Episode 229: Derek Hansen - Creating a Sustainable Culture of Speed Within an Organization

This episodes see's the return of Derek Hansen from sprintcoach.com and strengthpowerspeed.com

Derek was previously on episode 211.

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.

On this episode:

  • I ask Derek about his article Creating a Sustainable Culture of Speed Within an Organization
  • I ask Derek can you really diagnose a true speed issue by observation?
  • I ask Derek what 20 years of consultation work within elite sport has taught him 
  • We speak about involving the front office within the performance training system
  • We speak about communication between the professional and private training sectors


This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,



Show Notes:

Website - sprintcoach.com

Website - strengthpowerspeed.com

Website - runningmechanics.com

Facebook - Derek M. Hansen

Twitter - @DerekMHansen

Instagram - derekmhansen

YouTube - Derek M Hansen


Podcasts Mentioned:

Joe Rogan Experience #1419 - Daryl Davis

Art of Coaching - Episode 60: Darren Burgess the personal and professional cost of high performance


Books Mentioned:

How to win friends and Influence people

Thinking Fast and Slow


The Warrior's Edge

People and Resources Mentioned:

Kansas City Chiefs 

Tom Brady 

Art Horne

Mark Uyeyama

Arsenal FC

Port Adelaide FC

Melbourne FC

Ian McKeown 

Darren Burgess

Brett Bartholomew

Stu McMillan 

Dale Carnegie Courses

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National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach


Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

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