ND-ACU Human Performance Summit 2019

The Performance Team Puzzle

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA)
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019

Bringing together leaders in high performance sport and athlete management.

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Summit Schedule

Time Friday 21/06/2019 Saturday 22/06/2019
Time7:00am  Friday 21/06/2019Workout Saturday 22/06/2019Workout
Time8:30am - 10:30am  Friday 21/06/2019ALTIS Performance Therapy
Dr. Jas Randhawa
Physical Therapist (ALTIS)
Jason Hettler
Strength and Power Coach (ALTIS)
Saturday 22/06/2019The Performance Team in College Sport - ND Mens Lacrosse
Mandy Merritt
Associate Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist (University of Notre Dame)
Kyle Skinner
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports (University of Notre Dame)
Marta Scechura
Sports Nutrition Assistant Director (University of Notre Dame)
TimeOn the Couch
Dr Jas Randhawa and Jason Hettler 
Friday 21/06/2019On the Couch
Many Merrit, Kyle Skinner, Marta Scechura & Coach Kevin Corrigan
Time10:30am  - 12:00pm Friday 21/06/2019Building a Performance Team
Dr David Martin
Director, Performance Research and Development
(Philadelphia 76ers)
Teena Murray
Senior Director of Athlete Health and Performance
(Sacramento Kings)
Saturday 22/06/2019USA Ski and Snowboard High Performance
Tara Fontenot
Physical Therapist (USA Ski and Snow Team)
Mathew Vose (USA Ski and Snow Team)
Mike Ramirez (USA Ski and Snow Team) 
TimeOn the Couch
Dr David Martin, Teena Murray &
Mike Harrity - Senior Associate Athletics Director (University of Notre Dame) 
Friday 21/06/2019On the Couch
Tara Fontenot, Mathew Vose, Mike Ramirez &
Dr Jeremy Shepard
Time12:00 - 1:00 pm  Friday 21/06/2019Lunch  Saturday 22/06/2019Lunch 
Time1:00 - 3:00pm Friday 21/06/2019Practical - Putting the pieces together in a post-injury situation.
ND Performance Staff.
Saturday 22/06/2019Using S.P.O.R.T. to Develop Skill
Prof. Damian Farrow
Umpire Coaching and Innovation Manager (AFL) &
Professor of Skill Acquisition (IHES, Victoria University)
Time3:00 - 5:00pm Friday 21/06/2019Integrating innovation into the daily training environment
Dr Jeremy Sheppard
Sport Science & Medicine Lead
(Canada Ski & Snowboard)
Dr Grant Duthie
Senior Lecturer (ACU)
Saturday 22/06/2019Injury management - from pre-screening to return to play
Dr. Teddy Willsey
Physical Therapist (Healthy Baller)
Matt Boyd
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Co-Founder (Healthy Baller)
Dr Jack Hickey
Lecturer (ACU)
TimeOn the Couch
Dr Jeremy Sheppard and Dr Grant Duthie & Mike Watts (Under Armour) 
Friday 21/06/2019On the Couch
Dr Teddy Willsey, Matt Boydm & Dr Jack Hickey 
Time5:00 - 6:30pm  Friday 21/06/2019Incorporating strategies to optimise adaptation
A/Prof Shona Halson
Senior Lecturer (ACU)
Professor Jacqueline Berning (University of Colorado)
Notre Dame Strength Coach
Saturday 22/06/2019Case Study : Southampton FC Performance Team
Matt Sayce
Lead Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach
(Southhampton FC)
Iain Brunnschweiler
Coach Development Manager
(Southhampton FC) 
TimeOn The Couch
A/Prof Shona Halson,  Prof Jacqueline Berning, ND Strength Coach
Friday 21/06/2019On the Couch
Matt Sayce and Lian Brunnschweiler 
Time7:00pm  Friday 21/06/2019Conference Dinner
with Guest Speaker Col. Joseph Coale
Saturday 22/06/2019Conference Dinner

Download 2019 Summit Schedule (PDF, 541KB)

Summit details

Earlybird options (until 21 May 2019)

General entry payment option: USD $250
Alumni payment option: USD $200
Student payment option*: USD $150

Payment options (from 21 May 2019)

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.


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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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: http://www.mysouthshoreline.com/. (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.

Email Mr Jordan Webb: jwebb4@nd.edu (University of Notre Dame) or Associate Professor Stuart Cormack: stuart.cormack@acu.edu.au (Australian Catholic University)


University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana 46556, USA


Master of High Performance Sport at Australian Catholic University

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 21-23 2019. The Human Performance Summit above is included as part of this MHPS intensive program.

Download 2018 Intensive Week Schedule as an example (PDF 78KB)

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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