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VALD Online Workshop Series

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Online Workshop Series

30+ Presentations, Webinars and Virtual Round Tables Delivered Weekly

Panels and Presentations from 40+ World Leading Practitioners and Researchers

1000+ Participants from Major Sporting Leagues including the EPL, MLS, NBA, NFL, AFL, NRL, Olympic Committees and more.


Join us and a global network of performance professionals

Unprecedented times call for creative solutions.

The VALD Online Workshop Series is a FREE resource that aims to provide a virtual forum that facilitates creative discussions and enables practitioners to share best practices, ideas and experiences around high performance. 

This series of online workshops will feature some of the world's foremost experts in performance and rehabilitation who will provide practitioners informative strategies on how to build performance and resilience in athletes.

Round Tables*

Key Takeaways

New Research

On-Demand Videos

Live Presentations

What you can expect... 

*Round table sessions will be held twice a week and are hosted by Selwyn Griffith, Brisbane Lions Performance CoachAs spots are limited, you are required to register for each round table session.

Discuss industry trends and performance strategies with a closed group of professional practitioners from around the world.

Leading voices in performance and rehabilitation deliver strategies on how to build stronger, more resilient athletes.

Notes and presentation summaries available for download after every workshop and round table discussion.

Available for on-demand viewing, access all presentations and research.

New insights from leading Australian researchers on injury risk in female field athletes.

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Accelerated Hamstring
Reconditioning Strategies

Available Presentations

More Upcoming Presentation Topics

Performance monitoring and problem solving for the college athlete

29 May 2020

Rehabilitation Philosophies

Tim ParhamRehabilitation Coordinator, 

Arsenal F.C.

A Monitoring Framework to Improve Decision Making in Elite Sprinters

Matt Thome, Performance and Innovation Manager, Altis

The Impact of Lock Down on Training Strategies

ForcePlate Integration into Performance Sports

3 June 2020

Using data to make decisions

3 June 2020

Strategies to optimise data collection and management

Accelerating Performance
for Game Demands


Preparing Athletes to Return to Sport: 
A Change of Perspective

Jay De MayoHead Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Richmond

A strategic and practical approach to athlete preparation in a condensed preseason

Nick PotterDirector of High Performance and Sports Science, Duke Basketball

Micro-cycles and Menstrual Cycles

Matthew BourneGriffith University

Clare Minahan, Griffith University

Over 40 hours of presentations, panels and webinars 

Featuring >60 performance & health experts


3 June 2020

Injury Surveillance: IRFU Special

Rod Mcloughlin, 
Medical Director

Phil Glasgow, 
Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Nicol Van Dyk
Injury Surveillance and Medical Research Officer

Protecting the health and performance of elite players - perspectives from the IRFU

Nick Winkelman, 
Head of Athletic Performance

Bob Alejo, 
Senior Associate Athletics Director for Performance and Student-Athlete Welfare, California State University Northridge

Patrick Ward,
Research and Development at the Seattle Seahawks

Integrated Approach to Performance Processes

Matt DeLancey, 
Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning,
University of Florida.

New Release

Preparation and Performance in a Condensed Schedule

Richard Johnston
Lecturer, Australian Catholic University

Paul Tofari
Lecturer, Australian Catholic University

Presentation topics include:

Featuring presentations from some of the foremost thought leaders in performance sport, including Clive Brewer, Nick Winkelman, Matthew Delancy, Bob Alejo, Patrick Ward, Peter Catteeu, Anita Sirotic, Nicol Van Dyk and more..

Join the multidisciplinary performance team from the UFC Performance Institute at Shang hai. Lead by Joseph Coyne, these presentations provide a comprehensive overview of the UFC's performance processes.

What is the difference between a professional team and a high performance team? In this series we ask various thought leaders on how they create successful, high performance cultures.

Five workshop videos exploring the latest research, trends and training methodologies for female athletes. This includes brand new research conducted out of Griffith University in Australia.

Three best practice discussions on how to manage college athletes during a shortened pre-season. Key takeaways from these series to help your athletes safely return to sport.

Performance Processes and Data Management

UFC Performance Special

Leadership Special

Female Athlete Series

College Athlete Series

Blood Flow Restriction in Sport

Leading researchers are interviewed to understand the impact of Blood Flow Restriction on the elite athlete population.

Shoulder Monitoring Journey

Special presentation from Ben Ashworth, Director of Performance at Sparta Prague and creator of the ASH Test.

Accelerating Performance in a Condensed Period

Join Blake Mclean, Billy Hulin and David Howarth as they debate the most effective strategies to not only safely return your athlete to game demands, but to do it effectively.

Performance Philosophies

Reflections from Tim Parham, the Rehabilitation Coordinator for Arsenal F.C.

Olympic Special Series

We interview various sports coaches and practitioners who were in the midst of preparing athletes for the 2020 Olympics. See what strategies they've taken to maintain athlete performance.

Hamstring Injury Special

Special Presentations from Jack Hickey, Selwyn Griffith, Steve Barret and Alex Calder on managing hamstring injuries in elite athletes.

Force Plate Integration into Sport

We've collated some of the best presentations from leading practitioners such as Phil Graham Smith, Dan Cohen, David Howarth, John Wagle and more to explore the application of Force Plates into elite sport.

Fatigue in Team Sports: Considerations for Measurement and Decision Making

Tannath Scott
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New England, New South Wales Rugby League

BFR Application in Rehab for Elite Athletes

Nathan HironymousHead Physical Therapist 
Houston Dynamo

Velocity Based Training: Practical Applications and Recommendations

Dr Jonathon Weakly
Lecturer at Australian Catholic University and
Adjunct Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University

Alex CalderHead of Sports Science 
Houston Dynamo

ACLs in Private Practice

David Spithill
Head Physiotherapist VFLW 
Essendon Football Club

Hamstring Injury Prevention in Football

Nick van der Horst
Sports Physiotherapist KNVB 
/ PhD Football Medicine