Coaches Retreat - VIRTUAL

November 13, 2020
Our traditional Coaches Retreat - West Coast that is held on the Friday before IRONMAN® Arizona in Tempe, AZ, has been changed to a virtual online class for 2020 due to COVID-19. Although we will miss in-person contact and connections, we will still have outstanding presentations with fantastic interactions.  
Come join Team MPI on our annual Coaches Retreat for a full day of instruction that will enhance your knowledge, introduce you to some of the best coaches in the country and earn you USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coaching CEU's!
Team MPI's group of Coaches believe in collaboration and growth. Each Coach at Team MPI has a Coach Mentor, and every month a Professional Advancement of Coaching Education (PACE) video presentation is conducted by a different Team MPI Coach that brings the team together to learn and grow.
This belief in collaboration extends to those Coaches and athletes outside of Team MPI as well. That's why we've created our Coaches Retreats. Come join us online for a full day of interesting and inspiring presentations along with a warm social atmosphere that invites discussion, sharing and learning. 
Come. Collaborate. Learn. Go Teach.
  • Over 7 hrs of amazing presentations by 7 different Coaches
  • Collaborate online with different types of Coaches from all over the country
  • An opportunity to gain a Coach Mentor 
  • 7 CEU's from USA Triathlon for your recertification
  • 7 CEU's from USA Cycling  for your recertification
  • Plenty of opportunities online to meet new coaches and athletes
  • Team MPI SWAG
Whether a Coach or Athlete, come learn with us.

Coach Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY              Open to ALL Coaches and Athletes  (all times MST)

7:00–7:10         Check into Zoom Meeting Portal and attendance count
7:10                    Welcome Remarks & introduction - Mark Sortino

7:15–8:15       “Lessons Learned from Coaching During COVID-19” – Mark Sortino 
8:15–9:15       “How to Coach a Comeback”– Kelly Ryan

9:15–9:30         Breakout Rooms – Team MPI Coaches will be online for general        

9:45–10:45      “Ironman and the Paratriathlete - What Coaches Should Know” – Becky Piper

10:45–11:30    Lunch 
11:30–12:30   “Training the age-group triathlete for their first Ultra” – Maria Netherland
12:30–1:30      “Helping Your Athlete Learn to Say ‘No’ for Themselves” – Laura Henry 

1:30-1:45           Breakout Rooms – Team MPI Coaches will be online for general          


2:00–3:00         “Understanding the Tech Behind Modern Running Shoes” – Adam Sczech

3:00–4:00         “Creating, Adjusting, and Implementing Training Plans for the Athlete with a

                              Non-7 day Microcycle: Four Case Studies” – Mark Turner

4:00                     Wrap up for the day - Mark Sortino

 Schedule is open to Coaches or Athletes. 
*USAT Completion Certificate worth 7 CEUs 
**USAC Completion Certificate worth 7 CEUs

Meeting location

Team MPI Zoom Online Meeting portal

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