Some people would say that live seminars are going by the wayside.

And who wouldn't?

Nowadays all you have to do is lounge on your couch, jump on the Internet, and you have information at your fingertips.

PhysicalPrepSummitBut let's be honest... that really the best way to learn?

To take your skills to the next level?

And to truly grow and evolve in this industry?

I'm a big believer that if you want to get better, you need to get out in the world and meet people.

Other coaches.

Other trainers.

And people who are serious about taking their game to the next level.

This is our seventh year holding the Physical Preparation Summit, and I'm confident that this year's event is going to be our best year EVER.

But what makes this years event different?

Or better?

I'm glad you asked!

What's Different About This Year's Event?

After last year's Physical Prep Summit, I polled all of the attendees.

I thought the event was a HUGE success, but at the same time, what would we do to get better?

Here's what our attendees told us:


One Singular Theme - "Development"


This year's event is all about development.

That word gets pushed around a lot these days, but every serious coach is thinking about developing their athletes - not just making them look awesome on the Internet.

Our entire theme this year revolves around one primary concept:

"Athletic Development for Every Level."

Maybe it's Lee Taft and Mike Young talking about speed and agility progressions.

Maybe it's Bill Hartman talking about single-leg power development.

Or maybe, it's learning from guys like Andy McCloy, Ryan Horn, and Chris Chase about how they develop their high school, collegiate and professional athletes.

The name of the game is about development.

The long game.

And how to give your athletes the absolute best programming and coaching possible.

Day 1 - Friday, August 4th
Round Robin Speakers and Presentations

All About Accessories - Mike Robertson

Don't worry - I'm not going to discuss the latest and greatest handbags, or how to match your belts to your shoes.

(I would do an awful job, anyway!)

This talk is going to be focused on your accessory lifts. Too often, we get so caught up in our main exercises that we give little (or no) thought to our accessory exercises.

But here's the thing - by intelligently and systematically programming your accessory lifts, you can develop stronger and more resilient athletes.

Whether it's split-stance and single-leg training, core training, or accessory upper body lifts, I'll detail exactly how I think about these exercises, and how I seamlessly integrate them into my programs.

Mike Robertson is one of the most sought after physical preparation coaches in the country, and I'm famous for getting elite and professional athletes in the best shape of their careers. My unique approach focuses on intelligent and systematized training, versus following fads, gimmicks and outdated training methods.

Foundations of Single Leg Power - Bill Hartman

Training to improve single leg power has primarily focused on specific execises, loads, speed, and force production via dynamic activities. Variable outcomes are often attributed to genetic or mechanical factors that represent unalterable constraints. This talk will explore the neuromechanical foundational influences that will impact lower extremity force production especially through a single leg.

Bill is co-owner of the internationally-renown Indianapolis Fitness and Sport Training and owner of IFAST Physical Therapy in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the top selling co-creator of Assess & Correct: Breaking Barriers that Limit Performance and author of the upcoming book All Gain, No Pain: The Over-40 Men’s Guide to a Fit and Pain-free Body.

Using a Newtonian Model for Plyometric Progressions - Mike Young

Plyometrics are one of the most commonly used training tools for coaches looking to enhance speed and explosive power of their athletes. In this talk, Coach Mike Young will discuss the importance of understanding the basic physics of plyometrics. Coaches will be provided an easy-to-digest mechanical model that can be applied to the development of plyometric progressions. Using this model, coaches can take the guess work out of jumps training and provide a safe, pedagogically sound and progressive training stimulus for their athletes.

Dr. Mike Young is the owner of Athletic Lab sports performance training center and the Director of Sports Science & Performance for the North Carolina Courage (NWSL) and the Fitness Coach for North Carolina FC (NASL). Mike has coached athletes to national championship appearances and beyond in Track & Field, Weightlifting, Skeleton, and Bobsleigh. In team sports, he has been the Fitness Coach with 5 professional soccer clubs and has served as the personal strength & conditioning coach for Superbowl, World Series and MLS Cup champions.

The 5C's of an Integrity Based Sports Performance - Andy McCloy

The 5Cs of an integrity based sports performance business presentation will cover what Andy McCloy believes to be the foundational principles behind building a business that serves high school athletes at the highest level.

There are 4 main obstacles that will be discussed and how to use the 5Cs Pyramid to overcome them.

There will be discussion on how to make sure your team is competent and how to get them up to speed fast. In today's market this is still your biggest differentiator. How to become a networking pro and leverage "super connectors" that will send you business over and over without hesitation, how to communicate with athletes, coaches and parents to set the expectations and get your message across.

Lastly we will discuss how our culture has evolved into a community that has attracted the most elite high school athletes in the country.

