2019 National Conference

Michael Boyle

Speed and Power- Everything Old is New Again

A look back at the early Charlie Francis info and, how we may have accidentally missed the boat on speed and power training. Presentation will examine our fascination with vertical training and contrast that with new/ old info about horizontal power and speed. Emphasis will be on sprint, concepts, sled training and speed development.

Michael Boyle is one of the worlds’ foremost educators in the areas of performance training, personal training and athletic rehabilitation. His company Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, founded in 1997, was one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning facilities in the world. In 2009 and 2010 Men’s Health named Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning one of the top ten workout facilities in the United States.

During his career Boyle has been involved in training and rehabilitation with a wide range of athletes, including stars in every major professional sport. In addition, Mike has served as a consultant to some of the top teams in the NFL, NHL, as well as numerous division one athletic programs. Boyle has been involved in Olympic Gold Medal efforts in women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and judo.

In 2012 and 2013 Boyle served as a strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Red Sox, winners of the World Series in 2013. In addition from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

From 1983-2012 Boyle served as a strength and conditioning coach at Boston University and was strength and conditioning coach for the 1995 and 2009 Ice Hockey National Championship teams.

Mike’s impact is now being felt globally through his website www.strengthcoach.com, through his Body By Boyle Online education service, the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification and, MBSC-Thrive a licensing partnership.

The translation of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, helped make Mike Boyle a world recognized expert in the strength and conditioning and personal training fields. Boyle’s third book Advances in Functional Training has been translated into eight languages, including Italian, German, Chinese, and Hungarian and his fourth New Functional Training for Sports will surpass that number of translations.

Boyle has been a featured speaker for the Chinese Olympic Committee, The Netherlands Olympic coaches, German Olympic Coaches, FC Barcelona, Arsenal Soccer Club and the Irish Sport Coaches Institute.

In addition to the best selling Functional Strength Coach series Mike has produced a total of 27 video and DVD projects all of which are available at www.performbetter.com