Three days of talks and discussions throughout this symposium which were provoking, challenging and interesting. The great part about this was we all go to know each and every one of the 100 coaches throughout the conference with multiple breakout discussions and interactions both in the conference rooms and around the campus.
The Head US Olympic sports psychologist kicked things off with a fantastic ice breaker to get us all acquainted. After a series of ‘challenges’ we were paired up with a complete stranger and had three minutes to tell them about our role within sport, while they sat there in complete silence. Read More
After a good night sleep in LA I caught the 7am flight to Colorado Springs. I was met by Shelly, a lovely lady who collects athletes and staff that stay at the USOC base. She proved to be a great tour guide and told me about the city and surround features. Read More
In just a few short days I jet off to the USA for the US Olympic Strength & Conditioning conference and my excitement levels are definitely rising! This excitement is also tinged with some nervous excitement as its quite intimidating just who ill be rubbing shoulders with next week. My trip will see me depart Auckland late on Tuesday night, arriving in Los Angeles 8 hours before I left. Read More
Sport and Rugby Institute's own James Amon, Lead Strength & Conditioner and Gym Manager heads to the States this month to attend the 2017 USOC High Performance Strength & Conditioning symposium.
The exclusive three day symposium will be hosted at the US Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs. Of the 600 applicants that applied, only 100 Strength & Conditioning Coaches from around the world were selected. Read More
The New Zealand Women's sevens team have been out visiting the regions after returning home from Rio as silver medalists to inspire the future generation of female sevens players.
Our facility was the first stop on the nationwide tour with players Sarah Goss (Captain), Huriana Manuel and Kayla McAlister dropping in.
Sport and Rugby Institute’s General Manager, Denis Jenkins says the Institute are proud supporters of women’s rugby and jumped on the chance to give the girls an opportunity to meet their heroes. Read More