The very best part of our annual seminar continues to be the attendees that come from every corner of the earth. In 2013 we had over 200 leaders in Sports Medicine and Performance Training attend including professionals from across North America, Germany, Finland, the UK and Ireland. Over the next weeks we'll share many of the take home points from our attendees for all those that were not able to attend this year. If you created a summary of our event we'd love to hear from you and post your thoughts.
Our first thought is from Dr. Thomas Lam - ENJOY.
Art Horne and his colleges put on another amazing BSMPG conference held at Northeastern. If you haven’t been to a BSMPG conference you’re missing out on one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. I’ve been going for the past three years and each year gets better. Perhaps the most unique element of the event are the socials, where at a local pub / restaurant you get to connect with the rock stars of the industry. This year was extra special because 6 members of the FITS team made it Boston – Cory Kennedy, Lori Silver, Dr. Paul Oh, Dr. Vijay Gopal, Adriana Berla, and our newest member Lisa Menezes.
With each BSMPG new connections are made. I absolutely love BSMPG conference. I’ll be there next year for sure!! This year I’m going to share my notes, I’ll release them one at time, only so I can have a chance to reflect and to clean up my notes. I learned so much and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share and learn. You can expect reviews on:
Stuart McGill: Why Everyone Needs Core Training: Implications for Performance and Injury Prevention
Marvin Chun: Vision Training and Athletic Performance
Adriaan Louw: A Neuroscience Approach to Low Back Pain in Athletes
Marco Cardinale: Strength and Conditioning in the Real World: From Science to Application (I’ll make a summary of all that I learned from Macro from our candid conversations in addition to the formal presentations)
Fergus Connolly: The Art of Applied Sports Science for Competitive Advantages: 7 Principles
Randall Huntington: Developing Power (I found chatting with him outside his presentation to be an unbelievable experience. He’s an unbelievable resource)
Kevin Neeld: Structural and Functional Adaptations Affecting the Hockey Athlete.
There are other presentations that I wasn’t able to attend. Where possible we’ll share notes from our team – notably Mark Lindsay and Bill Knowles.
Continue reading this review by clicking HERE.
Marketing is not a department
"Do you have a marketing department? If not, good. If you do, don’t think these are the only people responsible for marketing. Accounting is a department. Marketing isn’t. Marketing is something everyone in your company is doing 24/7/365.
Just as you cannot not communicate, you cannot not market:
- Every time you answer the phone, it’s marketing.
- Every time you send an e-mail, it’s marketing.
- Every time someone uses your product, it’s marketing.
- Every word you write on your website is marketing.
- If you build software, every error message is marketing.
- If you’re in the restaurant business, the after-dinner mint is marketing.
- If you’re in the retail business, the checkout counter is marketing.
- If you’re in a service business, your invoice is marketing.
Recognize that all of these little things are more important than choosing which piece of swag to throw into a conference goodie bag. Marketing isn’t just a few individual events. It’s the sum total of everything you do."
By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Drug dealers get it right
"Drug dealers are astute businesspeople. They know their product is so good they’re willing to give a little away for free upfront. They know you’ll be back for more – with money.
Emulate drug dealers. Make your product so good, so addictive, so “can’t miss” that giving customers a small, free taste makes them come back with cash in hand.
This will force you to make something about your product bite-size. You want an easily digestible introduction to what you sell. This gives people a way to try it without investing any money or a lot of time.
Bakeries, restaurants, and ice cream shops have done this successfully for years. Car dealers let you test-drive cars before buying them. Software firms are also getting on board, with free trials or limited-use versions. How many other industries could benefit from the drug-dealer model?
Don’t be afraid to give a little away for free – as long as you’ve got something else to sell. Be confident in what you’re offering. You should know that people will come back for more. If you’re not confident about that, you haven’t created a strong enough product."
By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Dartfish is the leader in video analysis in sports performance and sports medicine. See why 40% of olympic medalists used Dartfish to get the competitive advantage in sport, and how Dartfish is evolving every year to provide new options for coaches to quantify and analyze sport. With mobile devices being a standard tool for coaches, see how Dartfish can solve the problem of capture to presentation with their latest software. See why the smartest teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and NHL are using Dartfish with their athletes with a Dartfish rep Friday.
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Keiser equipment is used for training and injury rehabilitation by a number of major college athletic programs, Major League Baseball clubs, NBA, NFL and NHL teams, elite athletes and several top soccer teams throughout Europe.
