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Upcoming Coach Presentations

Wednesday, December 2 from 10-11:30 AM
Register in advance for this webinar HERE

Nick Winkelman, PhD is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union, working to deliver strength and conditioning and sport science across all Irish national rugby teams. Previously Nick was Director of Training Systems and Education at EXOS, where he oversaw the training of athletes preparing for the NFL Combine as well athletes within the NFL, MLB, NBA, National Soccer Teams, and Military. In addition to his work as a coach, Nick is a published researcher in the areas of motor learning and cueing in skill development.

Nick will present to SSWSC coaches this fall on how coaches can evaluate and develop the words they use when coaching to get to what works for athlete skill development. The first presentation on November 9 will focus on the science of motor learning and how the language we use affects skill development. During the second session on December 2 Nick will work through real coaching case studies from the SSWSC where coaches are struggling to help an athlete progress with a skill or movement. I am excited to bring in Nick to work with our coaches as we start to transition to on-snow training this early winter and can consider how to apply the concepts to practices immediately.

Way of Champions Podcast with Nick Winkelman

The Language of Coaching: The Art and Science of Teaching Movement on Amazon


SSWSC Coach Presentation Library

These are recordings and materials from presentations from the many experts who have led presentations and workshops for SSWSC coaches.

Dr. Maria Newton on Considerations for Optimizing the Development of Your Youth Sport Athlete (November 10, 2020)
Nick Winkelman, PhD on the Language of Coaching (November 9, 2020)
Sports Nutrition with Nutritionist and Dietitian Cara Marrs, RDN - Presented by UC Health (Nov 4, 2020)
Professor Mark Williams on Delivering Effective Practice Sessions (October 19, 2020)
Coaches Town Hall #2 (October 14, 2020)
SSWSC Concussion Management Training from Dr. Dana Fitzgerald (October 7, 2020)
John O’Sullivan ‘Changing the Game’ Presentation on Youth Sports Parenting (September 23, 2020)
Kikkan Randall - Presentation for SSWSC Coaches (October 2019)
Matt Whitcomb - Are We Connecting? (October 2019)
Nicole LaVoi - Myths of Coaching Girls & Boys (October 10, 2018)
John O’Sullivan - Leadership Secrets of the World’s Best Coaches (October 2, 2017)
Bill Tierney - Insight on Developing Winning Teams (October 9, 2017)
Stacey Gerrish - Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Kids (October, 2015)
Dr. Dana Fitzgerald - Return to Sport from Injury (October, 2015)

Helpful Links

Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport
Way of Champions podcast series