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Velocity-Based Training Symposium: 7th September, 2019: Sheffield Hallam University

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“Using velocity-based training to improve athlete potential”

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Price: £49.99 until August 22nd (£89.99 after)

Date/Time: 7th September, 2019 / 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Crescent Campus, S10 2BP

Event Hashtag: #VBTsymposium2019

Velocity Based Training (VBT) is a new and exciting approach to strength and conditioning coaching and encompasses a number of valuable tools that S&C coaches should look to utilise within practice. Providing a flexible approach to load-prescription, training monitoring and strength and power development, VBT can provide coaches with the ability to refine and improve the quality of their coaching methods, ensuring effective improvement can occur in a range of individuals and environments.

Lecture-based presentations: All speakers will be delivering individual presentations based on their own specialisms within velocity-based training.

Practical Session: An applied session led by Steve Thompson dealing with the theory presented in the earlier sessions. Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake techniques associated with VBT, troubleshoot and develop their skills in order to begin to implement in their own coaching/research/practice.


Pre-order the footage from all 4 lectures for just £29.99*!

*£49.99 after the 7th September 2019

Whether you live too far away to attend or just want to view the lectures from the comfort of your own home, now you can purchase a digital copy of the event* on pre-order for just £29.99

Buy before the 7th September and you’ll receive a copy of all 4 lectures plus a copy of the slides to watch over and over via an encrypted link to your email within 3 weeks of filming. 

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The Speakers

Dr James Tufano

Assistant Professor at Charles University, Prague

Presentation: Adjusting Rest Periods: The Poor-man’s Version of “Velocity-Based Training”

James Tufano, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Charles University in Prague where he is the Director of The Strength and Conditioning Laboratory. He serves as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed sport science journals and is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Although James is best known for his research investigating cluster sets and rest period manipulation during resistance training, his research interests span across the entire strength and conditioning spectrum.

Dr Harry Dorrell

Lecturer, University of Lincoln

Presentation: Real-time load manipulation using load-velocity profiling and the comparison to more traditional approaches

Having recently successfully defended his PhD viva, Harry is now the module lead and lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln. Alongside this, he supervises the University of Lincoln Bursary Athlete Support Programme, offering strength and conditioning support to a range of regional, national, and international standard athletes. His main research focus is on the manipulation of resistance training intensity via real-time monitoring of mean concentric lift velocity; however, Harry also has a keen interest in sports supplementation and performance, as well as strength and power training methods.

Dr John Fernandes

Lecturer, Hartpury University

Presentation: Methodological considerations and practical solutions in the assessment of velocity

John joined Hartpury University in August 2017 as a lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and has recently course led the BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences degree. Prior to this he lectured at the University of Chester whilst completing his PhD which examined the acute strength and power responses to resistance exercise in trained middle-aged males. John’s recent research has focused on velocity-based training, particularly seeking to explore the reliability and agreement of wearable accelerometers and linear position transducers. His other research interests include fatigue, exercise-induced muscle damage and ageing.

Steve Thompson

Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

Presentation: The load-velocity relationship: Important considerations and applications

Steve Thompson is the Programme Lead for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning Coaching at Sheffield Hallam University as well as PhD candidate majoring in the use of the load-velocity profile to aid in load prescription. Steve is an accredited coach with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and has been for seven years. He has worked in elite sport for a number of years, specifically with GB Commonwealth medalists and Olympic Competitors in Diving, Women’s Volleyball, Para-fencing and table tennis. He is also the Lead S&C for the youth phase of Barnsley Football Club academy. He currently has four research outputs to his name, with one investigating the comparison between velocity loss protocols and traditional load prescription on kinetics and kinematics.

“Using velocity-based training to improve athlete potential”

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