The Evolution of the Athlete Conference

I am honored to have the opportunity to present at this conference in Queensland this June. Just in case any of you are in Australia at the time drop in.

Football codes unite for conference
The best scientific and technical minds of Australia’s four biggest football codes will unite at an inaugural conference in June at the University of Queensland. (4-6 June 2007).

World Renowned strength and conditioning expert Vern Gambetta will lead a stellar cast of presenters at the 3 day event which will include well known local identities including Queensland Reds and former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones and Brisbane Lions coach Leigh Matthews.

“The Evolution of the Athlete” will focus on coach education and athlete development in AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer, and has been made possible through a partnership with UQ SPORT, UQ Rugby Academy and the UQ School of Human Movements (HMS).

Keynote speaker Vern Gambetta Vern has helped many athletes and teams to the top of their game including the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, the ’98 US Mens World Cup soccer team and Monica Seles.

Mr Gambetta can’t wait to tap into the latest ideas being trialled in Australia and to present some of his own research and methods.

“I believe in sharing knowledge and stimulating discussion” said Gambetta.

“The more we can collaborate between coaches and academics to help direct their research, the more exciting results we’ll get’.

Brisbane Lions coach Leigh Matthews will treat delegates to an insight into his day and how he took a team to three premierships in a row.

UQ’s leading Sports psychologist, Dr Cliff Mallet will present some of the most cutting edge research into elite team psychology and motivational secrets!!!

Delegates will be educated in the areas of long term athlete development, skill acquisition, decision making and coach development over three days of intensive programming.

Practical sessions delivered by leading skill acquisition and athlete development will be incorporated into each day’s program for each code for hands-on learning experiences.

If you are interested in getting involved go to www.eoaconference.com.au


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