- Presentations about various sport science topics
- Workshops with theory & practice
- Professional development for coaches and support staff
Some impressions of my workshops
Impression of the high-performance workshop for a select group of coaches from Bundesliga, Rugby and Olympic training centers. Discussed topics included specificity vs overload in training, hamstrings functioning during running and implications for exercise
Agility vs change of direction ability
Example slide of the workshop which I used to discuss the specificity of sensory information using agility vs change of direction performance. In change of direction training, athletes do not learn to which body positions they need to respond, making training less effective
Motor learning workshop
Impression of the motor learning workshop for 60+ Dutch university sports center employees ranging from soccer coaches, to gym instructors to martial arts trainers. Discussed topics included internal vs external focus, constraints-led approach, implicit vs explicit learning, differential learning and much more. All theory was applied in practice to maximize the learning experience
Example slide of the workshop that illustrates the constrained-action hypothesis. This hypothesis states that an external focus facilitates the effective utilization of the degrees of freedom, resulting in performance and learning benefits. In contrast, an internal focus leads to more co-contractions and freezing of degrees of freedom, reducing accuracy and efficiency.
Workshop on training of youth athletes
Impression of a training session for youth soccer players at a professional soccer club. Children are not miniature adults and require appropriate training programs that commensurate with their technical ability and stage of development
Presentation on early specialization
Example slide of a presentation on early specialization for Dutch athletics coaches, (youth) athletes and parents. Discussed topics included talent identification and an in-depth discussion on the do and dont's of early specialization
Workshop strength training for runners
Workshop strength training for runners at the Dutch Olympic committee for 70 Dutch athletics coaches (theory + practice). The image shows the practical part with coaches working on technical proficiency before adding external load
Workshop strength training for runners
Example slide of a workshop strength training for runners for the AEIFA in Paris for 45 athletes and coaches. The slide illustrates a phase transition in attractors when transitioning from walking to running. All discussed theory was applied in practice
Some responses from workshop attendees
"The workshop was loaded with scientific information and it was an expert presentation", "Bas has a lot of scientific knowledge, but can also translate this into practical applications", "Bas provided a clear summary of the workshop, with very practical information for my coaching"
Presentation on recovery interventions
Presentation on recovery interventions for 60+ athletes and coaches. Discussed topics included recovery vs adaptation, and several recovery strategies such as sleep, nutrition, cold-water immersion and a cool-down.
Summary slide cool-down
Example slide of the presentation on recovery intervention. The slide summarizes the psychophysiological effects of a cool-down as a post-exercise recovery intervention.
Workshop on Magnitude-based inference
Workshop on a statistical inferential method called magnitude-based inference for Fontys University of Applied Sports Sciences. Discussed topics include how MBI works and the critique on the method.
Example slide MBI presentation
Example slide of the presentation on MBI. The slide shows how to make inferences according to MBI: by interpreting confidence intervals in relation to a smallest worthwhile change.
Presentation on training load
Presentation on training load and the relation with injuries and performance for 100+ individuals. Topics discussed in this workshop included external and internal workload, acute:chronic workload ratio and much more
Example slide from trainingload presentation
Example slide of the presentation on trainingload. The slide shows how to calculate monotony and stress using the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) method