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The 2015 Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference will take place at
the University of British Columbia - Okanagan.
Sessions will take place in the Fipke Lecture Theatre and UCC Ballroom.
Please see the following link for a map of the campus: Click Here.


For onsite accommodations: Click Here!







Roger Takahashi - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach - Vancouver Canucks

Eric Renaghan - Assistance Strength & Conditioning Coach - Vancouver Canucks

Using the Force Platform to Effectively Program for Speed

Roger Takahashi enters his ninth season as the Canucks Strength and Conditioning Coach after joining the team in May 2003. His responsibilities include specialized hockey conditioning and nutrition programs in-season and off-season, as well as recovery programs for injured players to ensure they return to the Canucks line-up in top physical condition. Takahashi works closely with Vancouver’s young prospects to educate them on nutrition and the training commitment required at the elite NHL level.

Takahashi graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Science and a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology in 1991. He has written articles and given talks regarding injury prevention as well as sports training and has lectured at the university level at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. He is actively involved in the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey programs as well as with the Strength and Conditioning Coaches of the NHL.

Takahashi was born and raised in Kamloops and now resides in Langley with his wife, four sons and their dogs. He is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists, the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

James Anderson - MPT, PRC - Postural Restoration Institute

Realizing Tri-Planer Performance Through the Respiratory Diaphragm

James received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 1998. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he majored in kinesiology. He has used PRI throughout his career in a wide variety of settings, including spine rehab, sports performance, chronic pain and most recently with geriatric patients in the home setting. James is the Clinical Programs Specialist for Applegate HomeCare and Hospice in St. George, Utah. He is also the Director of PRI Affiliate Courses, and has helped with the development of the PRI Integration for the Home, PRI Integration for Yoga, PRI Integration for Baseball, and PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement courses.

Over the years James has provided course instruction and consultation to hundreds of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning professionals nationwide. His expertise with biomechanics has led to invitations to serve as sports performance consultant for a wide variety of collegiate and professional athletic organizations.

James was a member of the first class to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.

Derek Hansen – Director of Athletic Performance – Simon Fraser University

Transfer of Strength to Speed

Derek Hansen began his career at SFU as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in March of 2003. His hiring marked the first time that SFU employed a full-time certified strength and conditioning coach for high performance athlete preparation and development.

Prior to joining SFU, Hansen worked as a sports performance consultant and strength coach for a number of Canada’s national teams, as well as a variety of professional athletes and high profile clients. He has worked with Olympic medalists in both the summer and winter Olympics, as well as a number of world record holders.

Hansen is also called on to provide consultation to many professional sports teams and athletes in the NFL, MLB and NHL.

Hansen also contributes a good deal of his time to coaching education efforts, including over 12 years of work with the Canadian NCCP program. He specializes in teaching coursework in Strength and Conditioning, Recovery and Regeneration and Sport Biomechanics.

Guido Van Ryssegem - MS, ATC/R, CSCS, NBFE, RN

Resolving Movement Dysfunctions Related to Shoulder Pain & The Importance of Movement Variability

Mr. Guido Van Ryssegem is owner and co-founder of Safe Recovery, LLC. He has been in clinical practice for 30 years and has been working in the strength and conditioning arena for 35 years. Guido is a practitioner, professional faculty and guest presenter at Oregon State University, and has published in the Asian Journal of Martial Arts, Clinical Kinesiology and the International Journal Of Sports Physical Therapy. Guido is also a guest presenter for the University of Oregon, Western Oregon University, Athletes Performance -EXOS, Perform Better and the National Personal Trainers Institute, and other institutions. He has practiced for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles.

Guido’s expertise extends to his own Kinetic Integrations Exercise Specialist Certification (KIEP). He is a board certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Registered Nurse (RN) and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) while also certified by the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE).

Guido serves as the Northwest regional coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a committee member for two National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) task forces. He serves on advisory boards.

Guido’s motor learning and motor control systems and methodologies are sought after; he presents nationally and internationally on this methodology.

Max Shank – Master RKC

Ultimate Athleticism--For Everyone

Max is an author, coach, and owner of Ambition Athletics in Encinitas, CA. He also competes in a wide variety of sports ranging from Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu to Scottish Highland Games.

Max’s desire to constantly improve his knowledge and personal skills has led him to be a sought after international presenter of his unique and pragmatic blend of strength, flexibility, health, and overall athleticism.

Ryan Ketchum - Executive Director for Fitness Business Insider

Sales in the Fitness Industry: Moving from Getting by to Financial Freedom

Moving from long time Fitness Business Insider customer to working with the Fitness Business Insider Team on everything from the licenses and coaching programs to small products.

Following his time as an All American Track and Field athlete at Indiana University he launched his own training business. After many years of growing Force Fitness, he eventually sold it to his business partner so he could start a new business with Fitness Consulting Group called Vertex Performance Systems.









VIP Package includes standard conference attendance ($397.00 value):

  • 2 days of industry leading presenters
  • Lecture & hands-on experiences
  • 2015 OSCC performance T-shirt
  • Continental breakfast and coffee on Friday & Saturday
  • Lunch on Friday & Saturday
  • The famous BBQ dinner on Friday night

In addition, the VIP Package includes:

  • Attendance to a limited space pre-conference featuring PRI Faculty Member James Anderson and Ryan Ketchum of Fitness Business Insider ($600.00 value)
  • Coffee & lunch on Thursday ($30 value)
  • Parking voucher ($36.00 value)
  • Reserved seating (front & center) within UBC Lecture Theatre ($70 value)
  • Bound notes package ($25.00 value)
  • 2015 OSCC performance golf shirt ($60.00 value)
  • High-performance physiological appraisal at UBC Health & Exercise Sciences Human Performance Laboratory (VO2max testing, Wingate anaerobic power test, DEXA body composition- all industry gold standard tests ($200.00 Value)
  • Invitation to the Speakers’ Dinner on Saturday evening ($175.00 value)
  • 2015 OSCC conference videos ($197 value)

Total value of VIP registration = $1790

VIP registration only $797 + GST before May 31, 2015
VIP registration limited to first 15





See what last year's attendees had to say about the OSCC...

'It was excellent.'
'Great value, awesome speakers and I enjoyed the dinner which allowed me to meet the speakers and other attendees. I will be there next time.'
'Conference was excellent...Yes, I’ll be back. Solid line up with an unmatched ability to talk to the presenters.'
'Amazing!!! Definitely will be back!'
'This was an incredible conference. The variety of topics and quality of presenters was a treat. Everything ran smoothly. It was ‘bang for the buck’ for sure from the swag to the meals everything was first class. I will be on the ready to register for next year as soon as it becomes available and am already looking forward to it. Thanks again for hosting such a great event!'








If you missed out attending, you can get the Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference Videos here.