Coaching Recreational Sports in a Post-Covid World Webinar

As coaches, it is imperative that we assess our athletes’ overall impact from the pandemic as they enter or return to recreational sports. This presentation will explore those physical, mental, and lifestyle impacts during the pandemic which may increase their risks of injury. The importance of goal setting will be discussed as the coach and athlete must establish agreeable performance measures which reinforce slow progression focusing on injury prevention. Training plan development will be discussed primarily focusing on the importance of a “Return-to-Sports” phase before prescribing an annual periodized training plan. This presentation will conclude with a discussion on the importance of monitoring progression while reinforcing injury prevention.

View our webinar, “Coaching Recreational Sports in a Post-Covid World,” below.

About the Speaker

Dr. Todd Gober earned his PhD in Concordia University Chicago’s Leadership in Health and Human Performance program. His dissertation, titled “Recreational Triathlon and COVID-19: A Predictive Interpretation,” focused on COVID-19’s impact on recreational triathletes. He has earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Middle Tennessee State University and has served as an automation control systems engineer for 34 years. Gober found his passion for health and fitness through triathlons, as he became dedicated to transforming his own health. This led him to pursue his M.S. in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago, and serve as a triathlon coach and personal trainer, aiming to help others reach their goals. Gober has spent 11 years as an endurance athlete, completing multiple marathons, triathlons, and Ironman races. He is also a USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach.

About the Webinar Series

This webinar was apart of the Return to Play webinar series for coaches, trainers and athletes of any level who want to learn proven, research-based strategies for athletes to retrain, recondition and return to peak performance in a post-pandemic world. You can view more of this webinar series by clicking on the links below:

Nutrition Strategies To Reduce Injuries and Facilitate Healing”

“Body Recomposition Through Base Training And Nutrition Webinar”

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