IYCA 2019 Summit

May 3-4, 2019 | Novi, MI

Join us at the premier youth development conference of the year – the IYCA Summit. The Summit will be held at a new hotel this year, the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and conference center in Novi, MI (details available below). Day 2 of the Summit is back at the Total Sports Complex – Wixom where there will be a combination of hands-on & lecture-style presentations.

Summit Prices

Early Bird (before February 15th): $149

Feb 16 – April 19th:  $199

April 20 – at the door: $249

Students:  Email jim@iyca.org for special price code

Alan Stein
Alan Stein – Author of the book “Raise Your Game.” Professional speaker. Consultant. Podcaster. Former college S & C Coach, and performance consultant to many of the top players in the NBA like Kevin Durant.

Brett Klika
Brett Klika – Internationally acclaimed expert on youth development. Co-creator of SPIDERfit Kids. Regular IYCA contributor. Trainer & consultant at Todd Durkin’s Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA.

John Welbourn

John Welbourn
John Welbourn – Nine-year NFL player. Creator of CrossFit Football (now under the name Johnny WOD). Co-founder of Power Athlete HQ and the Power Athlete podcast. Consultant to numerous professional athletes and the Navy SEALs.

Dr. Karlie Intlekofer
Dr. Karlie Intlekofer – Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior. Author. Speaker. Researcher. Expert on how exercise influences the brain and pediatric neuroscience.

Joe Eisenmann
Joe Eisenmann – Ph.D. from Michigan State. Former Director of High Performance & Education for USA Football. Consultant and author for Volt Athletics and the NSCA. Co-founder of the LTAD Playground project. Former sports performance facility director. 130 peer reviewed scientific papers.

Tony Moreno
Tony Moreno – Ph.D in Kinesiology. Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Most EMU student’s favorite professor. Co-founder of the LTAD Playground project and consultant/author for the NSCA. Youth lacrosse coach/director.

Dave Jack 1

Dave Jack
Dave Jack – International man of mystery. Consultant for worldwide brands like Reebok and Men’s Health. IYCA author and contributor. Founder of ActivEight Experience. The “spirit” of the fitness industry.

Dave Schmitz 1

Dave Schmitz
Dave Schmitz – Known throughout the world as “The Bandman.” Physical therapist. High-energy presenter. Consultant. Author. Owner of Resistance Band Training. Undisputable King of Band Training.


Mike Gittleson
Mike Gittleson – One of the first collegiate strength coaches in America. 30 years as Head S & C Coach for the University of Michigan football team. Vietnam veteran. Author. Speaker. Innovator. Pioneer.

Greg Schaible 1

Dr. Greg Schaible
Dr. Greg Schaible – Doctor of Physical Therapy. Owner of SportsRehabExpert.com. Owner of On Track PhysioTherapy. Regular contributor to the IYCA.

Dan Allison
Dan Allison – Championship-caliber powerlifter. Rock music aficionado. Instagram warrior. Strength coach.

Phil Hueston

Phil Hueston
Phil Hueston – Coach. Speaker. Co-owner of All Star Sports Academy. Advisory council member and regular contributor to the IYCA.

Jared Markiewicz
Jared Markiewicz – Owner of Functional Integrated Training in Wisconsin. Advisory council member of the IYCA. Expert in the area of adult athletes and athletes transitioning from competition.

Jordan Tingman

Jordan Tingman
Jordan Tingman – Strength & Conditioning Coach at Eastern Washington University. Regular contributor to the IYCA. Competitive fitness athlete. Graduate of Washington State University. Rising star in the S&C world.


Ryan Ketchum
Ryan Ketchum – Executive Director at Fitness Consulting Group. Regarded as one of the top sales & marketing experts in the fitness industry. USA Today World Fitness Elite Trainer of the Year. Best-selling author. Peanut butter enthusiast.

The Four Points by Sheraton is located at 27000 South Kareveich Dr, Novi, MI 48377.  We have a special room rate of $109 by calling 248-348-5000 and telling them you’re with the IYCA.  The hotel is located in the middle of a massive shopping center, close to dozens of restaurants & bars, and across the street from the largest mall in Michigan.  There will be PLENTY to do at night and before/after the event.  

