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Strength Coaching Summit


June 3-4 2022

$ 699.00
Dane Miller is hosting a full-day coaching seminar and workshop where he will discuss how to create a strength training plan from yearly periodization schemes to individual strength programs of exercises, reps, and sets. You will learn how to write a yearly plan and specific strength program and walk away from the seminar with both in hand, ready for implementation with your athletes.

Join us the night before for a meet and greet, observe an athlete training session, and have a round table discussion over dinner with coaches and athletes. 

The Coaching Summit is for anyone who wants to learn how to write strength programs and a yearly periodization scheme including strength and conditioning coaches, head coaches, assistant coaches, gym owners, personal trainers, athletes, or parents of athletes that want to learn how to program.

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Summit Schedule

Friday June 3rd (At Garage Strength)

4:30 pm - Arrival and Check in

Check in at Garage Strength (8832 Allentown Pike, Fleetwood, PA 19522). Meet the other coaches and get situated before the training session starts.

5:00 pm - Athlete Training Session Observation

Dane will be training a group of his elite Olympic weightlifters and sports performance athletes for an entire lifting session. Come and observe the session, write down notes and questions, and view how Dane interacts with his athletes. 

6:30 pm - Meet and greet with Dane (dinner provided)

An informal meet and greet dinner with Dane, some athletes, and other coaches for discussion about the training session and any other topics you are interested in.

Saturday June 4th (At Kutztown University)

9:30 am - Arrival and Check in

Check in at Kutztown University conference room and find seats. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.

AM Session: Periodization and Planning

Planning ahead is essential to making a successful strength program that will stand the test of time. The goal of this session is that coaches will be able to think through their specific timeline for the year, specific issues they might face, and how to craft a strong but flexible periodization plan that they can execute.

10:00 am - Lecture and Q&A

Dane will cover the main concepts in creating a comprehensive plan behind strength coaching, including everything from leadership and athlete communication to periodization schemes. There will be opportunities for questions during the lecture.

11:00 pm - Periodization Workshop

We will be providing lunch. During lunch will be more time for discussion and Dane will be revealing what new things are coming immediately and down the road with Garage Strength.

12:00 pm - Lunch

Accelerating and changing direction with precision and control is integral to sports performance. Dane will discuss the implementation of plyometrics, dynamic trunk control, and speed work into training.

PM Session: Program Building

Dane will discuss the direct application of theory into how to actually implement and write a fine-tuned strength program.

12:30 pm - Lecture and Q&A

Dane will talk through the primary concepts behind writing a strength program. Topics include technical coordination and Olympic weightlifting, absolute strength, dynamic trunk control and hypertrophy work, plyometrics, and speed. There will be opportunities for questions during the lecture.

2:30 pm - Program Building Workshop

Write your own strength program using our provided template and cheat sheets. Dane will be walking around assisting with problems or questions that you might have regarding your specific situation. Walk away from the day with a full-fledged strength training plan in hand.

4:00 pm - Wrap up and Final Questions

Dane will bring everyone back together to address any additional questions and common sticking points he noticed during the program writing workshop. Coaches should feel free to stick around to finish writing their programs or ask additional questions. The loose end of the seminar is 4:30 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to talk to Dane and ask questions

Yes! After each session lecture, there will be a dedicated time for coaches to ask questions about the lecture or about your individual circumstance. In addition, if I you come on Friday evening you will have time to talk to Dane and ask anything you would like.

Is lodging included?

No, lodging is not included in the price of the seminar. However, there are affordable hotels within 10-15 minutes of the gym and plenty of AirBnB's in the area.

Hampton Inn & Suites Kutztown 

(5 min from Garage Strength and KU)

15080 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530

(484) 641-8800

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Reading Airport 

(15 min from Garage Strength, 25 min from KU)

2389 Bernville Rd, Reading, PA 19605

(610) 372-0700

Are meals included?

We will be provide coffee and snacks for breakfast as well as lunch on Saturday. For those who sign up for the Friday session, we will be providing dinner as well.

Is there a deadline to sign up?

The deadline to sign up is a week prior to the event (May 27th)

Who is the seminar for?

The seminar is for any coach who is involved in strength training and wants to learn more developing elite athletes. Whether you are a strength coach, sport coach, personal trainer, gym owner, or even an athlete who wants to learn more, this seminar is for you!

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