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Injury prevention & performance in agility – Raleigh

December 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


December 12-13

9am – 5pm (lunch included)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
344 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill NC 27515

Injury prevention and performance in agility

The key problem in both training and sport rehabilitation is to identify the specificity of exercises and so to determine how the training stimulus transfers to positive adaptation. This problem is nowhere bigger than in open skills.

The most promising approach to solve the problem comes from dynamic system theory focusing on stability in movement. Understanding anatomy within this theory leads to a building block approach for even the seemingly most chaotic movement patterns. Anatomy can teach us how to not just move efficiently, but also how to self-protect against injury. From understanding self-organization in anatomy, one can plot out how movement should be assembled from combining small and stable units of anatomy into bigger units and into stable total patterns.

That way, what we do in the gym, can contribute to quality movement in sport. Frans Bosch’s most well-known quote ‘ strength training is coordination training against resistance’ reflexes this building block approach.

The courses

In the courses agility as applied in all running based field sports, from tennis to American football, will be dissected along anatomical lines. The most modern ideas on motor control and motor learning are translated into clever strategies of learning and teaching and demonstrated in a number of practicals, that give the participants the opportunity explore a lot of new exercises interventions.

The first 2 day course focusses in rehab and injury prevention for agility, followed by the two day course on performance in agility. Participants can choose either course or buy a discount 4 day course combining both.

The presenters

Frans Bosch, author of “Running, biomechanics and exercise physiology in practice” and ‘”Strength training and coordination, an integrated approach” is leading the theory part of the course.

John Pryor, top performance director in international rugby leads the practical sessions.

Bosch and Pryor worked together in the past, most famously during the lead up to the world cup rugby 2015, working for the national team of Japan. That cooperation was substantial to the success of the team, with the most remarkable upset in rugby ‘s history, beating double world champion South Africa.

Findings from that campaign will be demonstrated in the course.

Both Frans Bosch and John Pryor have extensive experience in injury prevention and performance enhancement.Injury prevention and rehabInjury prevention and rehab


December 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am
December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm




University of North Carolina
344 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill,NC27515United States
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