Last night’s Webinar – the third in the series of Donegal GAA Coach Education webinars – focused on FUNdamentals “Learning to move and moving to learn” was very well supported with over 90 logged in. Next week is the final week of the webinar series and we are hosting Dr. Micheál Cahill from Athlete Training & Health, Dallas Texas on the 25th of November 2020 at 7.30pm.
Micheál’s presentation title is: The Influence of Growth and Maturation on Long-term Athletic Development: Enhancing Performance and Injury Resilience Throughout Adolescence.
Dr. Micheál Cahill, a native of Limerick and is currently the Vice President – Performance and Sports Science at Athlete Training + Health (ATH) in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for the training philosophy within all locations in addition to overseeing the day to day integration of a multidisciplinary sports performance, medicine and research team focusing on applied human performance collaborating with large hospitals. Micheál also works with select athletes across a broad range of sports from national level marathon runners to NFL athletes guiding multiple areas of their training such as sleep, recovery and strength and conditioning. Previously Micheál has worked in various full-time and consultancy roles with multiple sports organizations and athletes around the world. He currently collaborates with universities and professional sporting organizations around the world to advise on best practice through evidence led strategies and embedded postgraduate practical research initiatives.
Micheál completed his bachelors and master’s degrees in Health, Fitness and Leisure and Sports Performance respectively. He obtained his PhD at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand focusing on acceleration and resisted sprinting in youth adolescents. His current research interests include factors related to linear and multi-directional speed and the influence of strength, speed and power on youth athletes of varying maturation. He is currently a research associate with Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales in which he supervises and advises sports science research worldwide. Micheál resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons, Stephen and Jay.