The concept of Leaders in Performance was first developed after the inaugural Leaders in Football in 2008. Following a series of consultations with key stakeholders that attended, it was identified that several performance-related themes could be developed further for future conferences. By bringing together the key people involved in achieving sporting excellence – elite coaches, managers, sporting directors, technical directors, performance directors – Leaders in Performance was created.

Leaders in Performance was officially launched on the 8th October 2009. Bringing together 200+ senior international sports practitioners from the world of football, rugby, cricket, tennis, Olympic sports, US sports, and many more, this 1 day conference was themed around the major factors for sporting success. Presentations and panels covered ‘winning mentalities’, athlete development, talent identification, mental and physical conditioning, sports science, sports nutrition, and analysis of elite performance. To find out more about Leaders in Performance 2009, please click here.

Leaders in Performance 2010 returned alongside Leaders in Football and Leaders in Sponsorship, with an expanded conference programme for over 280 senior performance professionals from 25 countries and 22 different sports, to share knowledge and expertise. To find out more about Leaders in Performance 2010, please click here.

Leaders in Performance 2011 reached another milestone with the event expanded over 2 days. Sessions were diversified to incorporate some of the most senior performance talent worldwide across a wide range of sports including football, basketball, cycling, cricket and baseball, sharing their vision on talent identification, athlete development, analysis, coaching, mental/physical conditioning, and organisational behaviour. The conference also included 2 specific master-class sessions focussing on strength & conditioning and sports medicine.

To find out more about Leaders in Performance 2011 please click here.

Leaders in Performance 2012 was extremely successful and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with over 81% declaring it the best forum for discussing techniques and ideas for the pursuit of sporting excellence. The conference began with a fascinating insight into team culture from Stuart Lancaster and featured top-class speakers throughout the two days, from the likes of Cricket South Africa, NASA, McLaren F1 and the Royal Marines to name but a few.

To view the 2012 event review, please click here.
To download the official Leaders Sport Summit 2012 event guide please click here.