What a great 4 days at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, attending the Frans Bosch Injury Prevention / Rehabilitation, & Agility Seminars. Frans is from the Netherlands and is considered one of the top sports scientists in the world. His colleagues, John Pryor and Leigh Egger from Australia, did a great job managing the hands-on application of this spectacular 4-day event.
It was great to have my colleague and Lead Parisi Master Coach, Steve Leo, attend with me, as well as my son Dan. Dan was awesome performing some of the drills that focus on “hip lock”, and using “aqua bags” to create greater core stability to help minimize “energy leaks”. Training core stability for faster change of direction speed is something Dr. Stuart McGill pioneered years ago with his research, and now Frans has applied more training applications to this concept.
I am very fortunate to have worked so closely with some of the worlds best on developing speed and quickness in athletes of all sports and ages. Over the last few years, I have worked with Dan Pfaff, another world-renowned expert. I must admit, it was interesting to hear how some of these leaders’ technical models and methods conflict. This is what makes coaching so interesting and fun. You have to be on a constant quest to learn and get better from everyone you can, and then come up with your own methods and system.
Next month I am off to Colorado to Tom Myers’ 5-Day human anatomy dissection course. I continue my quest to uncover the mysteries of Fascia and how it plays a role in training Athletes. My book on Fascia Training, A Whole System Approach is coming out late next month. Until then, Never Stop Learning…
– Bill Parisi