09 GAIN Apprentorship


Three weeks away from our second apprenticeship, I am counting down the days. It is a lot work to put this on, but the sharing of knowledge, passion and energy that occurs makes it all worthwhile. We have people coming from Australia, Ireland, England, and Abu Dhabi. Our mission is to define the field of Athletic Development, to accomplish that we attack three prongs: 1) Athletic Development (traditionally know as strength & conditioning) 2) Physical Education 3) Rehabilitation. This program is not for the faint of heart or dilettantes, it is an intense five days designed to get the attendees and instructors thinking. It is the beginning of a career changing process. Each attendee then can come back each year free, so that in essence the initial tuition is an investment in their future. Plan ahead if you are interested in next year’s program, it will be held in June 2010.

I would like to recognize our sponsors that have made this possible. Our primary sponsor is Perform Better. Our other major sponsor in QinetiQ – TrainTrak a new physiological monitoring system than I have worked. Our secondary sponsors are Lifeline, Finis, Vasa, Lane Gainer and ASTYM. I want to thank all of them for their generosity, they are all companies that I have worked with who always have been supportive of my efforts.