05 / 07 / 2013
Top Dutch biomechanist will return to IFAC in 2013
Frans Bosch is professor of biomechanics and motor learning at Fontys University for Applied Science in the Netherlands, and will present on Sunday 27 October at the International Festival of Athletics Coaching 2013 on high speed running mechanics.
The Dutchman has been coaching in the field of athletics for over thirty years, working with elite sprinters and jumpers. His most notable work has been with the high-jumpers Wilbert Pennings (the current Dutch record holder for the event) and Tora Harris (former US high jump champion and World Student Games gold medallist). He is currently the sprint consultant to the Wales Rugby Team, who claimed the Grand Slam at the 2012 Six Nations Championships and retained their Six Nations title earlier this year.
Bosch has a unique approach to sprinting biomechanics and training, focusing on positive running with the ‘BK method’ which he co-developed with Ronald Klomp. The two also authored “Running: biomechanics and exercise physiology applied in practice,” widely regarded as one of the top sprinting resources for coaches worldwide.
Educated as a teacher in physical education, Bosch has since become one of the leading minds in sprinting biomechanics and motor learning. His talent in biomechanics has been developed from his wide ranging experiences including national jumps coach at the Royal Netherlands Track and Field Association (KNAU) from 2003-2006. He also served on his country’s Olympic staff at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and at the Athens Games in 2004.