Building Stronger Athletes by Breaking the Rules Webinar

Building Stronger Athletes by Breaking the Rules Webinar

Building Stronger Athletes by Breaking the Rules Webinar

If you've ever had to repeat yourself over and over, then your current strategy to coach isn't going to work. We need to recognise that the best athletes fail, the best athletes don't listen, and best athletes break all the rules. Athletes only become the best by exceeding boundaries, so as a coach we need to embrace chaos and foster environments that support this.

I will discuss the differences identified between male and female sporting environments, challenges faced in each environment, and follow this up by providing strategies to foster environments that support chaos (rather than control) to improve athlete performance. Similar strategies can also be used in rehabilitation environments.

This presentation provides development opportunities for ESSA professionals to build on current evidence-based practice around programming for the athlete, to programming a supportive environment that allows athletes to provide input and control their own training. This webinar expands on the quote "the best program is the one the athlete completes." The presentation supports the ESSA Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice by presenting leadership tactics that support semi-professional coaches and athletes that have jobs, families, play more than one sport, and might travel 2 hours to training with late nights. 

Presented by Mr Kurt Vogel, AES, ASpS2

Kurt is a Physical Performance Coach for athletes and teams across a variety of sports, in addition to working at USQ in the Sport and Exercise Science department. He has worked purposefully in over 20 different sports from amateur to elite and professional across multiple nations and is currently undertaking a research degree, investigating the influence of the menstrual cycle on maximal strength and speed in female athletes. His current focus in sport involves developing systems to enhance the presence of physical performance coaches and physical development systems in female sports. He has been recognised for his coaching achievements in sport, being awarded 2016 ESSA Sport Scientist of the Year, and 2020 ASCA Performance Development Coach of the Year. 


Thursday, 10 February 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm  AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
  10:30am - 12:00pm
  11:00am - 12:30pm
  11:30am - 1:00pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  9:00am - 10:30am

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member
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Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager. 



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Registration for this professional development will close at 10:00am AEDT on Thursday,  10 February 2022.
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