$425 – $500

2017 Seattle Sounders FC Sports Science Weekend

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The Ninety

406 Occidental Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98104

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Learn From The Brightest Minds In Sports Science & Performance Coaching


From June 8-10, 2017 the Seattle Sounders FC will bring in some of the brightest minds in sports science and performance enhancement to join their coaching staff in sharing the latest methodologies in sports specific training, strength & conditioning, performance coaching, and sports science. We invite coaches from professional, top college, club, or high school programs to join us in investigating the needs of elite level soccer players both on, and off, the field.

The content provided within this seminar will be applicable for coaches working at the highest level of any team sport. The goal of the seminar is to provide real world examples of how to apply evidenced based solutions in your high performance team.

This unique seminar program will be limited to the first 100 applicants. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to some of the top experts in injury prevention & strength training, long-term & short-term recovery strategies, metabolic fitness theory, and athlete monitoring & development.

New this year will be a new format in Roundtable discussions. 3-4 presenters will speak for 15 minutes each on a specific topic, which will then be followed by a further 15-20 minute Q&A with the audience and a moderator. This unique format will consist of the following discussions:

Our 2017 Roundtable talks will be :
Day 1 - “The Merging of Physical Data and Tactical Data — Utilizing Positional Data to Make a Difference” - Ruud van Elk (PSV), Jacquie Tran (Geelong/Deakin Univ.), Rhys Carr (Bristol City FC), Amber Rowell (Melbourne Victory), moderator - Dave Tenney (Seattle Sounders)

Day 2 - “The evolution of technology in elite sport: how are we making better decisions?” - Stephen Smith (Kitman Labs), Mark McLaughlin (OmegaWave), and Mounir Zok (USOC), moderator - TBD

Day 3 - “Training strategies to address modifiable risk factors in hamstring injuries” - Greg King (Adelaide United), Chad Kolarcik (Seattle Sounders), moderator - TBD

** For up-to-the-minute updates on the event, be sure to follow David Tenney on Facebook and Twitter, as well as the Seattle Sounders FC Sports Science Twitter account. **


There are only 100 spots – Register early to secure your spot and take advantage of savings.

  • Early Bird Pricing for first 20 spots: $425

  • Regular price: $500

Registration Includes:

  • Series of lectures by guest performance coaches and trainers

  • Reception & social sponsored by the Sounders

  • CEU’s from the NSCA (Once the schedule is set, we will know exact amount.)


Ruud van Elk
Sports Scientist — PSV Eindhoven (2015/15 Eredivsie Champions)

Rhys Carr
Head of Fitness & Conditioning — Bristol City FC (English Championship)

Greg King
High Performance Manager -- Adelaide United FC (2016 A-League Champions)

Garth Lagerwey
General Manager & President of Soccer, Seattle Sounders FC

Amber Rowell
Sports Scientist -- Melbourne Victory (AUS A-League)

Stephen Smith
CEO & Founder -- Kitman Labs

Jacquie Tran
Sports Scientist & Researcher -- Deakin University and the Geelong Cats (AFL)

Mounir Zok
Director of Technology & Innovation -- USOC

Mark McLaughlin
USA Director -- OmegaWave USA

Matt Weston

Professor -- Teeside University

** More speakers may be announced soon **
Note: Due to the high quality of speakers, speaking schedule is always subject to change


This year’s event will once again be held at The NINETY at Sounders FC Headquarters in Pioneer Square, just steps from CenturyLink Field. It’s a vibrant area in the heart of Seattle full of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and much more. There are several hotels nearby, and easy access to public transportation.


Please email Ivonne Ward at ivonneward@gmail.com with any questions.


What is the refund policy?

Until April 1st - Full Refund
April 1 - April 30th - 75% refund
May 1 - May 31st - 50% refund
After May 31st - No Refund

Is there an event hotel this year?

We did not book an event hotel this year, but we know you will find a great deal on Hotels.com, Kayak.com, or Airbnb.com.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits/Units (CEUs/CECs)?

You can receive NSCA CEUs for this event. Once we submit for CEU approval we will update this page with the exact number.

What's in the area?

We made a Google Map that includes food, drinks, coffee, Seattle points of interest and public transportation.

Witih thanks to our 2017 Sponsors:

2017 Sponsors: Catapult, Kitman Labs, Omegawave, Nordbord, Brüks Bars

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