Episode 2 Derek M. Hansen Olympic and NFL Speed & Strength Consultant


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It's my pleasure to introduce the very funny and talented coach Derek M Hansen. Developed numerous programs, podcasts, weekly ZoomPoP seminars, and books on sport's performance. Derek discusses his development of love and how fate brought him to coaching. Starting as an unpaid assistant at McGill University and eventually brushing shoulders with the famous Canadian sprint coach Charlie Francis. Derek is now a sought-after master practitioner of speed who has helped pro-team sports to world championships.

Follow Derek M Hansen at Instagram & Twitter @derekmhansen

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Derek is an International Sport Performance Consultant that has been working with athletes of all ages and abilities in speed, strength, and power sports since 1988. His coaching career started in Track and Field, providing instruction to sprinters of all ages eventually working with collegiate sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. His career evolved rapidly working closely with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports. He worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser University for 14 years, the first non-US member of the NCAA. He also serves as a performance consultant to numerous professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLS, and NHL, as well as major NCAA Division 1 programs throughout North America, specializing in speed development, strategic performance planning, return-to-competition protocols, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation programming. Derek is asked to speak on speed development and high-performance training on a regular basis for major events around the world and has also authored a number of books, chapters, and journal articles on these subjects.


NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

NSCA Provincial Director for British Columbia – 2006 to 2010

NCCP Level 3 Track and Field Coach – Sprints and Hurdles Emphasis

NCCP Level 2 Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Course Conductor for the National Coaching Institute (NCI) Vancouver for Strength & Conditioning and Recovery & Regeneration

Sport performance consultant, sport technology advisor, and a rehab specialist for teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and NCAA Division I college sports

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada – 2003-2016

Presenter, workshop leader, and lecturer at major international conferences on various topics relating to sport performance, rehab, and sport technologies

Presenter for both medical staff and performance staff for all 32 NFL teams at the 2015 NFL Combine, Indianapolis

Electrical stimulation developer and programmer – Globus Sport and Health Technologies – 2009 to present

Speed, strength and conditioning consultant – Cycling Canada – BMX and Track Cycling – 2013 to 2015

Speed, strength and conditioning consultant – Speed Skating Canada – Long Track preparations for the 2010 Olympics

Past Recruitment and Athlete Development Coach – Vancouver Region – for Bobsleigh Canada

Head Coach – Metro Athletic Club – Track and Field – 2001-2009

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team – 1999-2004

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Canadian Olympic Women’s Softball Team – 2001-2004

Author – Plyometrics Anatomy 2017 and High-Performance Training for Sports 2014, Human Kinetics Publishers

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