Category: 2013 CONFERENCE
Written by SMG
INVITATION FROM THE PRESIDENT
On behalf of the ASCA I’m happy to extend this invitation to attend the 2013 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning to be held Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November.
This is the first time the ASCA has hosted the event in Melbourne, and what better venue than the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG’s rich sporting history and modern conference facilities make it an ideal location for our Conference, allowing us to continue to provide a relaxed and intimate learning environment with plenty of networking opportunities.
The Conference will deliver delegates knowledge and hands-on experience with the latest in strength and conditioning research, theory, technology and practise. The 2013 speaker set is at the cutting edge of the industry, and will present across a diverse range of topics.
The Tactical Strength and Conditioning Australia (TSACA) stream will again feature as part of the broader Conference Program. This fascinating and fast growing specialist field will see trainers and coaches working with tactical operators sharing their unique experience and expertise.
The ASCA Conference is a unique opportunity to interact with the most highly engaged and forward thinking professionals, mentors and industry suppliers in the S & C community.
Special thanks to Conference Partner Edith Cowan University, whose ongoing support allows us to continue to deliver the first class experience that our delegates have come to expect.
I look forward to welcoming you in Melbourne.
Dr Daniel Baker
ABOUT the Conference and the ASCA
The ASCA is the professional development body for strength and conditioning coaches in Australia, representing over 6000 accredited strength and conditioning coaches of athletes and teams from school and club levels through to Olympic and professional levels.
The annual Conference will enter its ninth consecutive year in 2013 and is renowned throughout the Australian and International strength and conditioning communities for bringing together the best presenters and most relevant, up-to-the-minute topics, including practical hands-on workshops.
The 2012 Conference saw the launch of the ASCA’s new Tactical Strength and Conditioning Australia host of programs; TSACA is designed specifically for the unique needs of tactical operators eg: fire-fighters, police and soldiers. This highly specialised area of strength and conditioning training will continue at the 2013 Conference.
For the fourth consecutive year the ASCA is pleased to partner with major event sponsor Edith Cowan University (ECU) to put together a successful Conference.
The Conference will feature Keynote Presentations, Practical Workshops and Roundtable Sessions. The carefully selected speakers are at the forefront of research and training for athletic performance.
The ASCA is pleased to welcome the following dynamic and exciting presenters in 2013, from Australia and abroad, who will be covering topics designed to place delegates at the cutting edge of strength and conditioning theory and practice:
||Round Table Discussions
|UKSCA - TBC
||Prof. Rob Newton
|NSCA - TBC
||Dr Greg Haff PhD
||Dr Gary Slater
||Dr Harry Brennan
||Dr Jay Dawes PhD
||Dr Greg Wilson PhD
The Conference Program in 2013 will consist of a FULL 3 DAYS and will commence at 9am on Friday 8 November and conclude at 3:30pm on Sunday 10 November.
General Conference Registration will include:
- Attendance to all Conference sessions (3 Days)
(inclusive of specialist workshop Friday, keynote presentations, lectures, practical workshops, TSACA presentations and roundtable discussions)
- Registration Materials (handbook, lanyard etc)
- Entry to Trade Show
- Weekend long entry to National Sports Museum
- Refreshment breaks and lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Welcome Cocktails on Friday 8 November
- Conference Gala Dinner on Saturday 9 November
Conference Registration does not include accommodation or travel costs. Conference Travel Provider Flight Centre Active Travel has provided discounted delegate travel and accommodation options which are outlined in the attached documentation.
The ASCA Conference allows strength and conditioning professionals to network and interact in a relaxed and intimate environment. General registration includes Conference social events including the Friday Welcome Cocktails and Saturday Gala Dinner. Extra tickets are available to these events should delegates wish to bring a guest.
The ASCA Conference Trade Show brings together a variety of Industry Suppliers. Delegates are able to sample the latest that these suppliers have to offer, including nutritional supplements, training equipment, sports technology, and more.
Registrations can be made online, via fax, phone or mail. Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cheques, money orders and credit cards will be accepted and must be made in Australian dollars.
The ASCA will confirm your registration by mail within 7 working days of receipt of payment.
Please contact: Leanne Currell
or Katie Hoy
with any queries.
“I wanted to congratulate you on a sensational conference. I had a great time in, and out of the sessions, and thought the atmosphere was again excellent.”
Western Force Strength and Conditioning Coach - RugbyWA
“The Conference was one of the best run I have ever been to, and I have been to many. The atmosphere was excellent.”
Co-Director & Head Therapist – Injuries West
“Just another note to say thank you for a great conference and also thank you for all your support Really appreciate it. It is really a highlight of the year for me, hope I keep getting a chance to get back for it!”
Physical Performance Manager – Adelaide Crows Football Club