Parisi Speed and Strength Summit
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 20 (Parisi Staff Only)
Saddle Brook Marriott, Saddle Brook, NJ
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – “Winners Workshop – How to Motivate Yourself and Others” (Dr. Rob Gilbert)
How is winning a skill that can be taught? How can you unleash the secret to unlimited motivation for both you and your athletes? During this special presentation, Dr. Rob Gilbert will give you the answers to these questions and more through way of personal anecdotes and professional success stories, such as the 14 killer words that you should never ever say to yourself or your athletes, three simple questions that will help you consistently improve performance, Michael Jordan’s secret and how it can help you and the greatest motivational story of all time.
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Parisi Performance Coaches Awards Banquet
This event is dedicated to all the Parisi Coaches for their tireless work and commitment towards their athletes throughout the year. Five coaches from the network will be recognized for their outstanding achievement in 2017.This event is dedicated to all the Parisi Coaches for their tireless work and commitment towards their athletes throughout the year. Five coaches from the network will be recognized for their outstanding achievement in 2017.
● Performance Coach of the Year
● Most Improved Coach of the Year
● Best Athlete Results of the Year
● Rookie Coach of the Year
● Athlete Success Story of the Year
Saturday, October 21 (Open to the Public)
Parisi Speed School, Fair Lawn, NJ
A day filled with educational presentations and hands-on activities presented by Parisi Master coaches. Topics include Speed Training Evolution, Linear Speed Progressions, Strength for Athletes and a special presentation on Optimizing Performance through Integrated Practice Interventions from Dan Pfaff.
8:00 a.m. – Opening
8:30 a.m. – “Optimizing Performance Through Integrated Practice Interventions Using Session Components As Movement Grids For Functional Performance Analysis” (Dan Pfaff)
During this presentation, you’ll learn how to utilize information from an athletic sprinting movement screen that is specifically designed for speed and quickness in athletes.
This presentation will help you become a better coach, athlete and/or practitioner, as well as a better consumer of sports medicine services. The skills you learn will also aid you in improving communication among athletes, coaches and performance service providers, resulting in better coach/athlete reporting skills.
From a technical aspect, you’ll improve your understanding of kinesiological factors for wellness, resulting in improved work quality and capacities for your athletes, while reducing acute and chronic injury occurrences, lost man hours and competition absences.
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Vendor Demo
11:00 a.m. – “Resistance Training & Power Transfer: Essentials for Injury Prevention and Enhanced Performance” (Chad Coy)
In this presentation, we’ll discuss the science behind force production and resistance training. Discussion points will range from neural activation and achieving the greatest amount of force in the shortest time, to neural sequencing and its impact on injury prevention.
In addition, this presentation will cover the basics of resistance training, the importance of core strength and power transfer, as well as the impact of resistance training on athletes’ self-esteem, self-confidence and mental toughness.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – “How to Apply the New Science of Speed Training to Your Athletes and Clients” (Bill Parisi)
Traditional science has shown that improved strength is one aspect of improving speed. New science shows that the ability to pulse muscles and create “high-frequency specific joint stiffness and relaxation,” is the secret to generating maximum speed and power. In this session, you will learn the how’s and why’s of different training modalities, such as resisted speed exercises and isokinetic training. When performed correctly, these techniques can be used to increase speed and reduce injury for clients of all ages.
2:00 p.m. – Break
2:15 p.m. – Vendor Demo
2:45 p.m. – “Organizing Chaos: How to Effectively Use Speed Drills” (Steve Leo)
The drill is not the skill. Learn how to look at movement first, not the drill. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to select and optimize the best speed drills for your athlete’s goals by gaining a better understanding of how to organize linear speed progressions for youth athletes. We’ll also help you identify the best “internal,” and “external,” coaching cues for speed drills to enable your athletes for optimal performance.
3:45 p.m. – Hands On Stations (Parisi Master Performance Coaches)
5:00 p.m. – Wrap up
Sunday, October 22 (Parisi Staff Only)
Parisi Speed School, Fair Lawn, NJ
A day reserved for the Parisi Network to connect, learn new skills and participate in a very special roundtable with Dan Pfaff.
8:00 a.m. – Hands On Stations (Parisi Master Performance Coaches)
● Linear Speed Progressions/Speed Endurance (Steve Leo & Eric Mitchell)
● Strength Circuit (Chad Coy)
● Body Weight Training for Youth Athletes (TRX) (Joe Virga & John Cirilo)
● Change of Direction – New Progressions (Casey Lee)
9:00 a.m. – Roundtable Discussions (Dan Pfaff)
10:00 a.m. – “Developing the PEAK Athlete: Translating Assessment Data into Program Design” (Casey Lee)
How well have you been able to assess key movement patterns and identify dysfunction in your athletes? In this presentation, we’ll discuss programming strategies to improve movement quality. You’ll understand how your movement screen effects your program design and the difference between regressions, lateralizations, and progressions.
11:00 a.m. – “Body Weight Training for Youth Athletes (TRX)” (Joe Virga)
The benefits of TRX training and impacts on athlete performance should not go overlooked. In this presentation, we share how we program TRX training in our Jumpstart and Total Performance programs daily.
Our programming practices include using TRX as a regression for strength movements and as a mobility tool. We’ll share how to use specific TRX movements to improve both speed and change of direction in youth athletes and even how to use TRX as a game/challenge at the end of your sessions.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Networking (Lunch is provided)
1:00 p.m. – “Identification & Prevention of Common Lower Extremity Injuries in the Athletic Population.” (Gregory Rosequist)
Current Lead Physical Therapist at Atlantic Sports Health, Gregory Rosequist, will share his thoughts on a number of injury prevention topics, including common lower extremity injuries seen in the athletic population, screening for common movement patterns that predispose athletes to injury and corrective exercises to prevent these patterns and subsequent injury.
2:00 p.m. – “Change of Direction – New Progressions” (Steve Leo, Casey Lee)
Change of Direction is a major key in any speed progression program. This presentation will cover how to implement new progressions and utilize plyometrics and power training to optimize athlete agility. We’ll even share new games and challenges your athletes will enjoy while continuing to improve their skills.
3:00 p.m. – “Coaching Great!” (Eric Mitchell)
Are you melding the science with the Art of Coaching? Are you delivering GREAT sessions through coaching? Are you connecting with the kids through coaching?
This presentation will show that coaching is more than just drills. Coaching is more than ladders, hurdles and cones. Coaching is more than holding a stopwatch and barking out commands. Coaching is more than just coaching physical results. Coaching is an art form that directly impacts the state of mind for the athlete to become greater! Parisi Speed School Coaching is an integrative system that we will be teaching in this interactive lecture. Be prepared to become a GREAT coach!
4:00 p.m. – Wrap Up & Closing Statements