Nick Winkelman | FT Summit

Nick Winkelman

Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA) und Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)


Nick Winkelman ist Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) und weltweit einer der angesehensten und erfahrensten Experten auf seinem Gebiet.

Von 2007 bis 2016 war er als Director of Movement & Education bei EXOS für die professionelle Ausbildung von Coaching-Experten in über 20 verschiedenen Ländern verantwortlich, hat mit diversen Spitzensportlern (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) sowie dem Militär gearbeitet und war als Performance Coach 7 Jahre lang für NFL Combine mitverantwortlich.
Seit April 2016 ist Nick Head of Athletic Performance & Science der Irischen Rugy-Union-Nationalmannschaft (IRFU).
Nick hat einen B.A. in Sportwissenschaften, einen M.A. in Strength & Conditioning und an der Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions promoviert. Darüber hinaus ist er ein international geschätzter Referent auf dem Gebiet der Sportwissenschaften, sowie der professionellen und speziellen Profilerstellung von Spitzenathleten und Autor diverser Publikationen und Fachartikel.


Nick is a graduate of Oregan State University where he completed a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science. He undertook a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University and did a Doctorate (with an emphasis in motor learning and sprinting) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Throughout Nick’s career he has placed a strong emphasis on personal development, having been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the USA Weightlifting Association and the USA Track and Field Association.

Nick is an internationally recognised speaker on topics pertaining to skill acquisition, coaching science, movement skill development, and athletic profiling, and has publications through the NSCA, UKSCA and IDEA Health and Fitness.


Language of Coaching: The Art & Science of Teaching Movement

As coaches, we depend on language as a primary vehicle to influence our athletes‘ movement. Just as a flashlight guides us in the dark, our language guides our athletes’ ability to develop movement skills. Our cues, instruction, and feedback, like the Sat Nav in your car, provides clear direction on what to focus on to ensure a progressive improvement in movement performance. Leveraging evidence and experience, this presentation will provide simple frameworks for optimizing language to maximize learning.


Hands-On: Multidirectional Speed Development for Sport

In school, we learn that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. However, how often do we apply this logic to the development of movement skills. For every side step in rugby, there is a defender looking to make a tackle, and for every goal keeper diving to make a save, there is an attacker taking a shot. Thus, movement is a consequence of the environment one seeks to navigate. Therefore, coaches have a responsibility to recognize the impact the environment has on the decision to move and embed these natural situations into the development of movement skills. This session will provide a framework for developing multidirectional speed that transfers to sport.


WordPress Lightbox Plugin