What are the expert’s saying about DoTraining Workshops?
Ian Jeffreys (CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, ASCC, RSCC*D, FNSCA). Former workshop presenter.
“The desire to constantly innovate and improve practice is crucial in mastering strength and conditioning coaching. A key aspect of this process is being able to immerse oneself in a topic facilitated by an experienced mentor coach. Professional workshops, which delve deeply into single topic areas are a great way of facilitating this process. The challenge is finding the right opportunities to do this.
Duncan Ogilvie, through his company DoTraining, takes much of the hard work out of this process. He constantly researches the industry to find the hot topics and the leading experts in these subjects. He then uses this information to set up workshops where participants can spend a day or so in the presence of these experts. This affords coaches the opportunity to enhance practice and develop new training tools and insights with which to take their coaching practice to the next level.”
Rhys Ingram – S&C Coach at England Institute of Sport, Former workshop presenter.
“Having worked as an S&C coach at many different levels, ranging from volunteering with youth athletes, right up to working at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, i know how important it is to establish clear opportunities to develop my expertise and stay ahead of the field. Whether this is by reading the latest literature, discussions with other coaches or attending conferences and workshops. It all helps!
I have been lucky enough to both spend time with Duncan and the DoTraining team to talk over ideas and methods, as well as to attend their workshops. The workshops have been excellent, both in the knowledge delivered and the atmosphere created by Duncan and his team to ensure that all attendees get the most out of the day. I count them as an integral part of my own development process, giving me both the opportunity to hear the latest information from some of the countries top coaches as well as the time spent with like minded S&C’s sharing knowledge and networking.
The workshops are set apart because they are organised by Duncan and his team who are passionate S&C Coaches themselves, that are as keen to learn from the speakers as the rest of the attendees. This ensures that the workshops remain attendee focused and that the environment created is open and relaxed.
I would thoroughly recommend any aspiring coach or trainer attends DoTrainings future workshops!”
Mark Jarvis – S&C coach at England Institute of Sport, WBA F.C. Former workshop presenter.
“There is one unique reason that the DoTraining Workshops are so useful for S&C coaches. They say they best chefs cook the food that they like to eat. The best musicians make the music they want to listen to. Duncan Ogilvie puts on the workshops which he would like to attend! This means that you don’t get flashy titles which under deliver or workshops which promise to change your career. Instead you get real S&C on topics which are relevant and can affect what you do on Monday morning. Combine that with great facilities and the opportunity to work in smaller groups with coaches you haven’t met before and you’ve got great value for money.”
What are the attendee’s saying about DoTraining Workshops?
Stephen Aish – Strength and Conditioning Coach, Owner of “The Strength Academy”
I recently attended a DoTraining workshop with Mark Jarvis. What struck me was the professionalism of the speaker and some essential updates on plyometric research and application and the debated use of Olympic lifting for athletic performance (novel perspectives are always good learning tools). The session was well balanced between theory and practical and the information taken away could be used instantly with clients and my own training and coaching. The event was well planned, well time managed and professionally run.
Carlos De Silva – Physical Therapist.
Thanks for offering me the opportunity to come to the workshop. It certainly did open the door to different ideas, methods but over all a backed up scientific methodology for excellence. It was entertaining, practical and fluid presentation and it reflects precisely what the host aim is: sporting success.
I have been to a DoTraining workshop previously at Sport House, London, so I was looking forward to the day. An opportunity to learn from an esteemed coach with excellent experience and in a world class facility, I was not disappointed.
Mark Jarvis was a good presenter, combining interaction with the audience plus factual experiences and knowledge. I currently don’t work with triathletes so it was great to learn some coaching for a new sport. I’d highly recommend Do Training workshops to all S&C coaches as there was some very experienced coaches in attendance, i would especially recommend it to young aspiring coaches or those looking to pursue UKSCA accreditation.
Simon De Burgh – 2x Personal Trainer of the Year. Creator of LDST & Physique Elite DTP Specialist.
The Do Training workshop on Strength and Conditioning for Triathlon held by Mark Jarvis is a must attend course for any coach or Triathlete looking to capitalise on performing at their best. S&C is often overlooked or performed poorly by long distance athletes. Mark uncovers the benefits and dispels the myths. I highly recommend DoTraining Workshops for your career development.
Something that is often very difficult with endurance sports is removing the athlete from countless hours of cardiovascular exercise and replacing a bit of that with specific strength and conditioning. Over the past number of weeks I have been fortunate enough in that my training partner is training for her first sprint triathlon and that as training partners she already has a great understanding of how important gym work is a long side the events practice. Not only have we gained improvements outdoors and in the pool over the course of her programme both technically and in statistically but her strength, power, speed and mobility have also increased. To be a good athlete you must have a good combination of these qualities. This is something that Mark put forward to us at his workshop, that preparation and movement control was just important if not more so than the load on the barbell or the time on your stop watch. If we can move correctly, function properly and conserve energy through correct strength training (maximal, power, postural etc) then we can give ourselves an advantage when it comes to the race.
The facilities at Sport House Barking are second to none. It was like gym porn. Eleiko plastered everywhere. So there was a great base for Mark to begin with and in a room full of like minded and very good coaches from across the country who work in all different areas of S&C it was set up for a good day of learning. There was a good few debates on certain topics, namely whether olympic lifting was important to a triathlete or not and we even managed to get out in the rare hour of sunshine to go through running mechanics on the olympic standard track.
I would recommend that anybody knew to triathlons from both a coaching and competitive perspective first purchase Marks book and secondly if you get a chance to attend one of his workshops then do that also. He is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach who really delivered in person what I hoped he would after reading his work. I hope that our paths will cross again soon! A big thanks to Duncan from DoTraining.com for putting on the workshop at Sport House Barking. Duncan is an ex professional basketball player and from what I have experienced so far is doing a great job in Barking on educating young athletes in strength and conditioning with basketball and netball talent whilst providing workshops like this to S&C coaches around the country. So keep an eye out for more of those. Cheers guys! (review taken from http://www.edmfitness.co.uk/mark-jarvis-triathlon-workshop/)