Hudy to Keynote UKSCA’s Ninth-Annual Conference
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance Andrea Hudy travels to the United Kingdom to deliver the closing keynote address at the UK Strength & Conditioning Association’s (UKSCA) annual conference at the University of Nottingham’s East Midlands Conference Centre Saturday evening.
Hudy’s presentation is centered around the Kansas Athletics Sports Performance Model and she is one of five keynote presenters slated for the two-day conference. She hopes she can shed some light on the innovations in technology and how they aid sports performance.
“Kansas is at the forefront of sports performance, training and technology,” Hudy said. “I am going to speak about our model at KU and how we integrate cutting-edge technology like Force Plate, EliteForm and Sparta, into our program.”
This is not the first time Hudy has been approached to give a presentation. The 2013 National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, and her staff engage crowds and lecture on a regular basis about the importance of their philosophies in and out of the weight room.
“My staff and I give presentations all the time,” Hudy stated. “We represent Kansas on a daily basis in terms of the things we do and the questions we answer about our technologies and training methodologies. To be able to talk about the Kansas Model outside of the U.S. and in the U.K. is an honor.”
An honor indeed, as the four other keynote speakers on the weekend combine for two PhDs, more than 250 published works and countless hours training elite, professional and Olympic athletes.
“To be a part of this group of internationally renowned speakers and researchers is a true honor and I hope those in attendance can take away something positive from what we do here at Kansas,” Hudy said.
The UKSCA launched in 2004 with the support of UK Sport, the national governing body for the U.K. Olympic team, and represents over 2,500 members. It serves as an independent voice for strength and conditioning in the U.K.
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