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Human Performance Summit: The 24 Hour Athlete

The 2018 Summit has now taken place. Details and schedule below are for 2018. Stay tuned for 2019 University of Notre Dame & Australian Catholic University Summit information.

University of Notre Dame & Australian Catholic University

Human Performance Summit: The 24 Hour Athlete

June 22-24 2018 at the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA)

Bringing together leaders in high performance sport and athlete management.

Summit schedule*

Date and Time Friday 22 June Saturday 23 June Sunday 24 June
8:30am - 9:30am

Summit commences at 1pm

The Belief Effect

Dr David Martin
(Philadelphia 76ers)

Coaching Up: Effectively Communicating Sports Science Data

Jordan Webb
(University of Notre Dame)
Kevin Hartman

9:30am - 10:15am

Masters and Servants: How the Preparation Framework serves the Performance Model

Dr Jeremy Sheppard
(Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific)

Importance of Acceleration Monitoring
in Team Sport Athletes

Dr Jace Delaney
(University of Oregon)

10:15am - 10:45am

On the bench with David and Jeremy

On the bench with Jordan, Kevin and Jace

11:15am - 12:00pm

An Integrative Approach to Performance Psychology

Dr Cristina Fink
(HPSports and Philadelphia Union)

Wearable Technology and Player Tracking

Dr Grant Duthie
(Australian Catholic University)

12:00pm - 12:45pm

The 24-hour College Athlete: Managing Stress Off the Field

Niki Sims and Joey Ramaeker
(University of Notre Dame)

12:00pm - 12:30pm

On the bench with Summit Presenters

12:45pm - 1:30pm


12:30pm - 1:30pm

Notre Dame Stadium Tour


Summit Introduction

Mike Harrity
(University of Notre Dame)

Summit closes at 1:30pm

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Challenges of Applying the Evidence in Collaboration with the 24-hour athlete

Dr Blake McLean
(Oklahoma City Thunder)

2:00pm - 2:45pm

The Sports Scientist's Toolbox

Jo Clubb
(Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills)

Controversies in Recovery

Dr Shona Halson
(Australian Institute of Sport)

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Marginal Gains vs Big Rocks

Tim Pelot
(United States Olympic Committee)

Performance Based Model Following Injury: We are not progressing if we accept close enough

Bill Knowles
(HPSports and Philadelphia Union)

3:30pm - 4:15pm

3:45pm - 4:15pm

On the bench with Blake, Jo and Tim

Hamstrung: Contemporary Approaches to Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Dr David Opar and

Dr Ryan Timmins
(Australian Catholic University)

4:15pm - 5:00pm

The “Other 22-Hours”: Supporting Athlete Health and Performance

Dr Marc Bubbs
(Canadian Men’s Basketball)

4:15pm - 4:45pm

On the bench with Shona, Bill, David and Ryan

5pm onwards

Trade Display

Performance Think Tank:
“Hot Topic seminar sessions with presenters”


Trade Display

7pm onwards

Evening Dinner and Drinks

Evening Dinner and Drinks

*Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Download Summit Schedule (PDF 130KB)


Attendees will be eligible to receive 5.5 CSCCa CEUs for the full three day Summit.

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ESSA CPD points are available for Australian attendees

1 CPD point per delivery hour. Attendees will be eligible to receive 15 CPD points for the full three day Summit.

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Registrations are closed

General entry payment option: USD $300

Alumni payment option: USD $250

Student payment option*: USD $175

Please note: ACU Master of High Performance Sport students attending Notre Dame to complete the unit EXSC652 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science do not need to register and pay through this site because your attendance is covered by your EXSC652 course fees.

*Please note: We will require proof of student status (student ID to be supplied) upon registration at the seminar.

For more Human Performance Summit information

Email Mr Jordan Webb: (University of Notre Dame) or

Professor Justin Kemp: (Australian Catholic University)

Accommodation options

We recommend Summit attendees stay in one of the following accommodation options. Transport will be available from the below accommodation, to and from the Summit daily.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka

Address: 7347 Heritage Square Drive, Granger, Indiana, 46530, USA
Telephone: +1-574-243-4600
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Candlewood Suites Mishawaka

Address: 1220 E Douglas Road, Mishawaka, Indiana, 46545, USA
Telephone: +1-574-258-4088
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend

Address: 211 East Day Road, Mishawaka, Indiana, 46545, USA
Telephone: +1-574-252-4100
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Travel information

By Train

There is no train from Chicago's airports directly to South Bend, but you can take the Rapid Transit from O'Hare airport to downtown Chicago, then connect to the South Shore Line which comes to SB airport (about 3 hours). You would then take a cab to campus for about $14 (10-15min taxi ride).

At O'Hare airport, follow signs for "Trains to the city", and take the Blue Line (the only line at the airport) to downtown. Tickets are purchased from machines at the station entrance. Once in downtown Chicago, get off at the Washington station and follow signs to "Randolph/Washington". The South Shore Line's station is on Randolph St. Directions and schedules are at the South Shore website: (Click "Directions in Chicago".) You buy a ticket at the station or on the train. The South Shore Line trains are relatively infrequent on weekends (several hours or more between trains) but while you wait you will be in quite a nice part of downtown Chicago.

By Car

The university is about 2 hours (by car) from O'Hare airport, less from Midway. From O'Hare Airport: Take Route 190 east out of O'Hare to Route 90 east (Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago where it merges with Route 94 south (Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit off the Dan Ryan and remain on Route 90 to the Indiana Toll Road which eventually merges with Route 80. Get off at Exit 77 (South Bend/Notre Dame).

There is a limousine run by Coach USA (formerly United Limo) which runs from the Chicago airports (serves Midway and O'Hare) to Notre Dame. It will drop you off right at campus. It is about a three hour trip (90 Miles). More info available here.


University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana 46556, USA

Master of High Performance Sport at Australian Catholic University (ACU)

If you are applying for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport (MHPS) or are a student already enrolled in the program, please note that the MHPS intensive program at the University of Notre Dame (USA) runs from June 22-25, 2018. The Human Performance Summit above is included as part of this MHPS intensive program.

Download Intensive Week Schedule (PDF 78KB)

Semester 1 2019 applications for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport will open August 2018. For more information, email the high performance sport course coordinator, Dr Richard Johnston:

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