23. January 2021 - 9:00
Lafayette Medstar Health, Washington DC
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Load Management - Train Smarter AND Harder (Washington DC) | Saturday, 23. January 2021

Load Management - Train Smarter AND Harder (Washington DC)

About this Event

This two-day workshop bridges the gap between theory and practice. Participants will gain hands-on experience monitoring training loads, designing session and weekly training plans, and providing training programs to meet the individual needs of athletes and patients. The workshop is presented in a small group setting, promoting interaction and discussion amongst participants, and allowing ample time for Q&A. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or simply want to gain some practical ideas to implement in your clinic, this workshop will help you to “build a training program from the ground up”!

Learning Objectives and Goals:

Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will:

* Understand the difference between acute and chronic workloads.

* Demonstrate the importance of high chronic workloads in protecting against injury.

* Understand how to calculate and apply the acute:chronic workload ratio to safely progress athlete workloads.

* Gain an understanding of the factors that protect against "spikes" in workload.

* Develop return to train, play, and 'compete' plans.

* Understand how to identify the 'worst-case scenario' and prepare players for these demands.

* Understand how to individualize aerobic training programs.

Program Description

Day 1

(8:00am-8:30am): Participants registration

(8:30am-9:30am): Coaching Roundtable – What is “Load Management” Really About

This session will provide practitioners the opportunity to discuss the concepts around load management, and what it means for their practice. (Group Interaction)

(9:30am-10:30am): A Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring (part 1)

In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)

(10:30am-10:45am): Break

(10:45am-12:00pm): A Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring (part 2)

In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)

(12:00pm-1:00pm): Monitoring with Minimal Resources

In this session, Tim will demonstrate how coaches can monitor their athletes’ training - even when they have minimal resources at their disposal. (Group Interaction)

(1:00pm-2:00pm): Lunch break

(2.00pm-3.00pm): Putting Training Monitoring into Practice

Bring your laptops and tablets along! In this session, participants will use techniques learned from the preceding sessions to write their own programs. (Practical)

(3:00pm-3:15pm): Break

(3.15pm-4.30pm): Training Smarter and Harder

This session will highlight the latest evidence demonstrating that training harder is actually training smarter! (Lecture)

(4:30pm-5:00pm): Open Forum and Discussion

(Group Discussion)

Day 2

(8:00am-8:45am): Making a Difference in High Performance Sport

This session will discuss ways in which coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning staff and sport science researchers can develop an integrated program using an athlete-centered approach. (Lecture)

(8:45am-9:45am): Load Monitoring – It’s Not All About the “Ratio”!

In this session the most recent work on training monitoring will be discussed. Appropriately staged training (rather than simply monitoring) and its role in managing injury and pain will be explored. (Lecture)

(9:45am-10:00am): Break

(10:00am-11:45pm): Developing Load Capacity in Adolescent Athletes

This session requires participants to work together to find ways to develop load capacity in adolescent athletes preparing to compete against elite senior international athletes. (Group-Based Problem-Solving)

(11:45pm-12:45pm): Lunch break

(12.45pm-2:15pm): Return to Competition

This session will explore the timing, content and loading when returning to competition following minor and major injuries, and off-season break. (Practical Group Interaction)

(2:15pm-2.30pm): Break

(2:30pm-4:00pm): Individualizing the Training Process

This session will discuss the process behind developing individualized training programs within a team environment. (Group Interaction)

(4:00pm-4:30pm): Open Forum and Discussion

(Group Discussion)

Target Audience

This workshop is relevant to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy students, chiropractors, strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers.

Continuing Education Units

This workshop is approved for the following Continuing Education Units/Continuing Competency Units (CEUs/CCUs):

NSCA (for Strength and Conditioning Coaches) - 1.3 CEUs (13 hours)

FBSPT (for Physical Therapists) - 1.3 CCUs

BOC (for Athletic Trainers) - 14 hours

Methods of Learning

This workshop uses a combination of lectures, focus groups, roundtable discussion, practical sessions, formal and informal question and answer sessions to enhance learning.

Informed Consent

All practical components that involve physical activity are completely voluntary. However, as some of these activities involve strenuous physical activity (within your individual capacity), participants will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and informed consent.

Conflict of Interest

Gabbett Performance Solutions, event committee and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

This workshop does not involve the unlabelled use of a product or product under investigational use.

There is no commercial support for this activity.