2024 Seminar

The Elite Return To Sport Performance Symposium

Queally Athletics Center, University of Richmond

Richmond, VA, July 20th and July 21st, 2024

Welcome to the Revolution in Sports Performance!

Are you ready for an unprecedented experience in continuing education?

Get ready to witness a revolution in sports performance! We’re thrilled to present this July’s edition of The Seminar, The Elite Return To Sport Performance Symposium. Unfortunately, athlete’s get injured, and bringing them back better than ever is the goal of all return to play protocols, but one thing consistently gets in the way, a lack of communication and a common language between strength coaches and sports medicine professionals. That’s where this summer’s edition of The Seminar stands out from the rest. This exclusive event is designed for strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, and physical therapists to help bridge the gap between professions to help us ALL be better for those that matter most, our athletes. This isn’t just a seminar; it’s an immersion into a world where setbacks can now become setups for unparalleled comebacks. To do this, I knew we had to come back to our roots and bring the “200-person round table and BBQ back home.” This summer’s event will come back to the campus of The University of Richmond in the brand new Queally Athletics Center!

Why Attend?

All-Star Lineup:

Brace yourselves for insights from the game-changers themselves

Heather Mason – “‘Win by 50’: Nurturing Excellence through People and Tradition”


This presentation offers a concise yet comprehensive exploration of key elements
essential for fostering staff excellence within organizations. Through an integrated
approach encompassing staff building, growth, professional development, and
motivation, attendees will gain invaluable insights into optimizing team performance.

The presentation begins by elucidating the significance of intentional staff building
strategies aimed at cultivating diverse yet cohesive teams. Emphasizing the role of
effective communication, collaboration, and synergy, participants will learn how to
assemble teams that capitalize on individual strengths while fostering a collective sense
of purpose through the Culture Playbook.

Motivation emerges as a central theme, with the presentation delving into proven
techniques for inspiring and energizing teams. By understanding the diverse
motivational drivers among employees, attendees will learn to implement tailored
approaches, including recognition programs, incentives, and intrinsic motivators, to
cultivate a culture of high performance and engagement.

By the end of the presentation, participants will be equipped with actionable strategies
and invaluable insights to staff building, growth, professional development, and
motivation in order to “Win by 50” in all aspects of your career.

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Learn More About Dr. Mike Davis:

Dr. Mike Davis –”The Pursuit of Truth: how to empower performance through intention, evidence, and collaboration”

Synopsis: Throughout his interactive presentation Dr. Davis will discuss:

  1. Ways to navigate your tool boxHow to identify what is your intention with the athlete? 
  2. Help you question why are you actually “here” in the moment with the athletes you get to work with?
  3. Discuss the danger of chasing archetypes in all aspects of performance, Medical/S&C/Performance, are we navigating these realms comprehensively
  4. Understanding the Evidence and some things to consider when looking at “research
  5. Collaboration vs Control when working with a team setting, where this confusion can come from and how we can all be better. 
Who is Dr. Mike Davis: 

Dr. Charlie Weingroff –Building out your Performance System”


Jay and his Staff will create full and complete athlete senarios based on real-life situations.
Charlie and Jay will build out a model that brings together medical-fitness-sleep-nutrition-psychology-load management to demonstrate a parallel model of leadership under a system.
Attendee participation will allow an authentic view of their own models and systems and drive distance to a typical hierarchical model of leadership and execution.

Who is Dr. Charlie Weingroff: Dr. Charlie Weingroff is one of the most sought-after professionals world-wide in physical therapy and athletic performance. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who has worked with countless A-List celebrities, professional athletes and organizations, as well as the general population.

Charlie currently shares his time working with patients and clients in  West Palm Beach, FL, New York City, and Los Angeles.  He has office locations in these areas along with holding several regular consulting roles with fitness and physical therapy businesses.  His success as a “Solopreneur” has also led to several consulting opportunities in both business startup and mentorship in other professions.Facebook

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Dr. Aaron Heishman –“Putting Science with Sport: Consideration for Sport Science Initiatives and Return-to-Play Processes”


Overview my perspectives on key principles in establishing sport science initiatives in the team sport environment, delineating between short-term athlete monitoring and performance (thinking fast) and long-term research projects (thinking slow), while providing examples from my own research to demonstrate this approach. Additionally, I will provide perspectives into the RTP aspect of my current role with the Vegas Golden Knights. Finally, I will propose the value of leadership and management skills in a technically driven high performance ecosystem.

