Dean Benton - Return to Run & Hamstring Function
National Head of Athletic Performance at Rugby Australia.
Dean is a highly experienced elite sports performance professional, with the rare combination of coaching and co-ordination skills. Dean has used these skills to enhance the performance of individuals and teams in Olympic and professional sports across many countries.
In this Masterclass Dean guides us through his extensive experience with assessing and aiding athletes with running technique and hamstring functionality. Some of the topics covered include;
- Dean's approach to hamstring injuries
- Training running technique
- Assessing running technique
- Common faults in technique
- Hamstring strength
- The importance of ankle stiffness
- The role of the calf in the running cycle
- Coaching hip control
- Coaching running drills
- Injury rehabilitation
- Return to running
Dean has some amazing material on offer at his personal website
Return to Run & Hamstring Function
Dean is a highly experienced elite sports performance professional, with the rare combination of coaching and co-ordination skills. He has the ability to move along the coaching-management continuum, functioning effectively either as a coach or performance director.
As a performance director, Dean has been a creator and coordinator of multi-faceted elite sport performance enhancement programs, but one who never loses sight of the importance of maintaining the connection with the playing squad through coaching.
As a coach, his success is based on in-depth understanding of sports science - he is currently completing a PhD in the subject, has published many papers, and is sought after to speak at international conferences - combined with expertise in human engagement to get the best out of individual players and athletes.
Dean has used these skills to enhance the performance of individuals and teams in Olympic and professional sports across many countries; including:
• The Rugby Football Union
• Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club
• The Australian Wallabies
• World Rugby
• Japan Rugby Football Union
• Netball Australia
• Fédération Française de Rugby
• Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club
• Leicester Tigers
• Australian Institute of Sport,
• Queensland Academy of Sport
• Athletics Australia