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USAT CEU Program - March 29, 2008

Presented by Breakwater Sports and hosted by the USAT Northeast Region. This full-day program provides 7.5 USAT CEU credits, and is limited to 20 students. The cost is $95 for USAT certified coaches, or $115 for non-certified coaches or athletes. During the 90-minute lunchtime period, there will be a roundtable discussion.

Date Sat Mar 29, 2008 (day before the Multisport World Conference and Expo)
Time 9 AM to 5 PM
Location Le Méridien Hotel, Cambridge, MA. Click here for info and directions.
Register Click here to sign up via Active.com.

Topic 1
9 AM-12:15 PM
Neil L. Cook

1: Video Analysis for Running and Swimming

Video is absolutely the best tool for analyzing, reviewing, and teaching sports movement. In this workshop Coach Neil Cook will demonstrate everything you need to know about providing video analysis for your athletes - recommended equipment and software, and how to capture video and present the analysis most effectively. (more...)

Neil Cook has completed 33 marathons, 15 ultras, and close to 1,000 other endurance races. He has degrees from Springfield College, Adelphi University and Columbia University. He is a USA Triathlon certified coach and a member of the Northeast Region Board of Directors. (more...)


Topics 2 & 3
1:45-3:15 PM
David B. Phillips, MD

2: Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage

Exercise causes a huge increase in muscle oxygen consumption, damaging healthy cells through the formation of free radicals. We will examine how this affects athletic performance and overall health, and the importance of nutrition in minimizing the damage. Dr. David Phillips is a frequent speaker on nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention. (more...)

3: Triathlon Training Emergencies

If you coach long enough, one of your sessions will include a medical emergency. As a triathlete and an emergency medicine physician, Dr. David Phillips has seen emergencies from both sides, so to speak, and he will provide insight and real-world practical advice on how coaches can best deal with medical emergencies in all three disciplines. (more...)

David Phillips was an All-American swimmer at Harvard University. In triathlon his accomplishments include: National Long Course Champion, St. Croix Half Ironman Masters Champion, Kona finisher, USAT All-American, and Team USA member. (more...)


Topic 4
3:30-5:00 PM
Wayne Vartabedian

4: Effort Based Training

Effort Based Training is arguably the most effective way for an endurance athlete to train. But, what exactly is it? How do we apply and adapt the theories to real life training plans for real people? (more...)

Wayne Vartabedian is a Technical Representative for Polar USA. As a technician, he understands HR monitors from the inside out - from conception to new product roll-out. He regularly provides technical support for both coaches and athletes on the use of HR monitors, training zones and training techniques. And as an athlete, he understands the practical application of the theories - Wayne has two Ironman finishes (including Kona), a sub-3-hour marathon, and is a Powerman Zofinger finisher. (More)


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