Speed and Power Virtual Conference

You can book now for our new Speed and Power Virtual Conference on 14-15 November 2020! Speed and Power are vital for sprinting and impact most athletic events.  Our virtual conference will put you in front of expert speakers who will present on technique, training, planning, physical prep, plyometrics and the mindset to pull it all together!

Our speaker presentations, split over two days, will focus on a range of topics and will offer a fantastic development opportunity to improve technical, tactical and psychological understanding of how to coach speed and generate power from athletes.  Our conference aims to benefit individuals including coaches, leaders and athletes in athletics, running and other sports – plus you can join the conference from the comfort of your own home!

Our line-up of speakers features elite-level coaches and athletes, strength and conditioning experts and leaders in sports psychology, including: Christine Ohuruogu MBE, Lloyd Cowan MBE, Nick Winkelman, Aston Moore, Frank Attoh, Dr. Mike Young, Gareth Walton, Ed Archer, Chris Shambrook, Stan Madiri, Christine Harrison-Bloomfield, Julie Pratt-Benterman and Kevin Young.  See below for detailed biographies of our speakers.

Plus, anyone booking onto the conference will also receive FREE access to the EXOS Absolute Speed module (normal price £147)! Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more details.

Book online

Book your place for this year’s conference (link will transfer you to our Athletics Hub booking page).

The conference will be hosted via the Whova app.  On registering, participants will be sent simple instructions so that they can access the conference via Whova.  Participants will also have the opportunity to access recordings of each session after the conference.

If you have any additional queries – please contact coachdevelopment@englandathletics.org

If you would like to share details of our conference with your contacts then please click here to access a promotional e-flyer (PDF) or share the following link: https://www.englandathletics.org/speedpowerleaflet

Schedule & Speakers

Saturday 14 November 2020

 Preparation for Championship Performance: the importance of the coach-athlete partnership – Christine Ohuruogu MBE and Lloyd Cowan MBE
Christine Ohuruogu is a women’s 400m Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion and will be joined by her coach, Lloyd Cowan, an Olympian and now one of the most respected senior elite speed coaches in the UK.

Science and Practice of Elite Speed Development – Dr. Mike Young
Mike Young won six team NCAA championships and coached 4 USA Track & Field Championship, Olympic and World Championship athletes. He is currently Director of Performance at Athletic Lab Sports Performance Training Centre.

The Psychology of Championship Performance – Chris Shambrook
Chris Shambrook was the Sports Psychologist for the GB Rowing Team over 22 years and 5 Olympic cycles and has spent his career helping athletes and coaches to develop their minds with the same discipline as they prepare their bodies.

Speed Training for Acceleration – Gareth Walton
As a Performance Specialist Gareth Walton has worked with athletes from a range of sports at Olympic, professional and amateur level. Gareth also supports EXOS Education delivering their methodology mentorships and workshops in various countries around the globe.

Foundation S&C for explosive Strength – Ed Archer
Ed Archer is former Director of the UK Strength & Conditioning Association with over 20 years of experience in Strength and Conditioning and the fitness industry, including working with Gloucester Rugby, Formula 1, and athletes from many sports.

Sunday 15 November 2020

Inspiring Performance – Nick Winkelman
Nick Winkelman was the Director of Movement and Education for EXOS Strength & Conditioning Specialist, is now the Head of Athletic Performance & Science for Irish Rugby Union and author of “The Language of Coaching”.

Session Planning for Sprints – Stan Madiri
Stan Madiri is an IAAF Elite Sprints & Hurdles Coach and UKA Level 4 Performance Coach who combines his passion and credentials for neuromechanics with his education background to implement Speed programmes for podium performances.

Mastering Sprint Technique – Christine Harrison-Bloomfield
Christine Harrison-Bloomfield is a former international sprinter and winner of national titles, now turned international sprint coach who has coached athletes such as Laviai Nielsen, Jodie Williams and Asha Philip to World and European Championships.

Mastering Hurdle Technique – Julie Pratt-Benterman
Julie Pratt-Benterman is a World Junior 100m Hurdle champion, European U23 silver medallist and Commonwealth Games finalist. She is the only female British sprint hurdler to win a global title and, now an international level coach, Julie also consults for England Athletics as a Talent Event Lead.

Kevin YoungMastering the 400m Hurdles – Kevin Young
Kevin Young is a US athlete who was winner of the 400m hurdles at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. In the final of the event he set a World and Olympic record of 46.78 seconds, the first time 47 seconds had been broken and a record that still stands today!

The Implementation of Plyometrics  for Speed and Power – Aston Moore and Frank Attoh
Aston Moore is the National horizontal jumps coach for British Athletics and coach to Olympic medallists, World champions and record holders. Frank Attoh is one of the UK’s leading horizontal jumps coaches, with over 30 years’ experience including coaching eight Olympic athletes and World Championship medallists.


Free EXOS Absolute Speed module

Anyone attending the conference will be offered FREE access to the EXOS Absolute Speed module (normally priced at £147)!

In this course, Nick Winkelman will present and describe a technical model for absolute speed in the context of linear sprinting. He will place specific emphasis on an overall linear speed sprinting model in the context of a 40-yard sprint and discuss the factors that lead to absolute speed being achieved. Nick will then present a 3-component model for coaching and cueing athletes/clients based on common errors observed during absolute speed. Finally, he will provide program design recommendations and considerations for the Movement Skills – Absolute Speed training component.

Duration: 90 minutes