WHEN

9th - 10th October 2024
Starting at 8am

WHERE

40 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

PRICE

Available Upon Request
Group Packages Available

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

ELITE SPORT SUMMIT - 2024

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

This unique event will host progressively-minded practitioners from across the globe. Attendees will be exposed to cutting edge sports performance principles provided by the brightest minds from various high performing organisations globally.

WHO ATTENDS

Team Managers
Head Coaches
Head's of Sports Science
Military Personnel
Performace Directors
Youth Coaches
Head's of Strength & Conditioning
Sports Psychologists

SPEAKERS & SCHEDULE

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

9th October - 2024

8:00 - 8:45

Registration

9:00 - 10:00

THE SPECIAL FORCES MINDSET

SIMON JEFFRIES

ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS (SPECIAL FORCES)

OWNER: THE NATURAL EDGE

Simon Jeffries embarked on a dynamic career, commencing as a Royal Marines Commando and subsequently earning his place in the UK Special Forces, specifically the SBS.

His professional journey encompasses counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and surveillance. His expertise extends to active participation in training efforts, working closely with troops on special projects in countries such as Cyprus, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Brunei.

Simon thrives in high-pressure environments, collaborating with governmental agencies at the highest echelons. Beyond his tactical prowess, he has also skilfully led military expeditions in mountainous and extreme cold-weather terrains globally, showcasing his resilience and adaptability.

Notably, Simon boasts three tours in Afghanistan, further solidifying his expertise and experience in navigating challenging scenarios. His remarkable background underscores a career characterised by daring feats, strategic acumen and a commitment to excellence. Simon is not just a professional; he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of military and special operations.

10:00 -10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

CHARTING SUCCESS & CHANGE MANAGEMENT: MASTERING TEAM PERFORMANCE & PLANNING

DAWN PEART

HEAD: PERFORMANCE TEAM DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

BRITISH SWIMMING

Dawn is the current Head of Performance Team Development & Planning for British SwimmingWith significant contributions to the success of numerous athletes and teams on both national and international stages, this marks her 5th Olympic Games and 10th World Championship.

 

In this session, Dawn will delve into the intricacies of crafting world-class swimming experiences, emphasising the essential collaboration required for peak performance throughout Olympic and World Championship cycles. Her wealth of experience promises valuable insights into optimising team dynamics for success before, during and after high-profile events.

 

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00 - 13:00

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE: AGE APPROPRIATE TRAINING & LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MODELs

NICK CHADD

HEAD: PERFORMANCE SCIENCES

CHELSEA FC

Nick is currently the head of performance sciences for Premier League club Chelsea FC. Nick is a global performance expert and has worked with top teams such as Benfica, Wasps RFU, English Institute of Sport, Sheffield United and Manchester City FC to name a few.


In this session, Nick will discuss the performance demands on players and how to design age-appropriate methods for long-term athlete development. Nick will also share insight into the academy structure and how he manages the physical demands of players across the club.


13:00 -14:00

Lunch

14:00 -15:00

SUPERSCHOOLS DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING THE TALENT, NURTURING THE TALENT & PROVIDING THE RIGHT PLATFORM

KATLEHO LYNCH

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY: ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

U18 COACH: SA SCHOOLS RUGBY

Katleho Lynch, the Director of Rugby at St. John’s College, boasts an impressive coaching journey. He was the head coach of the South African u18 team from 2021 to 2023 and is set to coach the Golden Lions Craven Week side in 2024.

His expertise extends to university rugby, having coached at the Varsity Cup level and Young Guns. With a sports psychology degree, Honours in Sports Science and a PGCE, Lynch combines a passion for coaching with a deep understanding of the game.

JASON SYCE

HOCKEY COACH: MICHAELHOUSE

U18 MANAGER: SA SCHOOLS HOCKEY

Jason Syce, dedicated manager of the U18 South African Hockey team, brings a wealth of experience and insight into developing young talent. 

With a passion for developing young professionals, he combines strategic insight with a commitment to fostering a winning team culture.

MARLI VISAGIE

HEAD COACH: NETBALL

PAARL GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

Marli Visagie is the Paarl Girls’ High 1st Team Netball coach. She coached the 2023 Cape Winelands U18 team, as well as several Western Cape teams in recent years.

She also serves on the Cape Winelands Netball committee as convenor of coaches for High Schools.

ACHIEVEMENTS AS FOLLOWS:

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:15

THE PLAYERS PERSPECTIVE

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10th October - 2024

9:00-10:00

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: HOW TO DEVELOP EXECUTIVE PRESENCE TO BE MORE INFLUENTIAL

MARK DE STADLER

DIRECTOR: PERFORMANCE & COMMUNICATION

CONQA GROUP

CONQA Group is a global communication and leadership development organisation that focuses within elite sport & corporate sectors. CONQA Group operates across the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa.

In this session, we will address 4 key pillars of executive presence and the impact it has on you, your team and wider organisation. 

10:00 -10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

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11:30 - 12:00

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12:00 -13:00

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13:00 -14:00

Lunch

14:00 -15:00

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15:00

Drinks Reception

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Location & Venue

FULL OF GREAT HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

Elite Sport Summit

40 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

Past Speakers

PER LUNDSTUM

HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER

KEVIN CLAYTON

HEAD: SOCIAL IMPACT & EQUITY

PROF. PIETER KRUGER

HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT

COL. DARCY SCHNACK (PHD)

CENTER FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

KIERAN READ

FORMER CAPTAIN: ALL BLACKS

DESIREE ELLIS

HEAD COACH: BANYANA BANYANA

DARREN BURGESS

HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

KRIS VAN DER HAEGEN

DIRECTOR: COACH EDUCATION

DR. EDWARD COETZEE

CEO: THE SHARKS

ENOCH NKWE

GENERAL MANAGER: CRICKET SA

JOHN DOBSON

HEAD COACH: WESTERN PROVINCE RUGBY

DR. VANESSA SHANNON

HEAD: MENTAL PERFORMANCE

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