Phase 1 Strength & Conditioning Course

Third Party Event

Venue Pearse College, Clogher Road,
City Crumlin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 21
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details Karl Gilligan is one of the foremost experts in the field of Strength and Conditioning coaching and education. He is known internationally as the founder and CEO of EPI as well as in-demand speaker at Strength and Conditioning conferences. He graduated with a BSc in Sport Science and an MSc in Strength & Conditioning from St Mary's University, London. He is also a member of the NSCA CSCS.
In 2003, he began working as a full-time Strength & Conditioning Coach with the IRFU and Leinster Rugby. In 2007, the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS), now Sport Ireland, was created and after 4 years with the IRFU he began working with Olympic sports. He was appointed Sport Science manager with the Irish Canoe Union, with a primary responsibility to working with 3-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch in kayaking whom he worked with at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. More recently, he was appointed Head of Strength & Conditioning with World Rugby in 2021 in preparation for the 2023 World Cup in France. 
In 2012, he created the National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) course and with the rapid expansion of the course internationally his focus primarily moved from coaching to education. Since then, he has delivered more than 350 education courses in more than 10 countries worldwide with more than 4, 500 participants certified.
Refreshments Included No
Free Event No
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Contact Person Karl Gilligan
Contact Email [email protected]
Member Price €425.00
Branch Price €425.00
Non-Member Price €495.00
Date 10 May 2024 08:30 - 12 May 2024 09:54

The Phase 1 S&C course is an introductory-level course and is the first phase of the National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) qualification. On this 3 day course, participants will learn the fundamental principles of Strength & Conditioning in preparation for working with individual athletes, players and team sports. It is the starting point for anyone seeking to upskill in Strength & Conditioning or understand how to apply the principles of Strength & Conditioning for injury prevention and/or rehabilitation strategies.

Phase 1 will teach you how to deliver your Strength & Conditioning coaching following a systematic evidence based approach. By the end of the course, participants will learn how to implement and apply various methods of training to enhance athletic performance and prevent injury. 

Some of the topics delivered on the Phase 1 S&C Course include:

  • System of training & methodology
  • Movement screening & correctives
  • Performance fitness testing & profiling
  • Linear & multidirectional speed
  • Olympic lifting & plyometrics
  • Energy system development (ESD)
  • Program design
  • Planning & periodization

Day 1: Fitness Testing & Movement Screening
08:30-08:45  Registration
08:45-10:00  Lecture: Training System For Strength & Conditioning
10:00-10:15  Break
10:15-12:30  Practical: Fitness Testing & Profiling
12:30-13:30  Lunch
13:30-15:30  Practical: Movement Screening
15:30-15:45  Break
15:45-17:00  Practical: Corrective Exercises

Day 2: Acceleration Speed & Olympic Weightlifting
08:30-09:30  Lecture: Acceleration Speed
09:30-09:45  Break
09:45-10:15  Practical: RAMP Warm-up
10:15-10:45  Practical: Speed Testing
10:45-12:30  Practical: Acceleration Speed
12:30-13:30  Lunch
13:30-14:30  Lecture: Olympic Weightlifting
14:30-14:45  Break
14:45-17:00  Practical: Clean & Jerk

Day 3: Program Design & Energy System Development (ESD)
08:30-10:30  Lecture: Program Design Fundamentals
10:30-10:45  Break
10:45-12:30  Practical: Slow SSC Plyometrics
12:30-13:30  Lunch
13:30-14:30  Practical: Agility Training
14:30-15:30  Practical: ATP-CP ESD
15:30-15:45  Break
15:45-16:45  Lecture: Linear Periodization 
16:45-17:00  Phase 1 Course Certification 

On successful completion of this course the participant will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Apply a system of training to their strength & conditioning 
  • Conduct a movement screen and fitness assessment
  • Formulate programs to improve strength endurance, hypertrophy, max strength and power
  • Create programs to develop linear and multidirectional speed
  • Devise a linear periodisation plan
  • Gain a range of practical coaching skills
    - Warm up protocol
    - Acceleration speed
    - Clean & jerk
    - Muscular power plyometrics
    - ATP-CP energy system development

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