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World renowned experts in the field Professor JB Morin and Dr Damian Harper bring you an in depth insight into acceleration and deceleration biomechanics and training methods to enhance your knowledge and athlete development programme. Scroll down to hear more about both JB and Damian and listen to them both discuss what you will experience during the course.

About Professor Jean-Benoit Morin – Full Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne

Jean-Benoit (JB) Morin is Full Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne (France), and a member of the Interuniversity Laboratory of Human Movement Biology (LIBM). He is also an associate researcher with the Sports Research Institute New-Zealand (SPRINZ) at Auckland University of Technology. He obtained a Track & Field Coach National Diploma in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Human Locomotion and Performance in 2004. JB’s field of research is mainly human locomotion and performance, with specific interest in running biomechanics and maximal power movements (sprint, jumps). He is a research director, and has edited a textbook (Biomechanics of Training and Testing, 2018) and published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is also a consultant for professional sports groups in soccer, rugby, sprint, and other power-speed sports. He practiced soccer for 10 years, practiced and coached track and field (middle distance and 400m hurdles) for eight years, and he now enjoys trail running and triathlon.

About Dr Damian Harper – Lecturer in Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire

Damian is an academic, practitioner and consultant in human sports performance. He is currently a Lecturer in Coaching and Performance within the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire where he supervises students on the Professional Masters and Doctorate in Elite Performance. His research is focused on factors that influence the health and performance of human movement, with a particular focus on understanding high-intensity actions, such as acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. Damian has consulted with numerous sporting organisations and governing bodies and is internationally recognised for the impact his research has had on enhancing applied “real-world” sports performance practices. This has included development of the 10-to-5 repeated jump test for the assessment of reactive strength and more recently, through his PhD work, the development of new approaches to profile and train horizontal deceleration. Damian has now published numerous peer-reviewed journals focused on horizontal deceleration and consulted with major national and international organisations around approaches to assess and develop deceleration abilities, including the development of the ‘braking strength’ framework for the English Football Association.

Module Information

Sprint Acceleration Biomechanics Part 1: Acceleration demands and Underlying Qualities – Prof. J-B Morin
Sprint Acceleration Biomechanics Part 2: Profiling and Monitoring – Prof. JB Morin
Sprint Acceleration Biomechanics Part 3: Training Applications – Prof. JB Morin
Deceleration Biomechanics part 1: Determinants of Horizontal Deceleration – Dr Damian Harper.
Deceleration Biomechanics Part 2: Assessment of Horizontal Deceleration Ability – Dr Damian Harper
Deceleration Biomechanics Part 3: Training Horizontal Deceleration Ability – Dr Damian Harper

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