Total Sports Complex – Wixom is located at 30990 Wixom Road, Wixom, MI 48393 just 5 minutes from the hotel.  Here is the complete itinerary for the weekend:

2019 IYCA International Summit Schedule

Day 1: Friday, May 3rd – Four Points by Sheraton – Novi, MI

7:30 – 8:30 AM: Registration – Four Points by Sheraton conference center

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Jim Kielbaso – Welcome & Intro

9-10 AM: Alan Stein – Raise Your Game

10-11 AM: Karlie Intlekofer – Youth Athletics Delivers Brain Gains

11-12: AM: Brett Klika – Optimal Program Design for Grade School Age Athletes

12 -1 PM: Lunch – On your own. Many local restaurants plus hotel restaurant.

1 – 2 PM: Joe Eisenmann – LTAD: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly….and the Outlaw Josey Wales.

2 – 3 PM: John Welbourn – Talk To Me Johnnie

3 – 4 PM: Dave Jack – The Mandatory Minute

Day 2: Saturday, May 4th – Total Sports Complex – 30990 Wixom Road, Wixom, MI 48393

9:00-9:30 AM
1 – Dave Schmitz – 4-Step First Step Speed Progression (Field 2)
2 – Greg Shaible – Athletic Thorax: Creating Triplaner Competency of the Thorax (Cage)
3 – Jordan Tingman – Olympic Lifting Variations to Fix Common Mistakes (Weight Room)

9:30-10:00 AM
1 – Brett Klika – Conditioning Games for Young Athletes (Field 2)
2 – Special Guest?
3 – Jared Markiewicz – How Much Do You Know About Adult Athletes? Part 1 (Grill)

10:00-10:30 AM
1 – Dave Schmitz – First Step Speed Using Variable Resistance (Cage)
2 – Dan Allison – A Planes Progression Approach to Warming Up (Field 2)
3 – Jared Markiewicz – How Much Do You Know About Adult Athletes? Part 2 (Grill)

10:30-11:00 AM
1 – Brett Klika – Shorten the Learning Curve: Building Skills in Grade School Athletes (Field 2)
2 – Jordan Tingman – Olympic Lifting Variations to Fix Common Mistakes (Weight Room)
3 – Special Guest?

11:00 – 12:00 Mike Gittleson – Why Train the Neck? (Grill – all will attend)

12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch (provided)

1:00-1:30 PM
1 – Tony Moreno – LTAD Practical Strategies (Field 1)
2 – Brad Leshinske – Getting the Most Out of Your Performance Assessments (Field 2)
3 – Pat Walker – How to Use Train Heroic to Maximize Your Training Sessions (Grill)

1:30-2:00 PM
1 – Dan Allison – A Planes Progression Approach to Warming Up (Field 2)
2 – Phil Hueston – Practical Pre-Teen Strength Training (Cage)
3 – Ryan Ketchum – Sales & Marketing Simplified: The Keys To Boosting Revenue For Your Sports Performance Business, Part 1 (Grill)

2:00-2:30 PM
1 – Special Guest?
2 – Phil Hueston – Practical Conditioning for Pre-Teens (Cage)
3 – Ryan Ketchum – Sales & Marketing Simplified: The Keys To Boosting Revenue For Your Sports Performance Business, Part 1.Part 1 (Grill)

2:30-3:00 PM
1 – Tony Moreno – LTAD Practical Strategies. (Field 1)
2 – George Maoury – The Most Important 20 Minutes for Athletes 12-18 Years Old (Field 2)
3 – Greg Schaible – Athletic Thorax: Creating Triplaner Competency of the Thorax (Cage)

3:00-3:30 PM
1 – Brad Leshinske – Getting the Most Out of Your Performance Assessments (Field 1)
12- George Maoury – Warm-up: Where the Road to Athleticism Begins for Your Youngest Athletes (Field 2)
3 – Matt Cady – Off-Ice Training for Hockey Players (Cage)

3:30-4:00 PM
Speaker Roundtable on Youth Training & Athletic Development


Register NOW!

Pre-Con Bus Tour

There will be a Pre-Conference “Bus Tour” of outstanding facilities in southeast Michigan on Thursday, May 2. This amazing networking and educational experience will include stops at multiple college weight rooms, private facilities, high schools and more. International speaker Alan Stein will be conducting an exclusive training session for Bus Tour attendees only, and presentations will be given at each stop. Only 30 seats are available on the bus, and it’s only $99 to reserve a spot. Plan on being at the hotel by noon on May 2nd to get on the bus.  The tour will take approximately 6 hours, and we’ll end up back at the Four Points for additional networking that evening.  Lock in your seat right away for this exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour!

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