THINK CRITICALLY…ACT REFLECTIVELY
Interdisciplinary approaches to defining the potential of sport and physical activity
to address the challenges facing sustainable development in Africa
The Centre for Human Performance Science at Stellenbosch University provides leadership and support for projects and activities that are focused on finding innovative applications of sport and physical activity research to meet the diverse needs of the people of South Africa. The Centre strives to complement Stellenbosch University’s vision of excellence by providing a structure that systematically increases collaboration, cooperation, synergy and joint ventures within the University as well as with public and private institutions and corporate partners.
“Our vision for our country and continent is a future free from poverty, where the human dignity of all people is protected, where our social and ecological systems are healthy, and where peace, security and democracy are safeguarded. THE HOPE PROJECT puts into action the University’s commitment to play a role in working for such a country, such a continent, such a world.”
Prof. H. Russel Botman
Rector and Vice-Chancellor
WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT (DCAS) AND STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
Science, Technology and Sport Conference
Translation to Coaching Practices for High Performance Sport and
Sport Talent Identification
March 12, 13 and 14, 2014
The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be holding its 2014 annual conference in partnership with Stellenbosch University. The conference is presented specifically for coaches and administrators who work in high performance sport and/or talent identification programmes. The purpose of the conference is to provide an overview of various ways in which science and technology can be applied to help them meet the challenges of developing the sporting abilities of the athletes in the Western Cape.
The Conference is presented in four sessions. The first session is a practical workshop (Wednesday afternoon) in which the uses of sport technology to support on-field training will be demonstrated. Sessions 2 (Thursday) and 3 (Friday) provide each of the four universities in the Province with the opportunity to share their views about current applications of science and sport technology for high performance and talent development programmes.
Location: The practical workshop will be held at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, and the formal presentations (Sessions 2, 3 and 4) will be held at STIAS (The Wallenberg Conference Centre on the Stellenbosch University campus). Maps available on request from email@example.com