Summer Speed Series

PART 3 - James Wild

Enhancing the acceleration capabilities of Team Sport Athletes

Topic

Enhancing the acceleration capabilities of Team Sport Athletes
Strength and sprint diagnostics, using technology to inform decision making and profiling running technique.

  • Assessment of speed relevant strength qualities including; squat jump profile, hip extensor torque assessment, repeated jump assessment,  double v’s single leg
  • A discussion on the continuum of different strength/power strategies
  • Assessment of the athletes natural sprint acceleration strategy using high speed cameras and 2D kinematics
  • How to evaluate efficiency and smoothness of running gait
  • Identifying good vs bad coordinative proficiency as indicated by the step by step pattern changes in spatial temporal kinematics
  • A discussion on the continuum of different strategies and how to establish the athlete’s profile

About James Wild

James currently holds a dual role as the Technical Lead for Performance at Surrey Sports Park and Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey. As a consultant, James is also responsible for overseeing the performance support team for the England Women’s Lacrosse national squad and he leads the speed programme at Harlequins Rugby Club, implementing speed training systems and speed-relevant strength diagnostic tests. He has also provided similar support to other professional teams and some of the fastest athletes in the UK. James is a book author and is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the biomechanics and motor control of team sport athletes during initial sprint acceleration.

Information

Ticket Price: £120 per workshop
Time: 12:00-17:00

Discounts: We are offering a £40.00 discount to female coaches and £80 discount to students upon proof of study. Contact [email protected] to receive a discount code.
We are also offering discounts on multiple bookings.

To view the other talks in the series, click here.

Book a Single
Workshop
£120
Book Two
Workshops
£220
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Book Three
Workshops
£310
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Book All Four
Workshops
£390
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* Discount of £40 for female coaches and students (subject to proof).

Venue

Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Enfield, London, N9 0AR

For more information and any enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Schedule

12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00
Introduction and theory Presenter: James
Comfort break and discussion Presenter: Jonas
Practical 1 - Gym assessment Presenter: James
Comfort break and discussion Presenter: Jonas
Practical 2 - Track assessment Presenter: James
Discussion and evaluation Presenter: James