Elite Sport Summit

Pushing the Boundaries Of Human Performance

When

10th - 12th October

Where

40 Dock Road
V&A Waterfront

Cape Town

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Learn from and network with coaches, managers and high performance professionals from a variety of sports

Elite Sport Summit - 2018

Network with coaches, managers and high performance practitioners from a variety of sports.
Attend to learn from organisations and professionals that have surpassed expectations.

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.

Reasons to Attend

Build A Winning Culture

Identify & Manage Talent

Influence Effectively

CONQA the Competition

Speakers & Schedule

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

09:00 – 10:00

The Art of Influence: Engaging Employees To Build High Performing Teams

Mark De Stadler
Director: High Performance & Engagement Specialist
Dale Carnegie

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.

10:00 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 11:45

Athletic Impact: How Nutrition Influences Performance, Skill Execution, Risk & Rehabilitation

Michelle Cort
Head Dietician
Cricket Australia

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.

11:45 – 12:00

Break

12:00 - 13:00

Ignoring Limitations: Pushing The Boundaries of Human Performance

Per Lundstam
Performance Director
Red Bull

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. 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Applying The Evidence: Load Monitoring In A High Performance Environment

Dr. Darren Burgess
High Performance Director
Arsenal FC

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.

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 17:00

Building An Empire: How Champion Teams Maintain Victory

Craig Bellamy
Head Coach
Melbourne Storm FC

Since 2003, no other coach in the National Rugby League (NRL) has stamped his authority on the sport like Bellamy. As the man in charge of Melbourne Storm FC, Bellamy has secured a remarkable win rate of 68%, which has coincided with 4 Grand Final victories.  

Winning is easy; even the average among us can get lucky from time to time. It’s sustained success that is the Holy Grail in elite sport and through a willingness to adapt to new challenges, embraces new innovative ideas, astute man management and sheer bloody mindedness.

Bellamy has created a dynasty in Melbourne. Today, he is going to share that with you. 

09:00 – 10:00

Influence & Leadership: How The Military Enable Performance To Sustain Success

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.

10:00 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 11:45

MODERN WARFARE: CONDITIONING ELEMENTS IN COMBAT SPORTS

Dr. Julian Dalby
Performance Director/ Head Conditioning Trainer
Conor McGregor

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.

11:45 – 12:00

Break

12:00 - 13:00

The Art Of Education: Early vs Late Specialisation

Justin Durandt
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. 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Innovation & Performance: Exceeding Limitations In Search Of Modern Breakthroughs

Dr. Scott Drawer
Performance Director
Team Sky Performance Lab

Dr. Drawer 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 Team Sky’s Performance Lab, Dr. Drawer is responsible for coordinating a collective of elite thinkers. His primary focus is in search of modern breakthroughs to investigate the development of unique 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 Elite Sport, providing you with insight into how to push the boundaries daily, in order to investigate the development of unique and modern concepts.

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:15

Optimum Success: How World Class Coaches Drive Perfection

Nick Mallett
Former Head Coach: South African Rugby Union (Springboks)
Analyst: SuperSport

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. 



John Mitchell
Head Coach
Blue Bulls Rugby Union

John is one of the most respected coaches and players to master the sport. The former All Black captain coached New Zealand to the Rugby World Cup semi-final in 2003.

He was appointed All Black Coach at 37 and is one of only 4 New Zealanders to have played, captained and coached the All Blacks, with an impressive success rate of 86%.

He also coached under Sir Clive Woodward in the lead-up to England’s World Cup title, as well as coaching Sale Sharks, as well as three Super rugby franchises in his career. 

Under his stewardship, he also won the Bledisloe Cup in 2003, with two back to back Tri-Nation titles (2002 & 2003) with a remarkable record of his team scoring 81 test tries in 14 test matches in 2013 alone. 

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Elite Sport Summit - 2018

Venue

40 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Cape Town

South Africa

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