High Performance Sport Summer Seminar 2019 

Bringing together world leaders in high performance sport and athlete management.

The seminar is over two days: Tuesday 5th February and Wednesday 6th February 2019



05 February 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Australian Catholic University,
Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Pde Christ Lecture Theatre Building 404 (enter via Young St)


Time/Date Tuesday 5 February 2019 - 
Coaching Day
Wednesday 6 February 2019 - 
Understanding Data & the Performance System
10:00-10:30 Programming for strength and power development
Alex Natera (GWS Giants)
Using data to make decisions
Dr Heidi Thornton (Gold Coast Suns)
10:30-11:00 Programming for combat sports
Dr Duncan French (UFC Performance Institute Las Vegas)
Performing Outside the Box
Dr Mitch Mooney (Netball Australia, AIS)
11:00-11:30 Programming the field component of an elite football team
Lachlan Penfold (Melbourne Storm)
Sports Analytics
Dr Jacquie Tran (High Performance Sport NZ)
11:30-12:15 On the Bench
Alex Natera, Lachlan Penfold
On the bench
Dr Heidi Thornton, Dr Jacquie Tran,
Dr Grant Duthie, Dr Mitch Mooney
12:15-1:15 Lunch Lunch
1:15-1:45 Evidence for Agility Training in Team Sports
Associate Professor Warren Young (Federation University)

The High Performance Environment

Focused discussions on HPS management, administration of the performance environment and grassroots participation to elite performance.

Guest Speakers -
Leigh Russell (Swimming Australia)  
Belinda Clarke OA (Cricket Australia)
Dr Denise Jennings (Hockey Australia)

1:45-2:15 Team speed development through tactical periodisation
Dean Benton (Director of Atletico Developments)
2:15-3:00         On the Bench             
Dean Benton and Associate Professor Warren Young
3:00-3:15 Break Break
3:15-3:45 Half Time Interventions
Professor Mark Russell (Leeds Trinity University)
Athlete & Coach Q&A session

3:45-4:30 Periodisation of recovery
Associate Professor Shona Halson
4:15-4:45 On the Bench
Associate Professor Shona Halson and Professor Mark Russell


Register and pay

Payment options for the days are as follows:

General Rates
Attend 1 day only: $250
Attend 2 days only: $350

Student and ACU Alumni Rates
Attend 1 day only: $100
Attend 2 days only: $200

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