Monday, June 27, 2011

GAIN 2011, Rice University- Houston TX USA

I apologize for the lack of posting, I've been decompressing a bit.

 It comes every year right at the end of my school year when I'm wiped & need uplifting.  And it didn't disappoint.  It is a jam packed schedule beginning at 6am "movement madness" sessions with the faculty- no passive learning here.  Just short breaks for meals, and we're on the go till 9pm for 6 full days!  Diving into function with the likes of Blatherwick, Gambetta, Fober, Giles, Radcliffe, Ryan, Winkler...Carl Valle getting us up to speed with technology...with Greg Thompson giving us the latest updates on motor learning & control.  EVERYTHING from the individual exercises to year round performance planning.  What a ride!!

But GAIN is only as good as it's "delegates".  That is, the people who are hand picked by Vern to attend every year so NOTHING gets watered down.  I mean come on, how many times have we paid good money to attend stuff that winds up looking like high school biology?

EVERYONE there had something to bring to the table.  Performance coaches, Sport Scientists & physiotherapists from college & professional sports, high school ATCs & physical educators, physiotherapists from European Rugby...phew!  Just imagine what it was like to have to get up in front of them & present!

Please consider joining us in '12.

1 comment:

Patrick McHugh said...

Great post Joe. You really captured the experience.