Who is Aaron Heishman? Aaron Heishman, PhD, CSCS*D is the Head of Sport Science and Reconditioning for the Vegas Golden Knights. He is primarily responsible for directing the sport science initiatives of the organization, as well as leading the implementation of return-to-play programming for athletes undergoing long-term rehabilitation. Prior to his time with the Golden Knights, he worked as the Assistant Director of Basketball Performance and Sport Scientist at University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Aaron earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology with research focused on athlete monitoring strategies used to evaluate neuromuscular performance and fatigue in basketball players. Before Oklahoma, Aaron worked as the Graduate Assistant for Basketball Performance at the University of Virginia, where he found a passion for trying to bridge the gap between applied performance practices and research in effort to maximize athlete health and performance.

Dr. Ernie Rimer –“Navigating Athletic Recovery: Integrating Technology, Analytics, and GPS Metrics in Comprehensive Rehabilitation Strategies”


The use of technology in rehabilitation is a crucial element in modern sports medicine, but the process begins well before injuries occur.  Information gathered before an injury is necessary to profile rehabilitation exercise demands, and to establish baselines and normative data to guide decisions about returning to after an injury. Leveraging technology throughout the rehabilitation process can synergize the interdisciplinary health and performance team to help athletes safely return to competition and maximize their performance potential. The goal should not be merely returning to competition but returning to performance.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Delineate between return to play, return to competition, and return to performance.
  2. Recognize that rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary process, and leveraging health and performance team member expertise provides the greatest benefit for the athlete.
  3. Consider how different technologies can be leveraged before injury, during rehabilitation, and after return to play.

Who is Dr. Ernie Rimer? Dr. Ernie Rimer is the Director of Sport Science for the University of Louisville Athletics. He supports the health, safety, and performance of student-athletes through research, education, and innovation. Before Louisville, Rimerwas the Director of Sport Science at the University of Utah and held strength and conditioning positions at the United States Ski & Snowboard Association and Northern Arizona University. Rimer co-founded FYTT, a high-performance software for sports performance professionals. He has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah and is certified in strength and conditioning. Rimer has presented at numerous national and international conferences on various sport-related topics.

Learn More About Dr. Ernie Rimer:

Learn More About Cam Josse:

Cam Josse- “Beyond Conditioning & Towards Performance: Developing Skills & Capacities for Improved Game Play”

What is the role of the sports performance coach in helping to improve the game play of our players? Having an idea of the complexity of stress and adaptation throughout training, practice, and game play can lead to improved frameworks of training design. With the aim of moving beyond traditional strength & conditioning practices, this presentation will take a game-first vantage point to understanding the necessary adaptations and skills required for enhancing performance in the game environment.

Who is Cam Josse? Cam Josse is a Strength & Conditioning Coach for football at Auburn University. Prior to arriving at Auburn, Cam spent 3 seasons at Indiana University as an Athletic Performance Coach for football. He began his career in sports performance in the private sector with DeFranco’s Training Systems, operating as Director of Sports Performance from 2014-2020. Cameron has worked with a multitude of athletes in high school and collegiate sports as well as professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, UFC, and WWE. Cameron earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology while playing football at the University of Rhode Island, holds a master’s degree in exercise science from William Paterson University, and is currently pursuing his PhD from Jean Monnet University in France under the supervision of Dr. JB Morin.:

Injury Mitigation Mastery:

Dive deep into the strategies and methodologies employed by the best in the field. Discover how to not only mitigate injuries but turn them into catalysts for unprecedented athletic growth.

Return to Play at a Higher Level:

Uncover the secrets of triumphant comebacks. Whether you’re a coach, athletic trainer, or physical therapist, this seminar will equip you with the tools to guide athletes back to peak performance.

What Makes This Event Unique?

Exclusive Atmosphere:

This isn’t your average seminar; it’s an intimate gathering of professionals committed to excellence. With only 100 seats available, you’re guaranteed a personalized and enriching experience.

Group Learning Dynamics:

Bring your entire performance staff! Our event is crafted to foster group learning dynamics, allowing your team to absorb, discuss, and implement strategies together. Strengthen the synergy that drives success.

Unprecedented Networking:

Connect with fellow professionals who share your passion. Forge collaborations, share experiences, and build a network that extends beyond the seminar.

Early Bird Rate

All attendees who sing up with the EARLY BIRD RATE will receive a complimentary….

Join the Resilience Revolution

This isn't just a seminar; it's a movement towards athletic resilience. Be part of the select few who will shape the future of sports performance.

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