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Team MPI Gears Up for Coaches Retreat November 22 in Tempe, AZ

September 24, 2019

Day-long workshop offers USAT and USA Cycling CEUs

Boise, ID – September 24, 2019 – Team MPI (Multisport Performance Institute), the collaborative nationally-based endurance coaching group, has released the schedule for its fall Coaches Retreat in Tempe, Arizona. The day-long seminar will be on November 22, 2019, the Friday of race week at IRONMAN Arizona.

This is the fourth retreat organized by Team MPI, but the first on the West Coast. Certified coaches can earn 7 CEUs from USAT and 7 from USA Cycling. The cost is just $75. Athletes are also invited to attend.

“Coaching can all too often be a solo endeavor, and we all need this refreshing exposure to new ideas and approaches,” explains Mark Sortino, Head Coach and Co-Founder of Team MPI. “Coaches and athletes should come prepared for rich discussion and a very engaging and energizing day led by top coaches.”

The sessions include:

  • Pandora’s Box of Coaching the Swim – Mark Sortino
  • Relationship of VO2max vs Training Prescription – Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona
  • Building Your Coaching Brand – Mark Turner
  • Functional Movement for the Multisport Athlete – Laura Henry
  • Three Athletes, Three Methods to IM Coaching – Gregg Edelstein
  • Multi-Sport Lifestyle – Increasing Positive / Decreasing Negative Effects on Overall Health – Dr. Amy Stanfield & Allen Stanfield
  • What It Takes to Be and Coach a World Champion – Aaron Scheidies

This retreat is a direct outcome from the 2019 winter Team MPI Coaches Retreat held in Chicago, Illinois that drew nearly 40 coaches and highlighted the need for additional retreat opportunities.

To learn more about the Team MPI Coaches Retreat and to register, visit www.teammpi.com/coaches-retreat-west-coast.

In addition to the retreat, Team MPI is pleased to announce the addition of Coach Kelly Ryan to the coaching staff! She is a U.S. Navy veteran based in Bethesda, Maryland, and a multiple Kona and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship qualifier. She is an experienced coach holding coaching certifications from USAT (Level 1) and IRONMAN. Learn more about Coach Kelly on her Team MPI profile page.

If you are interested in the Team MPI Coach Mentoring program or to inquire about joining the coaching staff, contact us at [email protected].

About Team MPI

Team MPI (Multisport Performance Institute) offers individual coaching, training packages, camps, and clinics for endurance sport athletes as well as mentoring for coaches. Established in 2010, Team MPI is a nationwide staff of coaches who work in a collaborative and mentorship-based environment to bring best practices to each athlete in their unique pursuit of sport. The team is led by Head Coaches Mark Sortino and Chris Palmquist (both USAT Level III Coaches); senior coaches are Laura Henry, Allen Stanfield, and Mark Turner; and staff coaches are David Bauerle, Gregg Edelstein, Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona, Don Jackson, Mandi Kowal, Maria Netherland, Becky Piper, Kelly Ryan, Aaron Scheidies, and Adam Sczech. Learn more about Team MPI at TeamMPI.com, follow @TeamMPI on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to the weekly newsletter.