Andy McCloy is the owner and operator of BCI Sports Performance and Fitness in Madison/Huntsville, Alabama. Over the last 16yrs BCI has served an incredibly diverse clientele but have received recognition for working with some of the best High School Athletes in the country. Over the last 4 yrs alone 5 athletes who began training at BCI as middle or High School athletes have new drafted into the NFL. Andy McCloy and BCI have consulted with and worked for multiple high schools who have gone on to win state championships and close to 100 athletes who have been BCI trained have earned scholarships. BCI is dedicated to changing and impacting as many lives as possible through the training process.

"Forged"-Off-Season Preparation for the Collegiate Basketball Player - Ryan Horn

We will take a comprehensive look at our athlete development system. Attendees will have the opportunity to see exactly what we do, when we do it, and how it gets done. Areas of discussion will include: program pillars, evaluation and assessment, athlete profiling, principle based programming (speed, power, energy system development), practical application of athlete monitoring strategies and recovery modalities.

Ryan Horn is in his fourth season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2016-17. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons' Director of Basketball Performance. Horn spent three seasons at Tulsa and most recently directed the athletic performance programs for men's basketball and softball while assisting with football. He also previously worked with the Golden Hurricane women's basketball and women's soccer teams.Prior to Tulsa, Horn spent five seasons at VCU as the associate head strength and conditioning coach. Horn was directly responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for the Rams' men's and women's soccer, field hockey and golf teams while also assisting with men's and women's basketball.

Establishing Individual Menus and Using Intelligent Loading Strategies for Continued Health and Development in Pro Athletes - Chris Chase

Strength and conditioning coaches often describe programs as being individualized, yet the components that constitute this distinction seemingly change year after year. Whether considering interventions in fitness, movement, therapy, nutrition, psychology, or sleep, it can be hard to determine what will truly make a difference.

Coach Chase will attempt to navigate within the grey, describing how his experience in training NBA players has lent itself to critical perspective. Coach will outline how he utilizes assessment information, athlete goals, training age/skill, and performance testing to create a menu of trainable work for each athlete.

Chris Chase is in his second season with the Hawks after being named the team’s Athletic Performance Coach.

Chase was previously the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of Olympic Sports for the University of Southern California from 2012-2015. From 2010-2011, he was the Assistant Strength Coach at the University of Rhode Island, Springfield College (MA) and at the American International College in Massachusetts.

An Enfield, Connecticut native, Chase received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science in 2009 from the University of Connecticut. In 2011, he earned a Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College (MA).

Day 2 - Saturday, August 5th
A Day with Lee Taft

Lee Taft is the owner of and is known all around the world as "The Speed Guy"

Lee's passion, enthusiasm, and innovative training techniques make him on of the world's leading experts and teachers of multi-directional speed training for all athletes.  His entire philogophy is based off of one of his most notable quotes, "Learning athletic movement correctly from the start is the foundation for athletic success."

Throughout the day with Lee, we will take a deep look into how speed works both scientifically and through the art of coaching it. We will break down why postures and biomechanics are important to be more efficient and effective at moving. It is important to understand the landmarks joints need to be in to increase efficiency.

We will break down how to assess, address, and implement skills to improve force application, reacceleration, joint positions, mass and momentum control, and much more.

Attendees will get a close look at how to coach linear and lateral acceleration and how the gait cycles are addressed. Max velocity will be broken down into drills that improve posture, reactivity off the ground, trail leg recovery, front side mechanics, how to shorten stance phase, the importance of arm action to the lower body, how to maintain pelvic positioning to optimize sprinting.

We will dissect lateral speed and quickness and how to address trainable variable versus allowing the CNS to allow for effective movement.

Finally we will break down retreating skills and mistake response training. The use of specific targeted drills will be used to address and corrective flaws.

Session #1 - Warm up systems and preparation for speed movements


Session #2 - Stiffness landings- teaching athletes to gain stiffness with low impact/level jumps, leaps, hops


Session #3 - Fake Throw strategies- using a medicine ball to force a reaction throughout the entire unit to stabilize against mass and momentum.


Session #4 - Linear Acceleration mechanics and strategies- how to create force application angles that matter. How to time up “switching” of limbs.


Session #5 - Using tubing to manipulate and train repositioning to maintain body positions


Session #6 - How athletes use perceived exertion of opponents to create proper force output and angles of force application.


Session #7 - Linear Sprinting- mechanics of leg and arm actions, pelvic positioning, postures, cycling the legs


Session #8 - Lateral Acceleration- the Lateral Gait Cycle- why and how it matters. Lateral run (crossover) techniques


Session #9 - Lateral change of direction strategies- managing angles


Session #10- Specials- teaching the 40 set up, base stealing techniques, etc…

And Great News - We Have CEU's!

When it comes to continuing education, we all have to make tough decisions on what events to attend.

So any time an event has a great line-up AND it offers continuing education units to boot, that makes the deal even sweeter!

