10th - 12th October
40 Dock Road
Learn from and network with coaches, managers and high performance professionals from a variety of sports
This unique event will host progressively-minded practitioners from across the globe. Attendees will be exposed to the latest cutting edge sports performance principles provided by the brightest minds from various high performing organisations globally.
We bring together 250 innovators, ground breakers and progressively minded elite sport practitioners. We accommodate managers, coaches and trainers from a wide range of sporting codes and disciplines. Attendees will be exposed to the latest cutting edge discussions focussing in elite sport provided by the brightest minds in their fields.
We will be discussing how these professionals achieve success with talent development, building a winning team culture, scienctific training methods and professional development.
Here you will learn, network and share knowledge with like-minded professionals at the forefront of elite sport.
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Mark De Stadler
Director: High Performance & Engagement Specialist
Founded over 100 years ago, Dale Carnegie Training has evolved into a performance-based training company with offices Worldwide.
Headquartered in New York, Dale Carnegie Training is represented in over 80 countries with more than 2,700 trainers,
presenting Training programmes in over 25 languages. Approximately over 8 million people worldwide have completed this highly specialized Training.
Dale Carnegie work with some of the largest corporates across the globe, such as Shell Oil, Toyota, Adidas, Harvard University, Bank Of America and Citigroup to name a few.
The focus of this session is to share proven techniques, which build positive and high performing teams.
With over 18 years’ experience working in high performance sport, not many people better understand the relationship between nutrition, skill execution and performance.
Having worked with top athletes in the AFL and NRL, Cort had also spent three years with Australian Sailing, before committing herself to Cricket Australia, where she ensures that some of the world’s leading players are adequately fuelled for the demands of the elite sport.
Here, Cort will provide you with insight into the challenge of keeping athletes at the top of their game. As the saying goes, you are what you eat and champion athletes have to eat like champions.
As the High Performance Director at Red Bull, Per Lundstam is at the helm of elite sports practitioners, which support athletes in their quest of attaining optimal results, across a variety of sporting codes.
Being at Red Bull since 2010, Lundstam has unique insight on how to formulate a model that can be used to assist a range of top athletes and performers.
James Cook, the famous British explorer and captain once said, “Do just what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again''.
In this session, Landstrum will explain why you need to reassess how high the performance ceiling really is.
Dr. Darren Burgess
High Performance Director
Darren is the High Performance Director at Arsenal FC. He has worked with some of the most successful and iconic sports organisations around the world, including Port Adelaide Football Club, Liverpool Football Club, Sydney Swans and the Australian National Soccer/Football Team to name a few.
He has travelled the globe implementing innovative fitness regimes that have taken athletes to the next level and now he is sharing some of his insight with you.
With a special focus on load monitoring, injury prevention and rehabilitation, this ground breaking discussion will provide you with the ammunition to minimise your team’s injury risk, in order to keep your best assets active and on the field.
Performance Director: Elite Sports
Brent Callaway is the Performance Director at the industry leading human performance consultancy EXOS, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Having spent many years as an S&C coach, he heads up the professional and elite sport unite. His sole responsibility is to manage the performance pathway across performance coaching, speed development, strength training and performance system consulting.
Being at EXOS since 2008, Callaway has unique insight on how to formulate models that can be used to assist coaches, athletes and teams across the globe. He has worked with some of the most talented professionals, ranging from Olympic, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA athletes, as well as military personal to name a few. Additionally, Brent consults with top organisations globally on uniting all elements of high performance departments for the betterment of the organisation.
In this session, you will hear how to integrate high performance systems, to get the most out your athletes,
as well as the team behind the team.
Lt.Col. Darcy Schnack
Director: Centre For Enhanced Performance
United States Military Academy: West Point
As an Active Duty Officer in the U.S. Army since 1996, with tours to Iraq in 2004 and in 2009, Lt. Col. Darcy Schnack understands the psychological strains that soldiers endure. With an MA in Sociology, Lt. Col. Schnack will unpack how West Point develops leaders of character and enhances their mental skills through performance psychology in the military, academic and physical pillars.
Bill Shankly, the famous Liverpool FC manager once said, “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”
No matter how important it may feel, the outcome of a sporting event can never be equated to the life and death situation that active combatants face on the battlefield. In this session, you will hear how behavioural leadership, goal setting and mental skills training is utilised and perfected at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Dr. Julian Dalby
Performance Director/ Head Conditioning Trainer
Not only has Dr. Dalby shaped McGregor into one of the most famous and feared fighters in UFC, with an innovative method called Fighter Aerobic/Anaerobic System of Training (F.A.S.T), he also holds a Guinness World Record, for the greatest amount of weight lifted, in the deadlift category - a staggering 68,210kg in 1 hour.
Added to the list, is national cycling honours, so it's easy to understand why Dr. Dalby is such a respected figure in the world of strength & conditioning.
In this session, Julian will debunk modern conditioning tactics, which are used at the highest level in combat sports.
Head Of Education
Sports Science Institute Of South Africa
For 22 years, Justin Durandt has been one of South Africa’s leading Biokineticists, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA).
With a career spanning decades, Durandt has worked with top athletes at various stages of their development; from young athletes taking their first steps in building the foundations of their physical literacy, right through to seasoned professionals who are trying to eke out the last bit of talent on their seasoned temples.
Few are more qualified to answer one of sport’s most pressing questions, around early or late specialisation. In this engaging discussion, Durandt will provide you with the insight to set the record straight.
Dr. Carol Austin
Head Of Performance Support & Medical
Team Dimension Data
Dr. Austin understands that the difference between winning and losing comes down to intricate detail and the tiniest of margins. As sport hurtles into the future, access to nutrition, training, technology and the latest trends in mental conditioning have become more accessible. So how can one gain an advantage over the competition?
By assembling the best team possible, the Head of Performance Support at Team Dimension-Data, Dr. Austin is responsible for coordinating a collective of elite thinkers. Her primary focus is in search of modern breakthroughs to investigate the development of unique medical and performance concepts around exploration of human potential - through sport and other creative domains.
No matter what industry you’re in, the human factor can’t be ignored. In this session, you will hear from one of the brightest minds in the industry, providing you with insight into how to push the boundaries daily, in order to investigate the development of unique and modern concepts.
South African Sevens Rugby
Neil Powell is the current Head Coach of the South African Sevens Rugby team. Not only is Neil at the pinnacle of coaching, he also represented his country in 32 tournaments on the HSBC Sevens Series circuit and captained them for a number of seasons. Powell is one of the most successful Sevens coaches, having won the HSBC World Series consecutively, in 2016/17 and 2017/18, as well as acclaiming bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. He also earned a Gold Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
In this session, Neil will speak about the success of the Sevens set up, as well building a winning culture to enable a ‘sustaining success blueprint’ to continuously compete week in week out across the globe.
Former Head Coach: South African Rugby Union (Springboks)
Nick Mallett, former Springbok Head Coach, current SuperSport analyst and one of the most respected brains in the business speaks, even the most knowledgeable and astute coaches, managers and players listen.
Mallett made history with the Springboks between August 1997 and December that year, by embarking on a record winning streak of 17 consecutive Test wins - that included the 1998 Tri Nations.
After stints with Stade Francais and the Italian national team, Mallett has become a leading analyst, where his outspoken and thought provoking opinions continue to shape rugby’s narrative.
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