Keynote Speakers - 2014 BSMPG Summer Seminar






Keynote Address: Critical Variables in Training Design


Breakout Session: Linking Training and Rehabilitation


Irving "Boo" Schexnayder is regarded internationally as one of the leading authorities in training design. He, as co-founder of SAC, brings 33 years of experience in the coaching and consulting fields to the organization.

Most noted for his 12 years as a member of the Track and Field coaching staff at LSU. Schexnayder, who coached collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and Blinn Junior College prior to arriving at LSU, placed quite an imprint on the collegiate track and field scene. Regarded as one of the world’s premier field event coaches, he was the mastermind behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. He was a part of 12 NCAA Championship teams and a pair of Juco National titles, as well as developing a host of conference champions and All-Americans.

Schexnayder has also been a prominent figure on the international scene, having coached triple jumper Walter Davis to multiple World Championships, and long jumper John Moffitt to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He also tutored former US Long Jump Champ Brian Johnson, Miguel Pate, ranked 6th in the world in 2008, and US Indoor Champ Jeremy Hicks. He has coached 10 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and was the Jumps Coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

As impressive as Schexnayder's accomplishments are on the track, he has been just as successful off the track. He is certified at Level I, II and III, and owns the prestigious Master Coach Designation from USA Track and Field. He has formerly served as national chair of USATF's Coaching Education Committee, Jumps Subcommittee chair, and chair of the Biomechanics subcommittee.

Schexnayder currently serves as the Director of the Track and Field Academy, the educational branch of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association. He also instructs biomechanics, training design, and event specific courses in the Academy and chairs its advisory board.

An educator by profession and a mentor of hundreds of coaches, he has been very active in curriculum development for Coaching Education programs, and has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on speed/power training programs, biomechanics, track and field specific training and rehabilitation. He has authored several publications covering these topics.

He has also been very active in the consulting field, working in NFL player development and combine prep from 2002 to the present, and consulting for individuals, high school programs, collegiate programs, and several foreign NGBs in the areas of training design, jump improvement, speed training, rehabilitations, and specialized programs for football, basketball, soccer, golf, and volleyball.

Prior to his collegiate and international career, Schexnayder was a successful mathematics teacher and prep coach at St. James High School for 11 years, coaching football, track and field, and cross country. 







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Keynote Address: TBD


Breakout Session: TBD


Dr. Scappaticci, DC, BSc(Hons), DAp, FCCSS, CKTI, is the originator of Functional Integrated Therapy tm an innovative and highly successful approach used to manage injuries and enhance athletic performance. He manages recovery and performance optimization for top professional and amateur athletes from around the world. The list of athletes he has treated includes top performers from players in the National Hockey League, the Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the Canadian Football League as well as Olympic and World Championship track and field athletes. Dr. Scappaticci is a doctor of Chiropractic with a fellowship in Chiropractic Sports Sciences, a Lead instructor of Active Release Techniques, past associate director of the McMaster sports medical acupuncture program, past certified Kinesio Taping Instructor, as well as being the developer of the Fascial Abrasion Technique and Tool.


Inigo Mujika


Iñigo Mujika 





Keynote Session: Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance

Breakout Session: Detraining following Injury


Iñigo Mujika earned Ph.D.s in Biology of Muscular Exercise (University of Saint-Etienne, France) and Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (University of The Basque Country). He is also a Level III Swimming and Triathlon Coach and coaches World Class triathletes. His main research interests in the field of applied sport science include training methods and recovery from exercise, tapering, detraining and overtraining. He has also performed extensive research on the physiological aspects associated with sports performance in professional cycling, swimming, running, rowing, tennis, football and water polo. He received research fellowships in Australia, France and South Africa, published over 90 articles in peer reviewed journals, four books and 30 book chapters, and has given 210 lectures and communications in international conferences and meetings. Iñigo was Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he was the physiologist and trainer for the Euskaltel Euskadi professional cycling team, and between 2006 and 2008 he was Head of Research and Development at Athletic Club Bilbao professional football club. He was Physiology consultant of the Spanish Swimming Federation in the lead-up to London 2012. He is now the Head of Physiology and Training at Euskaltel Euskadi World Tour Cycling Team, Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, and Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country.











Keynote Session: Identifying Opportunities for Recovery and Regeneration:  Making It Work for You

Breakout Session: Electrical Muscle Stimulation:  Performance and Recovery Applications


Derek M. Hansen is a sports performance consultant based out of Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  He currently works as the Director of Athletic Performance at Simon Fraser University.  He has worked extensively with coaches and athletes from all levels of high performance including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, CFL and the NCAA.  His involvement with Olympic athletes, coaches and teams includes sports such as Track and Field, Speed Skating, Softball, Bobsleigh and Field Hockey, with many of these athletes having won Olympic medals and achieved world record performances. 

Derek’s specific areas of expertise include speed development, electrical muscle stimulation for performance, tapering and recovery, and hamstring rehabilitation.  Two significant influences in the development of his approach have been Charlie Francis and Al Vermeil.  Derek worked closely with Coach Francis from 2001 to 2010, providing coaching to elite athletes and developing Charlie’s educational materials for on-line presentation and seminar delivery.  Coach Vermeil has also been a steady source of mentorship to Derek from 2002 to the present day, providing insight into all areas of athlete performance.

When not coaching, Derek is a course conductor with the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program in the areas of Physical Preparation, Recovery & Regeneration and Sport Biomechanics.  He has developed a broad series of electrical muscle stimulation protocols for Globus Sport and Health Technologies, known as the SpeedCoach, that integrates EMS programming with conventional training to enhance speed performance.  Derek also runs a highly successful Strength and Conditioning apprenticeship program that places young coaches in jobs all over the world.

**Speakers are subject to change due to an emergency