The links below represent what we feel are some of the best sources for information and services in the world of athlete development and support. Please feel free to visit these sites to expand your knowledge base.
Strength and Conditioning / Training Resources
Your source for everything to do with running technique and proper biomechanics. RunningMechanics.com is the creation of Derek M. Hansen. The site includes articles and many other resources for learning more about efficient and effective running mechanics.
Your source for all topics related to coaching, sprinting, training, nutrition, and recovery. SpeedEndurance.com was created by Jimson Lee and has over 1200+ articles from over 4 years of Blogging. The primary sport covered is Track and Field (Athletics), but includes sprints, middle distance, 10K & Marathons, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and Rugby 7.
Charlie Francis remains one of the most influential and knowledgeable sprint coaches in the world. His web site offers articles, forum discussions and educational materials to make you a better coach so that your athletes can reach their full potential.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading authority on strength and conditioning. The NSCA provides reliable, research-based, strength and conditioning information to members and the general public.
Visit the site of one of Vancouver’s top training centres for martial arts, specializing in Tae Kwon Do, Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing. Westsidekickboxing.com provides competitive combative skills at a very high level, but also provides effective overall conditioning for athletes and recreational fitness participants.
The Program is the mastermind of football trainer Robert Holland. The Program operates out of the Vancouver Region in British Columbia.
COR Performance is a highly specialized center dedicated to enhancing athletic performance based in Layton, Utah. Their facility has been designed to integrate all facets of athletic development. All of their performance coaches have an extensive background in the sports sciences and have been improving athlete performance for over 15 years
Squash360 is a comprehensive, world-wide resource for all things related to the sport of squash and the preparation of squash athletes.
Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Joseph Horrigan, DC, is one of the top soft-tissue therapists in the business. His reputation in providing rehabilitation solutions to many of the world’s top athletes is known globally. Located in Los Angeles, CA, the Soft Tissue Center has often been referred to as “the best kept secret in sports” due to their reputation for deriving accurate diagnoses and obtaining results in difficult cases, and quickly returning athletes to play.
The Performance Health Group, located in Vancouver, BC, are experienced providers of Soft Tissue Therapy with Movement. Their clients include many of the top athletes in British Columbia, as well as throughout North America.
Sports Nutrition and Supplementation
BodyRecomposition.com is the home of Lyle McDonald. Lyle has a degree in exercise physiology from the University of California in Los Angeles, graduating in 1993. He has dedicated nearly 20 years of his life to studying human physiology and the art, science, and practice of human performance, muscle gain, fat loss, and body recomposition.
Advantig Health and Sport offers professional quality formulations that are the innovations of their physicians, scientists and researchers. Their products are founded on science, decades of experience and integrity… not the latest marketing trends. Advantig simplifies your search for reliable, professional supplements by offering only the most convenient, state-of-the art technology in clinical nutrition, at a reasonable price.
Dr. Doug Andersen is a sports chiropractic specialist. Not only is he a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner and a Diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, he is also a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Since 1990, he has authored a monthly column on clinical and sports nutrition for chiropractors around the world in the most widely read publication in his profession, Dynamic Chiropractic. Dr. Andersen has also written articles for various magazines including Muscle & Fitness, Volleyball, Volleyball Monthly, Surfing, The American Chiropractor, and Today’s Chiropractic, on sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, and sports injuries.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton is one of the top organizations in the world in providing Olympic and World Champions in the winter sports of bobsleigh and skeleton.
Simon Fraser University has a history of athletic excellence, competing against both Canadian and American competition, and producing numerous Olympians, World Champions and professional athletes. SFU continues to be a leader in both athletics and academics among Canadian universities. Also visit www.sfu.ca/recreation to find out more about their innovative recreation programming.
Pacific Sport provides a dynamic environment for sport excellence at all levels by providing world-class athlete services, quality coaching and long-term sport development programs in British Columbia, Canada.
The BC Chapter of the National Coaching Institute provides quality coaching education for the Province’s high performance coaches. The NCI has one of the most comprehensive coaching education programs available.
Recovery, Regeneration and Evaluation
The HRV Congress website is a fabulous resource for information on Heart Rate Variability and its applications for health sciences and sports performance.