Summit 2020

The 2020 Athletic Development Summit

presented by the IYCA and Mercy Elite
April 24-25, 2020 | Livonia, MI

Join us at the premier athlete development conference of the year – the Athletic Development Summit presented by the IYCA and Mercy Elite. The Summit will be held at a new location this year, the Schoolcraft College VistaTech Business Center in Livonia, MI.  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.  There will also be plenty of time to interact with the presenters, network with participants, and develop as a professional.  Both days will be 9:00 – 4:00 and they’re guaranteed to be packed with information that will make you better immediately.  There really isn’t anything like the Summit!

Summit Prices

Early Bird (before March 13th): $149
March 14 – April 10th: $199
April 11 – at the door: $249
Student Registration: $99
(must present a valid college ID at the door)

Once again, the Summit features an incredible lineup of speakers and many opportunities to connect with the IYCA community.


Author of the best-selling book Conscious Coaching and creator of outstanding courses like Bought In and the Coaches Apprenticeship. Brett is an industry leader in motivation, coaching, and professional development.


One of the most respected strength & conditioning coaches in the profession, author of The CEO Strength Coach and Weight Room Wisdom. S & C Coach at U of South Florida, Tennessee, and Eastern Michigan.


Director of Physical Therapy at Mercy Elite Sports Performance and one of the most innovative PTs in the industry. Dan has created an amazing evaluation system that can be used to quickly assess and correct compensations in athletes.


Vice President of Performance Course, one of the largest sports performance businesses in the United States. Jeremiah is the author of The Athlete Code and has trained thousands of athletes at every level.

John “JT”

Former S & C coach at Penn State University, University of Georgia, & University of Miami. Director of strength & conditioning at Plymouth State where he is creating an incubator for young strength coaches to learn the intricacies of succeeding in this profession.


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.


Jim is the President of the IYCA and the Director of S & C at Mercy Elite/Total Performance.  He is a former college strength coach, and the author/creator of several books, videos, and courses.  Jim has trained thousands of athletes in every sport and ability level and has presented on athletic development all over the world.


Fred is the co-Director of Sports Performance at Eastern Michigan University.  He has also spent time at U of Tennessee, the Buffalo Bills, and was a performance coach at Power Train Sports Institute.


Val is a coach, athlete, academician, and leader.  She has spent time as a strength coach and college instructor.  Val is currently pursuing her Ph.D. while also coaching, teaching and advising at Wayne State University.


Garrett is a Manager of S & C at Mercy Elite/Total Performance where he coordinates programs at multiple schools and sports organizations.  He has spent time as a physical education teacher, college football coach, high school football coach, and performance coach.  He regularly presents on how to effectively implement LTAD strategies in both school and private settings.


Coach. Speaker. Co-owner of All Star Sports Academy.

Advisory council member and regular contributor to the IYCA.


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.


Brad is the Owner of Prime Time Sports Performance in Chicago, IL and and Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Exercise Science and Sports Fitness Administration at Saint Xavier University.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience to his position as an Advisor to the IYCA.


Steve is a Lead Physical Therapist at Mercy Elite Sports Performance and a former college athlete.  He has spent several years as a sports physical therapist, helping athletes at all levels successfully return to play.


Jenna is a Lead Physical Therapist at Mercy Elite Sports Performance in Livonia where she heads a vibrant sports PT program that works with a diverse athletic population.  She has a wealth of knowledge in orthopedic populations with joint dysfunctions, soft tissue mobilization (STM), joint mobilizations and return to function training, and was a college basketball player.


Chris is a sports physical therapist at Mercy Elite and a Power Athlete coach who loves lifting weights as much as he loves helping injured athletes return to play.  He has a diverse background in several therapy methods, and enjoys blending strength & conditioning principles into his theraputic programs.

The preferred hotel for the Summit is the Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia located at 19300 Haggerty Rd,
Livonia, MI 48152 – (734) 953-9224. The hotel is less than a ½ mile from the conference center, so walking is possible. There are also multiple restaurants within a ½ mile radius.  Get the special conference rate at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/DETZL/G-MESP

Total Sports Complex – Wixom is located at 30990 Wixom Road, Wixom, MI 48393

The Vista Business Conference Center is located on the campus of Schoolcraft College at 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152.

CEU’s from the NSCA and NATA are being submitted for advanced approval.  Both groups will typically accept the entire Summit as personal development/clinic attendance, so you should have no problem receiving CEU’s.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport – DTW – is only 20 minutes away, and there is always plenty of transportation available to the hotel.  The VistaTech center is only 1/2 mile from the hotel, but there is also a hotel shuttle that will take you there or to the numerous restaurants nearby.