focus and Attention in Clients and Athletes
  Dr. Ruth Swartwood
  Auditorium 205
  This talk will start with a basic overview of focus and attention in the brain. We will discuss methods for strengthening focus and attention, as well as discussions around impaired attention (e.g., ADHD). Empirically supported strategies, resources, and exercises for strengthening attention and focus will be reviewed. Finally, Dr. Swartwood will talk about how trainers, coaches, and other professionals can help the people they train to compensate for their weaknesses by exploring their strengths.
10:00 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Choose One
  Creating Culture and The Importance of Branding in a Facility
  Ryan Johnson
  Room 208
  Combining the business model of "Good to Great" in the social sector and the power of perception in our minds. How leadership and motivation combine to drive your engine.
  Vitamin D and Exercise Performance in Athletes: Current State of the Science
  Dr. John Fitzgerald
  Room 209
  The aim of this talk is to discuss the relevance of vitamin D status to exercise performance in athletes. Factors influencing the risk of poor vitamin D status, the plausibility of the vitamin D system impacting exercise performance and current evidence in athletes will be addressed.
11:00 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Choose One
  What is Your Role on This Team?
  Phil Faught
  Room 208
  A discussion on the every changing roles and relationships of Athletic Trainers, Strength Coaches, Coaches, and support staff within sports teams and sports medicine. The talk will focus on the cloudy role definitions between Strength Coach and Athletic Trainer but will also outline other professional relationships. Practical suggestions for strengthening relationships and more clearly defining roles will summate the presentation.
  Get Social! Using Social Media to Leverage Your Business, Boost Credibility, and Attract New Clients
  Jodi Sussner
  Room 209
  Social media is here to stay. If you are avoiding it, hoping that it will go away, think again. Social media is one of the best tools to reach your ideal client/patient with a message that is catered specifically to their needs. But, are you maximizing your delivery? Do you have a plan going forward? Avoid the "quote trap" and other common errors - Join Jodi and build your content calendar for 2015.
12:00 Noon Lunch
  ATCC Café
12:45 pm Window of Opportunity: A Growth-Minded Approach to Training Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Athletes
  Paul Keizer
  Auditorium 205
  Preadolescent athletes have been shown to benefit from an organized strength and conditioning program. However, what aspects of training are sustained? This presentation will look into the physiological, biomechanical, and the psychological aspects of training the preadolescent athlete.
1:30 - 3:30 pm HANDS-ON SESSIONS - Each session will be 30-40 minutes in length. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend all three sessions.
Strength and Conditioning for the Preadolescent Athlete
  Paul Keizer
  Gymnasium 120
  Considerations for an effective preadolescent strength and conditioning program.
Bridging the Gap From the Weight Room to Performance
  Ryan Johnson
  Weight Room 114
  Move it or Lose it - Overcoming gravity and getting right vertically before you get moving horizontally.
  Consultations That Connect to Gain Clients That Commit!
  Jodi Sussner
  Room 123
  Learn tools for gaining leads and learning simple, yet effective assessment tools. Learn how to build rapport, ask the right questions, and coach your potential clients toward seeing attainable goals. Finally, ask for the sale and achieve long-term success.
3:30 pm Q & A
  Auditorium 205