Leeds Trinity Sports Science Summit 2019

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2019 at Leeds Trinity University (UK)

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

Registrations Open (early bird closes 9th May)

ESSA CPD points available, 1 point per learning hour (max 15 points) – please see the ESSA website for details.

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TIME9-10am MONDAY 20 MAYCoffee and networking breakfast hosted by IMeasureU (registration is required) TUESDAY 21 MACoffee and Networking
TIME10-10.30am MONDAY 20 MAYSummit welcome
Professor Mark Russell, Professor Carlton Cooke and executive staff member
(Leeds Trinity University)
TUESDAY 21 MATraining for peak game intensities: how do we do it, and is it important?
Dr Rich Johnston
(Australian Catholic University)

TIME10.30-11am MONDAY 20 MAYSetting up high performance teams and getting them to thrive not just survive in the world of elite sport
Grant Downie OBE
TUESDAY 21 MAExercise performance in the heat: The effect of Menthol on perception, temperature regulation and performance.
Dr Martin Barwood
(Leeds Trinity University)
TIME11-11.30am MONDAY 20 MAYCreating more effective learning environments in high performance sport with lessons from the business world
Dr Scott Gardner
(Founder and Chairman of Track Record)
TUESDAY 21 MAPeriodisation of recovery
A/Prof Shona Halson
(Australian Catholic University)
TIME11.30-12pm MONDAY 20 MAYOn the bench
Dr Scott Gardner and Grant Downie
TUESDAY 21 MAOn the bench
Dr Rich Johnston, Dr Martin Barwood and Dr Shona Halson
TIME12-1pm MONDAY 20 MAYLunch TUESDAY 21 MALunch
TIME1-1.30pm MONDAY 20 MAYTraining the force-velocity continuum with weightlifting derivatives.
Dr Paul Comfort
(University of Salford)
TUESDAY 21 MASoccer extra-time strategies: current understanding and future directions
Professor Mark Russell
(Leeds Trinity University)
TIME1.30-2pm MONDAY 20 MAYMonitoring and evaluating load in team sports
Professor Ben Jones
(Leeds Beckett University)
TUESDAY 21 MAProgressing rehabilitation after injury: consider the ‘control-chaos continuum
Matt Taberner
(Everton Football Club)
TIME2-2.30pm MONDAY 20 MAYMonitoring and assessment of athlete& preparation
Dr Inigo Mujika
(University of the Basque Country, Spanish Swimming Federation)
TUESDAY 21 MANutrition considerations when pushing the limits of athletic performance
Dr Sophie Killer
(Research Fellow in Sports Nutrition at Loughborough University)
TIME2.30-3pm MONDAY 20 MAYOn the bench
Professor Ben Jones, Dr Paul Comfort and Dr Inigo Mujika
TUESDAY 21 MAOn the bench
Professor Mark Russell, Matt Taberner and Dr Sophie Killer
TIME3-3.30pm MONDAY 20 MAYAfternoon tea TUESDAY 21 MAAfternoon tea
TIME3.30-4.15pm MONDAY 20 MAYAthlete Q&A session
Robert Burrow
(Retired English Rugby League Footballer)
TUESDAY 21 MAAthlete Q&A session
Tom Bosworth
(British Race Walker)

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For more Sports Science Summit information

Email Professor Mark Russell: M.Russell@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Accommodation options

The Weetwood Hotel are offering discounted rates for all visitors to Leeds Trinity University. Please book by phone if you wish to receive the discount and state that you are attending an event at Leeds Trinity University (there is no discount available for online bookings).

Weetwood Hotel

Address: Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS16 5PS
Telephone: (International code 44) 0113 230 6000 or 0113 388 5718
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Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD, UK


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 Leeds Trinity University (UK) runs from May 20-22 2019. The Sports Science Summit above is included as part of this MHPS intensive program.

Semester 2 2019 applications for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport will open April 2019. For more information, email the high performance sport course coordinator, Dr Richard Johnston: Richard.Johnston@acu.edu.au.

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