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Cycling Canada Coach Webinar: Strength & Conditioning


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Cycling Canada will be holding a coach webinar Thursday December 18th at 7:30pm Eastern time.  Please see details below.

Speaker: Derek M. Hansen

Derek M. Hansen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Performance Consultant.  He currently works at Simon Fraser University as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for NCAA Division 2 athletes.  He has also worked closely with numerous national sport organizations in the area of Strength and Conditioning and athlete performance including Speed Skating Canada, Cycling Canada, Softball Canada, Field Hockey Canada and Bobsleigh-Skeleton Canada.  He also provides expertise in the area of strategic planning, speed development, rehabilitation and performance team integration for professional teams in the NFL and collegiate teams in the NCAA.  Derek has also been a course conductor within the NCCP system for 14 years, specializing in Strength and Conditioning, Recovery, Injury Prevention and Biomechanics.

Topic: Strength and Conditioning

Derek’s webinar will focus on the integration of strength and conditioning elements for cyclists.  While there are many ways to make athletes stronger, it is imperative to ensure that any work done on the strength and conditioning side transfers to an athlete’s performance on the bicycle.  There can be many downsides to an overzealous approach to strengthening, including accumulation of non-functional muscle mass, increases in muscle tension that obstruct desired neuromuscular coordination and the utilization of energy that could be put to better use on the bicycle.  We will examine a variety of approaches that coaches can adopt and integrate to ensure their cycling athletes are improving their sport-specific performance.

How to register:

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please email elizabeth.kiraly@cyclingcanada.ca for details on how to connect.  If you would like to receive NCCP Professional Development Points, please include your NCCP#.