Thank you for spending Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16 with us. I speak for the presenters, VIP’s, special guests, and the STT staff when I say that we are excited to learn, share, and network with you. Please remember that without the support of our incredible sponsors, weekends like this one would not be possible. Arriving early and introducing yourself to the company representatives before registration, between sessions, at the end of the day Friday, certainly during the early bird workout on Saturday morning, lunch, and during the post-conference festivities is encouraged more than I can put into words. Take advantage of their knowledge and experiences traveling the country and in some cases the world. Ask questions. Listen to responses. And then improve your question to continue the discussion at the conference and in emails or on phone calls to follow. Use this opportunity to expand your network with incredible people who produce the best equipment in the industry.

Quick FAQ:
Address to the STT Performance Center?
15 W. Aylesbury Rd., Timonium, MD 21093

On the Bluestone Restaurant side of the building.

Look for the tall orange STT flag outside the door. It will be directly under the Round 3 Fitness banner.

When should I get there on Friday?
My suggestion is between 3-330p. I have attended over 100 events in the past two years, and I do believe that early is better than staying late. People remember those who shook their hand first, not those who kept them in a conversation past “curfew”.

Casual and professional. Our staff and presenters will be in khaki’s and polos. A cut off shirt and spandex isn’t really the way our staff would represent themselves, but that is your decision to make. (And yes, I do get asked this question OFTEN!) Remember we will be taking pictures and video of this event to be used on our social media, website, etc.

Can I take videos during the conference?
We reserve the right to ask for any content that is taken during the event. No presentations are allowed to be recorded in entirety. An exercise is understandable and the presenters will let you know to use your phones when appropriate. We will be posting highlights, videos, and pictures from the event on the STT social media outlets that you are more than welcome to share, like, and RT.

Do I have to participate in the Early-Bird workout on Saturday morning?
No. But this segment of the event has been one of the most worthwhile due to the fact that all conversations and topics are personalized. Take advantage of this time to develop relationships and put a name to a face. No one will care if you can deadlift 500 pounds, or walk around with headphones on. Trust me, I will have the music up and this place will be rocking early for you! My question for you is, “Can you match our energy?!” Challenge made.

Lunch is provided. If you are a vegetarian, please let me know on Friday so I can make the appropriate food available for you.

Are you concerned about your carbon footprint?
Yes. We do not print out notes for any of our STT events. Below you will find links to download, or print what you feel you need, prior to attending the conference. I would also encourage you to bring a water bottle or write your name on a cup like we do with the young student-athletes we train.

Are we required to attend the post-conference celebration?
Nope. Nada. And no way. You will have your CEU paperwork before we even begin this part of the experience. To be very honest, I have ALWAYS wanted to do this even way back when I used to host this conference at Loyola University Maryland before STT took over the event exclusively. This is my way of thanking each of you for your support of all things STT, thanking everyone for spending two days with us to connect and learn from one another, and simply showing my appreciation for you inspiring greatness in someone new each day around you. No beer will be provided at this celebration, but we have a ton of fun things planned. So feel free to jump in on the grill, teach someone how to pick a crab, and our in-house rule is that “winners stay on” when it comes to can-jam, corn hole, and washers.

Normally you have discount codes for products at STT events, can you list them please?
Sure thing. See below…
Use STT2016 to save 10% on your order from
Use STT to save 20% and free shipping on your order from
Use stt15 to save 15% on your order from
Contact Keith Garnett (use email below) and save 15% on your RPSport order through July 30.

Who should I send an email to after the conference to follow up and thank them?
This is an often overlooked aspect of attending events such at this one. If you want to identify yourself as a “one-percenter” I would highly recommend that you always follow up within a day or two of an introduction. If you don’t know what to write in the email, consider versions of these two topics/questions… “What has worked for you?” or “What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started in this field?” Be sure to follow up with these awesome people please. I would personally greatly appreciate hearing that emails were sent to those who support us at this event.

Gabe Harrington, Rogers Athletic,
Janie and Rick Hoole, Pit Shark,
Chris DiSanto, Iron Grip,
Keith Garnett, RPSports,
Kirsten Martin, VersaClimber,
Skip Cronin, Elite Form,
David Weber, Eleiko,
Tony Maddalone, Hand Armor,

Where do I find the notes for the presentations:
As the presenters send me their notes, I will add them to the names and presentation titles below. Please feel free to use your iPad, tablets, or even laptops during the conference.

Proposed itinerary for Friday, July 15, 2016 (Subject to change):
3:-3:30 pm Registration / Check-In

“Effective Movement Strategies to Maximize Performance”
Bryan Miller, Assistant S&C Coach for the United States Naval Academy

“Understanding Your Why”
Kip Fulks, Co-Founder and current CMO of Under Armour

“Assessing and Developing Athlete Buy-In And Commitment”
Matthew Nein, Coordinator of Sports Performance at Salisbury University

“Strength Training And Programing For The Complete Athlete”
Ron McKeefery, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Eastern Michigan University

Proposed itinerary for Saturday, July 16, 2016 (Subject to change):
6:00-7:30 am Early Bird Training Session

“Sharpen Your Mental-Game To Enhance Your Physical Game”
Stu Singer, Founder and Owner of Well Performance Coach
Patrick Estes, Assistant Director of Basketball Performance At University of Maryland

“Implementing A Head, Neck And Upper Back Program” – No notes
Rick Court, Assistant AD/Head Football Sports Performance At The University Of Maryland

“Programming the Olympic Lifts for the Collegiate Athlete”
Brian Amenta, Director of Strength & Conditioning at University of Maryland Baltimore County

“Supplement Industry Insights”
Mark Glazier, CEO of NutraBio

“Developing Your Athletes From Grip To Ripped”
Doug Scott, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Pingry School

“Training The Injured Athlete: There Is No Box”
Ted Rath, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Miami Dolphins

“Plan To Adapt: Working With The Multi-Sport Youth Athlete”
Robert Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training

CLICK HERE to fill out the presenter/conference evaluation forms. Please email as a PDF to by July 16, 2016. Thank you for helping us prepare for the 11th annual event in 2017. I look forward to seeing you there!