Athletic Lab’s Mike Young presenting at the 2016 HPAD Conference.

Athletic Lab Sports Performance Training Center?is proud to host the third annual Proformance Strength & Conditioning High Performance Athletic Development (HPAD) Conference. For the third year in a row, we will host a?world class speaker lineup. The HPAD Conference will take place on May 26th and 27th in Cary, NC.

World Renowned?Researchers and Coaches

The conference?will have a mixture of?applied sports science and practical ‘in-the-trenches’ coaching information from leading?practitioners. This years lineup has assisted countless Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes.

The conference will be an unmissable event on the Strength & Conditioning calendar bringing together coaches from the US, UK and Qatar to offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn, share and connect with some of the best practitioners from around the world.

Confirmed speakers for HPAD?2018:

  • Dan Pfaff?(bio)
    Director of Education, Head Jump Coach Altis
  • Bob Alejo?(bio)
    Director of Sport Science Power Lift
  • Dr. Mike Young?(bio)
    Athletic Lab Director of Performance /?Proformance Strength & Conditioning
  • Dr. Travis Triplett?(bio)
    President National Strength & Conditioning Association / Appalachian State University
  • James Baker?(bio)
    Aspire Academy (Qatar) / Proformance?Strength & Conditioning? (UK)
  • Greg Gustin, MS?(bio)
    Athletic Lab Assistant Director
  • Oliver Trotman? (bio)
    Swansea City FC Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Matt Hunter? (bio)
    Athletic Lab Senior Coach

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Tentative Schedule

Day 1

  • 8:30 – 9 Catered?Continental Breakfast
  • 9 – 10:15 Dan Pfaff – The Art of Coaching Speed
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Bob Alejo – Is It Time to Dump the Catch with the Power Clean?
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:30 – 12 Matt Hunter [Future Leader Presentation] -?Development of Eccentric Capacities
  • 12 – 1 James Baker – An Inside Look at Aspire’s Athlete Development Framework
  • 1 – 1:45 Catered Lunch
  • 1:45 – 3 Dan Pfaff – Strength Training for Sprinters and Hurdlers
  • 3 – 3:30 Oliver Trotman [Future Leader Presentation] -?An Insight Into Long-Term Athlete Development At A Premier League Academy
  • 3:30 – 4:45 Dr. Mike Young – Latest Developments in the Mechanics of Speed
  • 4:45 – 5:45 Dr. Travis Triplett -?Training Female Athletes: Special Considerations for Optimizing Performance and Avoiding Injury?

Day 2

  • 8:30 – 9 Catered?Continental Breakfast
  • 9 – 10:15 Dan Pfaff – Field and Court Injuries, Current Trends, Thoughts and Research
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Dr. Mike Young -?Developing Strength that Transfers to Sports Performance
  • 11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
  • 11:45 – 12:45?Greg Gustin – Reactive Strength as a Performance Indicator
  • 12:45 – 1:30 Catered Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:45 Dan Pfaff -Vertical and Horizontal Jumps Planification Concepts, Preseason/In-season Comparisons
  • 2:45 – 4 Dr. Mike Young – Motor Learning Concepts for Coaches
  • 4 – 5 Bob Alejo -In-Season Strength Training?

Conference Details

Date:?May 26th & 27th (Sat & Sun)

Cost: $249.95-324.95?depending on time and type of registration; Contact us for Team Staff (3+) discounts; Catered Breakfast & Lunch are included in the cost.

Time:?9 am-5:45 pm Sat; 9?am-5 pm Sun

Location:?Athletic Lab (1823 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513)

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 days?before the event = 10% fee to cover admin & transaction fees, 15-30?days before the event = 25% fee, 7-14?days before the event = 50% fee, within 7 days of the event = 100% fee ? no refunds will be given.


We will have options to attend just the weekend?s lectures or you can also purchase our VIP package. The VIP package?includes a?3 course dinner?and?drinks at an upscale casual restaurant with our speakers. Travel to and from the venue is included.

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HPAD 2018

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from some of the top coaches & researchers in the world.
Register Now!