STRATEGIES OF SPEED & POWER DEVELOPMENT
Date: Saturday May 4, 2019: 9am - 8pm
Location: Foote Field - Alumni Lounge 11601 68 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
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Lunch, Dinner & beverages included!
To register, go to: https://form.jotform.com/90774657783272
This event is recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada as a professional development opportunity to obtain the professional development points required to maintain certified coaching status
Brian FitzGerald - Former Head Track Coach / Athletic Director at Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, California
Chosen as the USA Today 2016 National Girls’ Track & Field Coach of the Year, Brian recently retired after 37 years of teaching and coaching at Rio Mesa HS in California. During his tenure, he led the boys’ and girls’ teams to 55 league titles, 7 Southern Section divisional runner-up awards, 5 Southern Section Championships, and the girls’ State Championship in 1988.
Brian is widely recognized as playing a major role in the development of the sprints and relays on the West Coast. On the female side, he has coached a California State 100 Meter Champion in each of the past 4 decades—Angela Burnham in the 80’s (11.28, 5 state titles total, twice TFN’s Athlete of the Year,); Marion Jones in the 90’s (4 State titles while at Rio Mesa, TFN’s 1991 AOY, 11.17-22.76 as a 15 year-old), Valexsia Droughn in the 00’s (11.47); and most recently, Zaria Francis in 2015 (11.26-23.09). Francis was also the National Indoor 60-meter Champion (7.30) in 2016.
On the boys’ side, Brian’s relay teams have been among the Nation’s best, running 40.69 in the 4x100 Relay, 1:25.10 in the 4x200, and 3:14.89 in the 4x400. His teams won the boys 4x400 State title in 2012, and they have twice been runner-up in the State 4x100. Additionally, Brian coached Long Jumper Greg Vann (24’10.5”) to the State title in 2015.
He is currently a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Advisory Committee for Track & Field, and has been an instructor in the LA84 Foundation coaching education program for 25 years. Brian was honored as the Southern Section Girls’ High School Coach of the Year in 1994, the California State Boys’ Coach of the Year in 2011.
Ueli Albert - 2X Canadian Paralympics Athletics National Team Coach Head Coach
Ueli Albert is originally from Switzerland and moved to Canada In 2004 after meeting his future wife while training at the IOC high performance training center in Kenya.
As an athlete, Ueli competed for the Swiss National Team between 2000 and 2008 in the 800m, and represented Switzerland at multiple international events. Ueli also competed in the CIS track and field championships running for Dalhousie University earning 5 CIS medals and was the CIS champion for the 1000m in 2006.
Ueli’s coaching career started in Switzerland at his local track club coaching youth athletes for the middle-distance races. His para-coaching career started while attending Dalhousie University after being approached by an athlete who uses a wheelchair and wanted to participate in the bluenose marathon. This led to an appointment as the Canada Games Coach in 2009 where Ueli coached the very first wheelchair racing team for Nova Scotia. His performance at the games led to a position with the Canadian Para Athletics National Team in 2010.
Ueli was the Canadian National Team Coach for wheelchair racing between 2010 and 2014. Ueli has coached at 2 Paralympics, 2 Para Pan Am Games and 2 IPC World Championships. Ueli was the Head Coach for Team Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canada Games and Nova Scotian Para-Athletes captured 8 out of 30 possible Para Athletics Medals. Ueli is appointed to be the Canadian Team Head Coach for the 2019 WPA Junior World Championships in Switzerland from August 1st to the 4th.
Ueli is regarded as national and international expert in Para Athletics and is a regular guest speaker and lecturer for Sport Organizations and University programs. Ueli believes in the power of sport and how it can help people to become the best they can be.