Pushing the Boundaries Of Human Performance
11th - 13th 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
Warren Kennaugh, a behavioural expert who has worked with organisations such as the Australian Rugby Union, KPMG, PGA golfers and various corporates such as Toyota and PWC, divulges the secret to finding the right fit to get the most out of athletes and people.
Here you will learn how to forge the right combination on and off the field, which will allow athletes and coaches to fulfil their potential and elevate performances.
High Performance Coaches Development Manager
New Zealand Rugby Union (All Blacks)
Bruce Blair is the High Performance Coaches Development Manager for one of the most respected sports teams on the planet, Bruce Blair’s role is to ensure that the coaches within the structures of the All Blacks are all singing from the same sheet.
No other team in world rugby plays with as much flair and composure as this world dominating side. By overseeing a cohesive strategy that incorporates all coaches at all levels, Blair and his team have found an almost unbeatable formula.
Here you will learn how to replicate these structures within your own organisation.
Dr. Angus Mugford
Toronto Blue Jays
Dr. Mugford is the Performance Director for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he leads a team of specialists across Sports Medicine, Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning and Mental Performance.
Prior to this role, he served as the Director of the IMG Institute, which led mental performance and leadership consulting services for sport, corporate and military organisations. Much of his role in his 12-year tenure with IMG involved leading a team of mental conditioning coaches serving 1,000 junior student-athletes, as well as professional athletes across the NFL, NBA, MLB, and WTA and ATP tennis tours.
In every organisation a winning, cohesive culture is paramount to achieving success. If anynone knows about such an envroment, its Dr Mugford.
Head of Performance (Academy)
Manchester City FC
Grant Downie has made a career out of producing and working with some of the most respected talent factories on the planet such as Rangers, Middlesbrough and the FA.
Now with English juggernauts, Manchester City FC, he is developing the pathway for the club’s future assets. As the Head of Performance of Manchester City FC Academy, Downie is at the forefront of developing football’s future talent.
In this presentation you will learn how to build a dynasty from the ground up that will enable your organisation to continuously sustain success and pave the way for titles for furure generations.
Andy Harrison, Programme Director for British Cycling, has worked in various physiology and leadership roles over the years with sporting organisations including professional football, rugby, F1, netball and swimming teams. Few organisations dominate their sport like British Cycling and few in this organisation have had as much of an impact as this industry leader. By leaving no stone unturned, Harrison and his team of champions implement and maintaining a winning structure that has swept aside the competiton in the last two Olympic cycles.
In this session he will provide you with ideas and strategies that will equip you with the necessary tools to create a winning structure that will ensure long term success at all levels.
Dr. John Sullivan
Clinical Sports PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Sullivan is the Senior Sport Scientist/Clinical Sport Psychologist in the National Football League (NFL) and has been affiliated with the league for over 15 years.
He has been facilitating and directing high performance and clinical services for multiple championship and Super Bowl teams, contributing towards 12 Division wins, 5 Conference titles and 4 Super Bowl triumphs.
In this controversial presentation, Dr Sullivan debunks long held mental myths and will challenge you to rethink the way you manage your athletes.
Does the brain always win? Could the secret to athletic success be hiding right in front of you? Answers to these questions and more await.
Dr. Darren Burgess
High Performance Director
Port Adelaide FC
Dr. Burgess is currently the High Performance Director at Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL).
He has worked with some of the most successful and iconic sports organisations around the world including Liverpool FC the Sydney Swans and the Australian National Soccer Team, to name a few.
He has travelled the globe implementing innovative fitness regimes that have taken athletes to the next level.
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 on the field.
Prof. Ross Tucker
High Performance Medical Consultant
Professor. Tucker has worked with championship winning sides such as the South African Rugby Sevens (Blitzbokke), USA Triathlon and Team Great Britain, and time and time again has proved that he know what it takes to win.
In addition to a glittering resume, few people in world sport polarise opinion and challenge convention more than this scientist, writer and critical thinker.
In this presentation, he will bridge the gap between science and coaching to help managers and trainers better understand the data that is collected and how it can be effectively used to improve performances on the field.
DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE STRATEGY AND ANALYTICS
UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
There are not many individuals that have been involved with the same organisation with as much success as Michelle Hurtado.
Having been with the United States Olympic Committee since 2006, she has played a hand in the achievements of some of the most decorated athletes in history.
Now the Director of Resource Strategy and Analytics, she helps to set the long term strategic plan while implementing small, step by step processes and metrics to achieve the organisation’s objectives.
Furthermore, she will share insight on how to instill an effective communication plan to improve efficiency throughout your team.
Frank Dick: Moderator
European Coaches Association
Head Coach: Wayde van niekerk
Wayde Van Niekerk
400m Gold Medalist (World Record Holder)
It took just 43.03 seconds for Wayde van Niekerk to break the 400m World Record in Rio de Janeiro last year but a lifetime of sacrifice, hard work and dedication to get him ready for that moment.
Behind the scenes, the remarkable “Tannie” Ans Botha helped drive this incredible athlete to heights very few could have dreamed of.
In this moving and exclusive presentation, you will hear from one of the most dynamic athletic partnerships the sport has ever seen.
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