This year's Physical Preparation Summit is accredited for 1.2 NSCA CEU's, which can really help you out considering this is a reporting year!

Location and Hotel Information

omniThe 2017 Physical Preparation Summit will be held at the beautiful Omni Severin hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

This amazing (and centrally located) venue is 15 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport, and surrounded by some of Indy's best food, dining and night life.

Omni Severin Hotel
40 West Jackson Place
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
1-800-THE-OMNI (reference Robertson Training Systems to get our discounted rate)

The Weekend Agenda

Friday, August 4th

8:00 - 9:00 am - Coffee, Networking and Meet and Greet

9:00 - 10:00 am - Opening Remarks and Mike Robertson

10:15 - 11:15 am - Bill Hartman

11:30 - 12:30 pm - Mike Young

12:30-2:00 pm - Lunch

2:15 - 3:15 pm - Andy McCloy

3:15 - 4:15 pm - Ryan Horn

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Chris Chase

8:00 - 10:00 pm - Social

Saturday, August 5th

8:30 - 9:45 am - Futures Presentations

10:00 - 12:30 pm - Lee Taft

12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 - 4:30 pm - Lee Taft

5:30 pm - VIP Dinner

Registration Info

Registration will be a bit different than in years past, with those who take action NOW getting the best available rates.

Registration Fees

Super-Early Bird Registration - $297 (First 50 Attendees, or June 23rd)

Early-Bird Registration - $397 (Attendees 51-100, or July 22nd)

At The Door Registration - $497 (Attendees 101+, or July 23rd and up to seminar)


Refunds are given based upon how much time there is between your cancellation and the seminar date.

Before June 17th – 100%

June 17th - July 8th – 75%

July 9th - July 23rd – 50%

July 24th - July 31st – 25%

After August 1st – No Refunds

register now

Don't Wait! Check Out These Fast Action Bonuses...

If you know anything about me, you know I like to to make things happen.

Sure, there's a time and place to mull over a decision and weigh all your options, but this is not one of those times!

As such, I'm rewarding people like you who sign up early and get registered. Not only do you get a discounted rate for signing up early, but you'll also be entered to win the following prizes:

The first 50 attendees to register for the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit will be entered to win:

  • 3-months of online training with yours truly ($1,347!),
  • A free copy of the Physical Preparation 101 DVD's ($347!),
  • A free copy of the Bulletproof Athlete Manual ($97), or
  • A free copy of Mike Robertson and Joe Kenn’s “Elite Athletic Development Seminar 3.0” DVD’s ($297), or
  • A free seat to next years’ Physical Preparation Summit!

The first 75 attendees to register will be entered to win:

  • A copy of Mike Robertson and Joe Kenn's "Elite Athletic Development" seminar 2.0 DVD's ($297),
  • An “All-IFAST” swag bag,
  • A 30-minute phone consult with Mike, or
  • A free copy of your favorite RTS product.

Between our fast-action bonuses and raffle items, we have over $5,000 worth of prizes and swag.

My 100% Money Back (Plus Travel!) Guarantee

Whether this is your first event with us or your last, this is going to be our best event E-V-E-R.


No questions asked.

However, if you’re still on the fence, here’s my guarantee to you:

If you don’t feel as though you’ve gotten your money’s worth by the lunch break on Friday, tell me personally and I will refund you not only your registration fees, but any travel fees as well.

How’s that for confidence?

Quite simply, I think you’ll take so much away from our first two presentations and AM networking session that the rest is a bonus.

So what are you waiting for?

Sign-up today – you literally have nothing to lose.

register now

P.S. - Don't Forget! The "Not-So-Secret" Pre-Conference Event...

Don't forget!

On Thursday, August 3rd, we're going to start the weekend off right.

There's an awesome bar and lounge area at the Omni, so from 7 pm until whenever, we're going to hang out and talk shop.

We could talk training, nutrition, or even beer and coffee.

It honestly doesn't matter to me.

As I've stated numerous times - a huge part of a live event is getting out there, networking, and learning from our fellow coaches and trainers.

So come to Indy a bit early, hang out, and enjoy yourself. It's going to be awesome!

P.P.S. - This Event WILL NOT Be Recorded!

As someone that has run seminars close to a decade now, there's one thing that I hear all the time...

"Why would I go and attend? I'll wait for the DVD's to come out..."

Well I hate to break the bad news to you, but there will not be a recording of this seminar.

No live stream.

No DVD's.

No internet access later on.

If you want to learn from this awesome group of presenters, and hang out with a group of trainers and coaches who are serious about their craft, you're going to have to get off your duff and come to Indianapolis.

I promise, it will be worth your time and energy.

And again, you have nothing to lose, as I'm offering up my money-back plus travel guarantee.

So what are you waiting for?

Register for the 2017 Physical Prep Summit TODAY.

I'll see you in August!


All the best,

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