Athletics Canada’s second High Performance Coaching Clinic scheduled for Dec. 10

Athletics Canada announce today that the second High Performance Coaching Clinic will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10, at its East Hub in Toronto. These monthly clinics are being offered as a professional development service to coaches and to advance the culture of coaching excellence in Canada. The clinics will cover various topics and will feature guest speakers who have a wealth of experience and knowledge of athletics, allowing coaches to hear first-hand from professional coaches and national team staff.

The next high performance coaching clinic will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10. Members of Athletics Canada’s staff will be joined by guest lecturer Boo Schexnayder. He is regarded internationally as one of the leading authorities in training design. As co-founder of SAC, Schexnayder brings more than 36 years of experience in the coaching and consulting fields to the clinic.

Athletics Canada coaches scheduled to take part include Les Gramantik (coach of Olympic bronze medallist decathlete Damian Warner) and Richard Parkinson (coach of 2017 World championship shot put finalist Brittany Crew). Dana Way, Carla Nicholls and Molly Killingbeck from Athletics Canada will discuss topics about biomechanics and the NextGen program.

Event details

Location: Athletics Canada’s East Hub (Ian MacDonald Blvd., Toronto, Ont., M3J 1P3 – across the street from the Toronto Track and Field Centre)

Cost: $50, includes lunch


9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening remarks (Molly Killingbeck)
9:25 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coaching developing & advanced sprint hurdlers (Les Gramantik)
10:25 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. An elastic view of athletic movement — (Boo Schexnayder)
11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Monitoring – How do you know the plan is working? (Richard Parkinson)
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Building combined events programs (Les Gramantik)
1:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Technical training periodization in field events (Boo Schexnayder)
2:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Principles of strength/power training with consideration for coordination (Les Gramantik)
3:25 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. Creating a culture of excellence with biomechanics (Dana Way)
4:25 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Interactions between strength & conditioning and therapy (Sandeep Nandhra)
5:35 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. Closing remarks (Molly Killinbeck)

Click here to register for the High Performance Coaching Clinic. (Max # of attendees: 30)

For more information, please contract Athletics Canada’s Head Coach, Glenroy Gilbert (613-260-5580 x3308,


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