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Sport Movement Skill Conference 2018

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Concordia University, St. Paul - Athletic Performance Center

1407 Marshall Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55104

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The First-Ever Sport Movement Skill Conference is rapidly approaching!

The Conference theme for this ground-breaking event will take on an emphasis of “Using Ideas from Ecological Dynamics to Enhance Motor Behavior in Sport.”

Dear Friend in Sport Movement Enhancement,

It is truly my pleasure and honor to welcome both attendees and speakers to contribute to this conference with the aim of understanding sport movement behavior more deeply.

I live and breathe by words uttered years ago by Dr. Mel Siff & Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky in their famous text, Supertraining, when they stated that: “Sport is a problem solving activity where movements are used to produce the necessary solutions.” Movement truly is the glue that binds our athletes with their environments. Thus, no matter what hat you wear in the athletic performance field, movement skill acquisition should be of the highest importance to you.

The late and great motor behavior scientist, Nikolai A. Bernstein, eloquently stated, “No natural phenomenon can be understood without carefully considering how it emerged.” Thus, how you currently view sport movement behavior, both in regards to motor control as well as skill acquisition, will drastically influence the way you coach and teach.

With Bernstein’s guiding words from above, it’s time for a sport movement skill revolution! All of us coming together at an event like this, through each and every one of you, will be that primer to the sport movement skill fire. At the Sport Movement Skill Conference, we will aim to link the theories, concepts, and practical applications of the world’s best Sport Movement Practitioners to increase the understanding of sport motor behavior and establish higher standards for optimizing movement skill within sport.

WE are the MOVEMENT!

The goal of the event is integration: my hope is that this platform brings together forward thinking individuals ranging from those in the coaching world, to those in sport medicine, as well as the brilliant minds of professors and scientists in academia and research, respectively. I implore anyone and everyone who is interested in sport movement skill to attend. It is my wish that we can collectively participate in a learning environment which facilitates deeper thought processes which are able to impact sport movement at every level of mastery.

I am humbled by the reception of individuals here in the United States who represents a group of truly world class thought leaders as it pertains to a variety of topics related to sport movement studies. Through them and because of you, this event will be unlike any that the profession has ever seen. I look forward to speaking to each one of you on 4/6 & 4/7 and hearing more about your exceptional work.

Till next time, let’s all continue to master the art of optimizing movement.

Yours in Movement Mastery,

Shawn Myszka, Conference President

Check back here frequently and stay tuned! More specific information on the entire program (such as schedule and exact presentation title) will be updated as it becomes available. For now though, here is a partial list of some of the confirmed presenters and the ground-breaking topics that they will be discussing:

Dr. Karl Newell, University of Georgia – Constraints on the acquisition of movement coordination

Dr. Rob Gray, Arizona State University – Cueing methods and the constraints led approach for movement skill enhancement

Dr. Thomas Stoffregen, University of Minnesota – Perceptual-motor skill

Shaun Larkin, Los Angeles Dodgers – Training differences between elite vs. professional vs. amateur vs. developmental athletes

Cameron Josse, DeFranco’s Training – Are closed change-of-direction drills useful?

Scott Salwasser, Texas Tech University – Application of representative learning for team settings

Tony Moreno, Eastern Michigan University – Movement education for youth sport: Exploiting constraints and deconstructing predictability

Tyler Bosch, University of Minnesota – Testing to investigate movement variability of tasks under different constraints

Ross Cooper, Individual Skill Acquisition & Movement Coach – Understanding perception-action coupling

Dr. Jon Graves, Performance Therapist – The importance of integration

Christina Specos, Purdue University – Training for enhanced decision-making training in sport

Dr. Larry Meadors, S&C Coach and LTAD expert – Importance of movement skill in a LTAD model

Austin Einhorn, Individual Movement Coach – Using movement variability to enhance movement skill

Michael Zwiefel, Building Better Athletes – Applying principles of skill acquisition in your coaching

Vinicius Dos Santos, Ignite Futsal - Complex soccer

Additionally, a special never been done before type of treat! We are going to connect LIVE with the first-ever Movement & Skill Acquisition Conference where renowned speakers such as Keith Davids, Ric Shuttleworth, & Mark O'Sullivan for a transatlantic, group brainstorming event which will be sure to facilitate growth for all with ourselves and our movement skill acquisition friends across the pond!

Conference Registration & Pricing:

SUPER Early Bird; between 1/1/18 and 1/31/18 at midnight - $99.00 + taxes/fees

Early Bird; between 2/1/18 and 2/28/18 at midnight - $149.00 + taxes/fees

Conference Registration; between 3/1/18 and 4/5/18 at midnight - $199 + taxes/fees

Registration at the Door on 4/6/18 and 4/7/18 - $249.00 + taxes/fees

One Day Only Registration at the Door on either 4/6/18 or 4/7/18 - $149.00 + taxes/fees

If you are a current student, you may be eligible for a special rate! Please e-mail me at shawn@optimizemovement.com.

Also, for group discounts (4 or more attendees from the same location), please reach out via e-mail as well.

Note: Cancellation & refund requests will be accepted up to 30 days prior to the event. The Conference and its associated events are subject to have any changes in presenters as well as possible cancellation without notice. In the event of a complete Conference cancellation, all paid registration money will be fully refunded.

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