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TrainingPeaks confirms speakers and workshops for 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit

Published March 5, 2019

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TrainingPeaks has confirmed that the 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit (ECS) will be hosted on September 18-20 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. TrainingPeaks is partnering with USA Cycling and USA Triathlon to provide coaches with a blend of business development and science-based training topics. These are designed to help successfully grow coaching businesses.

For attending, all USA Triathlon coaches will receive 12 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and all USA Cycling coaches will receive 15 CEUs.

Over 800 coaches from 25 countries have attended ECS in the past, returning each year to gain insights from both the science-backed lectures, as well as the networking opportunities with other coaches.

“Coaching education is all about teamwork and collaboration, and sharing of ideas and findings within the coaching community,” said Kevin Dessart, Director of Coaching Education and Athlete Development for USA Cycling. “We are once again excited to partner with TrainingPeaks on their Endurance Coaching Summit to help deliver the best education possible to the entire coaching community.”

For those eager to take full advantage of their time in Boulder, TrainingPeaks University (TPU) will take place on September 17-18 leading into the Summit. TPU is designed to give coaches insights into effectively navigating the TrainingPeaks platform, including mastering metrics, best practices for planning and creating workouts, and setting up efficient workflows.

New this year, TrainingPeaks will also be offering a series of special hands-on small group workshops. These guided discussions will take place on Wednesday, September 18th and give coaches the opportunity to dive deep into the topics that interest them most. The sessions grant attendees with personal attention from leading experts on subjects such as coaching fundamentals, data-informed planning, and strength & conditioning for endurance athletes.

Coaches can purchase TrainingPeaks University + Workshop + ECS bundle and ‘turn their trip into a week-long coaching camp’.

ECS will explore a variety of endurance training topics informed by some of the latest breakthroughs in exercise science.

Keynote speaker and Olympic athlete Stacy Sims will explore how sex hormones play a significant role in hydration, nutrition, performance and recovery across an athlete’s lifespan – as well as how to coach female endurance athletes more effectively by digging into the science of their unique physiology, and using it to their advantage.

“USA Triathlon is proud to partner with TrainingPeaks to bring multisport coaches from across the country to Boulder for the 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit,” said Linda Cleveland, Coach Development Senior Manager at USA Triathlon. “TrainingPeaks is the industry leader for triathlon training, planning and analysis software. We see tremendous value in exposing as many coaches as possible to those tools, as well as the other best practices and business strategies they will take away from this state-of-the-art conference.”

Keynote speaker Alex Hutchinson, award-winning science journalist and New York Times bestselling author, will be presenting a lecture that examines the evidence of how our brain influences performance. This session will include an understanding of mental fatigue, brain training, group dynamics, and how simple sports psychology techniques can alter the perception of effort – and consequently – improve performance.

Additional speakers will include Andy Blow, Christie Aschwanden, Joanna Zeiger, Jen Rulon, Corinne Malcolm, Nate Wilson, Andrew & Katie Simmons, Jess Elliott, and more to be announced as the summit approaches. These experts will cover subjects such as building mental toughness, growing a social media presence, better athlete communication, and more.

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