The SUNY Cortland Athletics Department and Kinesiology Department will be presenting a Strength and Conditioning Symposium on Sunday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Park Center.
The cost to attend is $40 for current college students and $120 for professionals. Pre-registration is encouraged, although walk-ups on the day of the symposium will be allowed. A registration web site link will be posted in the near future.
The symposium is a one-day conference for personal trainers, sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, students, and other fitness professionals. The topics covered in the presentations will focus on a variety of subject ranging from sports psychology to training parameters.
The keynote speaker will be Ron McKeefrey, the Vice President of Performance and Education for the sports floor company PLAE and a former strength and conditioning coach who worked with programs in NFL (Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Kansas City Royals) and on the collegiate level (Eastern Michigan University, University of Tennessee, University of South Florida).
Other speakers include:
Dana Cavalea – former New York Yankees strength and conditioning coach, presenting “How to Train Like a Pro”
Ian Markow – founder of Markow Training Systems, who will be conducting a 90-minute “hands on” Kinstretch session
Justin Kompf ’12, M ’16 – SUNY Cortland Athletics’ former head strength and conditioning coach
Nancy Newell ’15 – Director of Sports Performance at The Strength House (Boston, Mass.) and former Physical Preparation Consultant for both the University of Florida and Alabama softball teams, presenting "Understanding Strength Characteristics and How They Relate to Sport"
Free parking will be available in the parking lots surrounding Park Center. For directions to campus or the Park Center, use the GPS address: 1 Folmer Drive, Cortland, NY 13045.
In the event that SUNY Cortland must cancel the conference, participants will be notified and given a full refund in a timely manner. In the event that a participant must cancel, the event organizer Phill Wiltshire must be notified in writing at Phillip.Wiltshire@cortland.edu at least 48 hours in advance of the program. At that time, a full refund will be issued to the participant to be received within 30 days. If written notice is not received within 48 hours of the program, no refund will be given and the participant will forfeit any fees paid toward the program.