Innovation has been at the heart of Keiser Corporation since its founding in 1978 by brothers Dennis and Randy Keiser. The company revolutionized fitness and performance training with the introduction of pneumatic resistance-based equipment. In 2005, Keiser Corporation took cardio training by storm when it produced the ground-breaking indoor group-cycling bike, the Keiser M3, which features a unique Eddy Current magnetic-resistance system. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the Keiser M3 accounted for one-third of all indoor group-cycling bikes sold in North America and became the undisputed industry leader.
Interested in learning more about how Keiser Equipment can help you?
Schedule a time to meet Don Callahan prior to our seminar by emailing him at email@example.com or join the Keiser crew at Randall Huntington's Lecture and Workshop - Friday May 17th
Lecture - 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Lecture Hall
Workshop - 4:00-5:00pm - Performance Center
United States Track & Field
Topic: Developing Power
Huntington is rated as a USATF Master Coach - a coach who has guided multiple medalists in multiple Olympics and World Championships - in the jumps, one of only seven in the U.S. He has been the coach for many world-class track and field athletes over the years, including eight Olympians and seven World Championship Team members. Overall, he has coached and consulted 17 Olympians from various sports. Mike Powell and Willie Banks set world records in the long jump and triple jump, respectively, while under his tutelage. Seven of his athletes have been in the U.S. all-time top ten in their respective events.
Huntington coached Powell to the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, where Powell won a pair of silver medals in the long jump. On Aug. 30, 1991 in Tokyo, Powell broke Bob Beamon's 23-year-old long jump record that was expected to never be broken, leaping 29-4 1/2 (8.95m) - a record that still stands. Powell also claimed a gold medal at the 1991 and 1993 World Championships and a silver medal at the 1995 World Championships.
Willie Banks, who Huntington coached to the 1988 Olympics, broke the world triple jump record with a mark of 58-11 1/2 (17.97m) on June 16, 1985 in Indianapolis, and under Huntington's coaching twice jumped over 18 meters, which is the longest in American history.
In addition to Powell and Banks, Huntington coached Olympians Joe Greene (long jump bronze medal in 1992), Sheila Hudson (American indoor and outdoor record-holder in the triple jump), Al Joyner, Darren Plab, Tony Nai and Sharon Couch. At least one of his athletes has competed in every summer Olympic Games since 1984. Powell, Greene, Hudson, Couch and Nai were all World Championship team members that he coached, along with Kathy Rounds and Kenta Bell.
From April of 2002 to November of 2003, Huntington was USA Track & Field's first ever Sport Science Technical Coordinator. Recently, he was one of three individuals selected for the master dartfish training program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Huntington has also been a head and assistant coach for horizontal jumps for the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
Outside of working with USA Track and Field, Huntington served as Director of Sports Performance for the Bellingham Athletic Club and for Gold Medal Management. He also worked as a research coordinator and training specialist for Keiser Sports Health Equipment for seven years, and was responsible for emphasis in strength training for the aging and use of Keiser in training of elite athletes.
Not limited to just track and field, Huntington has trained professional athletes in other sports, notably football. He served as a conditioning and/or speed consultant for several teams including Indianapolis, St. Louis, Miami, Denver, Philadelphia and Cincinnati, and tutored numerous individual players including Trace Armstrong, Terry Kirby, Henry Ellard and Ed McCaffrey. He has worked with college football programs at Florida, Oklahoma and Notre Dame, and instructed athletes such as Kyle Turely and Grant Wistrom at the NFL combine.
Huntington has worked with some of the most famous athletes in the world, including notable performers such as hockey's Wayne Gretzky, baseball's Gary Carter and Rex Hudler and tennis' Michael Chang.
His previous collegiate experience includes a stint as assistant women's track and field coach at Cal-Berkeley from 1984-86, where he went to a program that had no NCAA qualifiers, and promptly had one qualifier his first year and five his second. He graduated from Oregon, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men's track and field team for five seasons from 1978-83.
New England Sports Medicine Council (NESMC)
We are a non-profit organization focused on improving the continuum of care for athletes throughout New England while contributing to the development of a multidisciplinary community of sports medicine and performance providers.
We are a grassroots organization, open to everyone, and we hope you will join us. We will be meeting on Saturday May 18th at the BSPMG conference immediately following Stu McGill’s presentation in room 320.
This informational meeting will be held from 12:40 to 1:10
More about us… http://nesportsmedicinecouncil.com/home
The New England Sports Medicince Council (NESMC) is an organization comprised of sports medicine professionals of all disciplines who are interested in working in a multi-disciplinary setting to aid the athlete in reaching their health and performance goals.
