• Nick Winkelman - The Language of Coaching 2 day Workshop

    Join us for a 2 day workshop with Irish Rugby Head of Performance, Nick Winkelman PHD, who takes us through his Language of Coaching course.

    Thu., 04/05/2023, 9:00 am – Fri., 05/05/2023, 4:00 pm AEST

    Course Description

    As coaches, we understand the importance of having sound training methods that live within an integrated training system. We also know that the quality of this system will have a direct influence on the development of targeted physical qualities within our athletes. However, how many of us can say that we have developed a similar system in relation to the way we approach coaching and teaching movement? This question sets the stage for our course – The Language of Coaching – Official Workshop. In this course, you will learn about coaching models that create the basis for a comprehensive coaching system. These models will focus on how we communicate through cueing, instruction, and feedback, how we co-design the learning environment with our athletes to drive sustainable learning and performance, and how we can systematically improve our coaching practice over time. Through interactive presentations and skill building sessions, you will learn how to apply these coaching models within your environment and shape your teaching around the needs of your athletes.

    1. Coaches will learn the science underpinning the design of learning environments
    2. Coaches will learn how to breakdown and prioritize a technical model for their sport
    3. Coaches will learn the theory and practice around effective application of cues
    4. Coaches will learn the theory and practice around effective application of analogies
    5. Coaches will learn the theory and practice around co-designing the focus the athlete adopts
    6. Coaches will learn the theory and practice around on-going coach development

    Who is Nick Winkelman?

    Nick Winkelman is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. His primary role is to oversee the delivery and development of strength & conditioning and sports science across all national (Men and Women | XV’s and 7’s) and provincial teams (Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster). Prior to working for Irish Rugby, Nick was the director of education for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance), located in Phoenix, AZ. As the director of education, Nick oversaw the development and execution of all internal and external educational initiatives. This included week-long mentorship programs taught in over 20 countries and online courses including the EXOS Performance Specialist Certification. As a performance coach, Nick oversaw the speed and assessment component of the EXOS NFL Combine Development Program. This program supports over 100 athletes a year preparing for the NFL Combine in an effort to maximize their status within the NFL Draft. Nick also supported many athletes within the NFL, MLB, NBA, National Sport Organizations, and Military. Nick received his Bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science through Oregon State University and his Masters in strength and conditioning through Edith Cowan University. Nick completed his PhD through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a dissertation focus in motor skill learning and sprinting. Nick is an internationally recognized speaker on human performance and coaching science and has multiple peer reviewed publications and book chapters alongside his own book, The Language of Coaching: The Art & Science of Teaching Movement.

    Lower Limb Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Performance Workshop

    Schedule: Day 1
    09:00 – 09:50 | Setting the stage
    09:50 – 10:00 | Break
    10:00 – 10:50 | Live coaching experience
    10:50 – 11:00 | Break
    11:00 – 12:00 | The Coaching eye: Theory/Applied
    12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch
    13:00 – 13:50 | The coaching voice: Theory
    13:50 – 14:00 | Break
    14:00 – 14:50 | The 3D Cueing Model: Theory
    14:50 – 15:00 | Break
    15:00 – 15:50 | The 3D Cueing Model: Applied
    15:50 – 16:00 | Questions

    Schedule: Day 2
    09:00 – 09:30 | Review Day 1
    09:30 – 11:00 | Live Coaching Experience II
    11:00 – 11:10 | Break
    11:10 – 12:00 | The Analogy Model: Theory
    12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch
    13:00 – 13:30 | The Analogy Model: Applied
    13:30 – 14:20 | Co-Creation & Motivation: Theory
    14:20 – 14:30 | Break
    14:30 – 15:20 | Coach development map: Theory/Applied
    15:20 – 16:00 | Closing & Questions

    Nick Winkelman - The Language of Coaching 2 day Workshop
  • Lower Limb Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Performance

    A Live 2-Day Workshop For Transforming How You View, Assess And Coach Human Movement

    Sat., 18/02/2023, 9:00 am – Sun., 19/02/2023, 4:00 pm AEDT

    Who is it for:

    Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Exercise Physiologists, Manual Therapists and any movement professionals who want to learn about biomechanics, rehab and performance.

    What You Will Learn:
    • David's Simple Assessment Process For Quickly Finding Out What Your Client Is Missing
    • The Key Skills That Will Drastically Improve Your Clients Range of Motion & Movement Capabilities
    • David's 3 Phase Process For Quickly Getting Clients Out Of Pain & Back To Performance
    • A Simplified Model of Gait That Allows You To Clearly Identify The Root Cause Of Any Foot, Knee or Hip Issue.
    • David's Unique Overcoming/Yielding Plyometric Progression To Safely Progress Any Client Back To Running
    • How To Design A Rehab/Training Plan That Allows You To Get World Class Results With Any Client
    • Coffee, Tea and lunch will be provided however there are endless options with the QVB, Pitt Street Mall and The Galleries all within 5 minutes walk!
    • 2 month free membership to our DGR Interactive platform for all workshop attendees.
    • Workshop Debrief over Zoom with David. For any questions you might have afterwards. Date TBC

    "What I find most refreshing about David's courses is how simple he explains things that are very often over-complicated”
    – Zoe Millar, Ireland

    “This was without a doubt one of the best workshops I’ve been to”
    – Felix Ledin, Sweden

    “David provided a thorough workshop that has helped develop my view on movement, training and helping my client"
    – Luke Holmes, Barcelona

    Lower Limb Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Performance 2 day course
    Lower Limb Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Performance Workshop
    Lower Limb Biomechanics; Rehabilitation and Performance