Rice Speed Symposium Deluxe Set [DVD]
This is a deluxe DVD set containing videos of the presentations from both the Feb. 2011 and Nov. 2011 Rice Speed Symposiums. There five presentations and over 7 hours of presentation from international authorities on sprint research and training.
This set includes the following presentations:
1) Peter Weyand, PhD: “Forcing the Issue”
2) Mike Young, PhD “Science of Speed: Research meets Application”
3) Vern Gambetta: “The History of Sprint Training & Observations from 40 plus years of Coaching Speed”
4) Vern Gambetta: “Own the Finish - 400m Training”
5) Vince Anderson: “Acceleration”
Peter Weyand’s Biography:
Dr. Weyand is a physiologist and biomechanist who joined SMU’s Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness in the Fall of 2008. Dr. Weyand earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Georgia in 1992. He subsequently directed research efforts at Harvard University’s Concord Field Station, a large animal facility specializing in terrestrial locomotion and later the Locomotion Laboratory of Rice University. Dr. Weyand has also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the US Army’s Research Institute for Environmental Medicine and as a television science analyst for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group. His seminal research on sprinting has been critical in today’s understanding of sprint events.
Mike Young’s Biography:
Mike Young, Ph.D., is the director of sports performance for Human Performance Consulting (HPC). With a bachelor’s degree in physiology, a master’s degree in athletic administration, and a Ph.D. in biomechanics, Mike has served as a consultant for Olympians, national champions, collegiate national champions, and professionals in track and field, as well as athletes participating in skeleton, bobsled, speed skating, golf, baseball, and football. As the coach of the HPC Elite track team, he coached three jumpers to world rankings and five USATF indoor or outdoor championship qualifiers. In 2008, he coached Dallas Robinson to the fastest 55m time in eight years and world ranked times in the 60m and 200m. Mike is certified as a USA Track & Field Level I, II, and III coach, and is only one of two people to be a Level III instructor in three different event disciplines (sprints, throws, and jumps).
Vern Gambetta’s Biography:
Vern is currently is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several teams in Major League Soccer as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men’s World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and Director of Athletic Development for the New York Mets. Vern is recognized internationally as an expert in training and conditioning for sport having worked with world class athletes and teams in a wide variety of sports. He is a popular speaker and writer on conditioning topics having lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe. Vern’s coaching experience spans 36 years at all levels of competition. Vern has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He received his BA from Fresno State University and his teaching credential with a coaching minor from University of California Santa Barbara. Vern obtained his MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vince Anderson’s Biography:
Coach Anderson is one of the most respected sprint coaches in the country. He has coached multiple collegiate national champions and Olympic and World Championship qualifiers including Leonard Scott, Jabari Greer, Gary Kikaya and Justin Gatlin. After finishing a successful stint at the University of Tennessee, Anderson is now the women’s sprint coach at multi-time team National Champion Texas A&M.