Calling all athletes, teachers and coaches who love to run! Sacred Heart University’s Life & Sport Analysis Clinic is hosting RUNscience, an evidence-based sports science clinic for local running coaches and athletes this January at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.
The clinic will include expert speakers in the fields of biomechanics, nutrition and physiology. Lectures from high school, collegiate and professional coaches will also be on the agenda.
“Coaches and runners should attend this clinic because it features an incredible panel of sport scientists and distance running coaches,” said Matthew F. Moran, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science and director of the exercise science undergraduate program.
Moran explained that the event is organized so that an attendee could go to a sports science lecture or an applied coaching lecture during the morning session to hear from a sport scientist or coach. The afternoon session features two “highly recognized keynote speakers,” he said.
Keynote speakers include David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Sports Gene and Frank Gagliano, coach of the New Jersey and New York Track Club.
“There are no other similar coaching clinics in Connecticut,” Moran said. “It is an opportunity for coaches and runners to attend the talks they are interested in and learn more about the sport of distance running.”
The Life & Sport Analysis Clinic at SHU will also provide Certificates of Completion for professional development credit for Connecticut high school coaches and teachers.
“Additionally, it is a great way for people interested in running to network with others that share the same interests,” Moran said.
While the event is geared more for coaches and teachers, student-athletes can attend too, Moran said.
RUNscience will take place Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SHU’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts and includes breakfast and lunch sponsored by Woodbridge Running Company. Tickets for this limited seating event are $50. Tickets purchased beyond December 21 are $75. Parking is free. To order tickets online, visit www.sacredheart.edu/runscience.