Quinnipiac University strength and conditioning head coach Brijesh Patel will be a featured speaker at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's "Training For Hockey Clinic" on June 6-7 at the organization's headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Patel will be one of five strength and conditioning coaches presenting at the clinic. In addition to Patel, strength and conditioning coaches from the University of Minnesota, University of Denver, USA Hockey and the Colorado Avalanche will also be present. The “Training for Hockey Clinic” will include hands-on and lecture-based sessions on integral components for successful strength and conditioning training.
Patel began his first year with Quinnipiac University in August 2008 as the athletic department's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Patel previously held the title of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
Patel primarily works with the men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey teams at Quinnipiac, but also oversees the strength and conditioning development for all 21 varsity sports at Quinnipiac.
In addition to training student-athletes at Quinnipiac, Patel offers his expertise through numerous publications. Patel’s most recent work can be seen in the book “Developing the Core” which was released by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Featuring 11 ready-to-use sport-specific programs, “Developing the Core” provides more than 50 of the most effective exercises along with science-based assessments to help athletes understand their individual needs. Patel wrote the chapter on Soccer.
In 2012, Patel released a QU Student-Athlete Cookbook to assist student-athletes with their diet in-and-out of season. The recipes that make up the book are meant to be easy with minimal amount of pots and pans and minimal amount of cooking time. They are simple and even cater to freshmen who only have access to a communal kitchen on campus. The book was designed to help athletes fulfill their performance on and off the field.
Patel also authored an article, "Time is Precious," that was published in the January 2003 edition of Pure Power Magazine. He has also been featured as a guest speaker at several prestigious regional industry functions including the NSCA Connecticut State Clinic in Farmington, Conn., the NSCA Pennsylvania State Strength and Conditioning Clinic at Juniata College, "Be The Best" Baseball Clinic in Cherry Hill, N.J., Mike Boyle's Functional Strength Coach Seminar and the Be Athletic Performance Symposium. In addition, Patel was a speaker at the first and second Mike Boyle Winter Seminars and has also spoken at Springfield (Mass.) College.