It is the mission of NESMC to better serve athletes throughout New England and to be a source of opportunity and advanced training for our members
Goals of NESMC
To organize sports oriented healthcare professionals in the New England region so that we can support each other in covering as many events in the New England area as possible. This should allow members to cover local athletic events with the support and backing of a larger organization.
The New England Sports Medicine Council endeavors to be able to provide mentorship opportunities between less experienced sports practitioners and those with more experience, as well as between providers of different disciplines. This will function to provide a learning opportunity for all and foster improved appreciation and coordination of local sports medicine professionals and also to ensure that we have a strong pool of professionals to cover regional events in the future.
NESMC started in 2011 and its members have volunteered as providers for teams of the New England Football League as well as many local endurance sport events including cycling events, marathons and ultra-marathons. We will support as many events, and as many types of events as we can. Let us know if you have any questions/suggestions.
Questions? Suggestions? Contact: Eric Roseen at eroseen@VisionsMedical.com
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Currently, the direction of sports medicine and sports performance is collaborative in nature instead of opposing and or segregated. Facing the same injury rates as ten years ago, professional organizations are looking for better options in reducing injuries and maximizing
The most common need among performance coaches and medical staff is the need to decrease trauma or impairment, specifically the ones without contact (tackles and collisions) or overuse. A popular approach is to evaluate athletes for predisposing factors that can cause injury. Many teams have hired medical professionals to complete orthopedic evaluations and medical screenings. On occasion coaches and athletic trainers are adopting these strategies, integrating them within existing scenarios. However this approach is still arbitrary in nature and very subjective. In addition, the lack of objective data is one of the reasons that teams still find themselves losing athletes to preventable injuries.
At first glance, the idea of adding more information to the screening system can be perceived as something that would be a challenge with teams with limited time. However, a revised approach will allow better use of time to facilitate injury avoidance.
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A quick thank you to our sponsors:
BSMPG is proud to announce Jon Lowther as a speaker within the popular Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Track at the 2013 BSMPG Summer Seminar - May 17th and 18th, 2013! Jon joins BSMPG's largest and most comprehensive speaker set to date including Stuart McGill, Charlie Weingroff, and Mark Lindsay to name only a few. With the greatest speaker line-up assembled to date, the 2013 BSMPG Summer Seminar will be the WORLD'S most sought after Sports Medicine & Performance Seminar to date!!
Topic: The Science of Breathing
This lecture begins with the basic principles of breathing during exercise to outlining the most complex physiology mechanisms that the work of breathing undergoes during exercise. Discussing general misconceptions of respiration during exercise to the unravelling of the most uptodate thinking on how and why breathing is a limiting factor. A discussion on the training methodology on the respiratory muscles and how best to apply it to your sport.
Jon is POWERbreathe International Ltd.’s (PBI) specialist in Performance Sports / Sports Science & Healthcare/Medical products and markets, having spent over 6 years working with Human Performance / Sports Scientists, Academics, Professional Sports Coaches and leading Fitness Trainers at our sister company HaB International Ltd (HaB) a leading supplier to sports professionals, sporting institutions and fitness consumer markets in the UK and Internationally
Jon has gained great knowledge in the field of Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) and Better Breathing, Respiratory Care i.e. Jon is also actively involved in helping to launch new and innovative ideas into the global Healthcare and Medical sectors, resulting in a significant increased demand to present and demonstrate POWERbreathe IMT and Better Breathing products to respiratory/pulmonary departments, consultants, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and medical organisations in regards to how they should implement Inspiratory Muscle Training and mucus clearance with POWERbreathe into their COPD and other healthcare programs.
Over the past 22 years HaB has become recognised as the UK’s leading supplier of Innovative, Quality and Category Leading Sports, Fitness and Human Performance Testing, Monitoring and Training equipment and services sourced from around the World. This has also led to Jon gaining extensive experience working with UK’s leading professionals at Universities, Sports Teams for example: the English Institute of Sport, Team GB and England Cricket amd most of the English Premier Soccer Clubs.
Special Thanks to Marcela Safarova and Clare Frank for instructing the DNS-B course Boston this past April 27th-30th, and to all the attendees that made this yet another successful DNS weekend!
Save the date: DNS returns to Boston in 2014 with Course "A" returning June 20-22nd, 2014. Stay tuned to BSMPG for complete course details upcoming.