Coping with the pandemic
Sports Performance Psychologist Aspire Academy, Doha, Qatar
A highly skilled BPS chartered Psychologist, HCPC registered with significant experience working with elite athletes in high performance environments.
Expert knowledge of utilizing psychology interventions to optimize performance, mental health and human potential. Experience in high performance change management and delivering innovative operational development solutions.
John has been involved in Performance coaching and education for the last 20 years, including working on the European PGA Golf tour with the likes of past Ryder cup captains Ian Woosnam, Philip Price, Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Paul Broadhurst to name a few.
He has helped golfer`s win majors and writes for the English Golf Union and British and Swiss Professional Golf Associations.
Senior Director Coaching & Athlete Development, Sport Singapore
Troy Engle serves as the primary sports specialist of the Sport Development Group of Sport Singapore, having led the National Program of Academies and Clubs for Sport Singapore and spearheaded the design of the Republic’s Children and Youth sport framework since January 2019.
Troy was concept-designer and the first Director of Coach SG, a holistic program of professional development for sport coaches in Singapore designed to create sport leaders of character which was launched in 2016.
He is currently Director of Coach Development at the Singapore Sports Institute since August 2014. Engle has served on the Sports Technical Committee for World Para Athletics since 2011 and is currently Chairman of World Para Athletics as the sport heads into Tokyo.
He also a member of the International Council on Coaching Excellence and currently serves on global taskforces Para Sport Coaching and the Task Force on Coaching Integrity and Value-Based Coaching.
Pandelela was born in a small Bidayuh village called Kupuo Jugan in Bau, Sarawak. An active child, Pandelela along with her 3 other siblings were active and nature-loving. An adventurous and thrill-seeking child, Pandelela bravely jumped from a 5m platform and caught the attention of a coach.
At the age of 7 years old, she was selected as a State diver and went to Bukit Jalil Sports School, in 2018 graduated from the University of Malaya with a degree in Sports Management Science.
Pandelela has now collected over 30 awards in both national and international sport competitions notably Bronze in the 2012 London Olympics and Silver at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.
Pandelela was the first Malaysian female athlete to win a medal at the Olympics in 2012 in London and the first athlete outside of Badminton to win an Olympic medal.
Head, Strength & Endurance Sports
Sports Performance Division
National Sports Institute (ISN)
Head of Strength and Endurance sports (e.g., athletics, cycling, weightlifting, ice skating, triathlon, and sport climbing) at the National Sports Institute of Malaysia.
Jad has travelled to a variety of major global events including the Asian Winter Games, Asian championships, Commonwealth championships, Southeast Asian Games, World Junior Championships, to name a few, as a Sports Performance Scientist and/or Strength and Conditioning coach.
He has presented his scientific works at prestigious events such as the ACSM meeting and NSCA conference. He has authored and co-authored >20 scientific articles in international journals and proceedings, and is also a reviewer of several top journals in Sports Science and Medicine.
Head Malaysian Track Cycling Coach “Sacrifices for Performance: A Coach’s Perspective
John comes from a third-generation cycling family which started with his grandfather – a very handy cyclist who held the 100-mile world record holder in the early part of the 19th century. His other family members were very good cyclists too including his uncles and father. John Beasley’s father was a champion cyclist who raced in Europe in 1952 and 1955, both times got a start in the Tour de France for the Luxembourg team, in those days there were no trade teams, just countries, along with many other European races, and the world road championships.
John Beasley started as a rider when he was fifteen till twenty-two. He started work in the family bike shop business that is still operating today which is 100 years old. John Beasley got into coaching through people coming in the shop asking how they could get involved in cycle racing. His wife really started with a group of young women and from there it grew and so did his love and passion for coaching.
Head Coach of Sarawak Cycling Team
Majlis Sukan Negeri
Josiah Ng is a retired Malaysian professional track cyclist turned speaker & mentor for “Unstoppable” coaching program; a coach; a tech entrepreneur and brand advocate for Sports Empowered Sdn Bhd.
He is the first Malaysian cyclist to have made it into the top 6 finalists at an Olympics three times Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
Josiah is acknowledged to have put Malaysia on the map as one of the country’s best at developing world class track cyclists.
He still remains active in the sport closest to his heart after retirement and continues to guest ride at cycling events – commentates cycling competitions, currently he is head coach for a Malaysian state cycling team and Strength & Conditioning coach for the Malaysia MotoGP national riders.
Sports Dietitian, Sports Nutrition Academy
Tania is a Certified Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with more than 6-years’ experience working with elite athletes.
Tania is dedicated towards the development and well-being of the national athletes. She provided nutrition services for the Malaysian team during the Singapore South East Asian Games in 2015 and was the lead dietitian for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Her role involved counselling/monitoring/educating athletes on optimal nutrition for training and competition, recovery foods, meal planning, body composition and weight management, hydration, travelling nutrition and supplementation/antidoping.
She is also the Sports Nutrition Course educator at International Medical University (Malaysia) and Taipei Medical University (Taiwan).
Physiologist – High Performance Sport New Zealand
When Stephen was growing up in Motueka at the top of the South Island, he dreamed of representing his country, like most young men growing up in New Zealand playing rugby and cricket and channeled that passion into studying Sports Science at University of Waikato.
Although still finalizing his thesis, the research and relationships built with athletes, coaches and teams have informed his work with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ).
Stephen’s PhD research at Waikato University is focused on heat management strategies, including how athletes prepare to perform in the heat and cooling strategies for training and competing in hot conditions.
During the Tokyo Olympics, Stephen worked closely as part of a three-person Preparation and Recovery team, which included a Nutritionist and a Strength and Conditioning coach.
Senior Lecturer – Human Performance
Research Associate – Adams Centre for High Performance, Waikato University
Originally from Rotorua, Martyn is a lecturer in Health, Sport and Human Performance at the University of Waikato based at the Adams Centre for High Performance in Tauranga.
Martyn has extensive experience working with a range of sports spanning from development athletes right through to Olympic and Paralympic medalists and World Record holders.
He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles with the majority of these papers relating to the physiology of recovery, strength training, and caffeine to enhance performance.
Martyn also has a special interest in the non-image forming effect of light of human health and well-being.
Martyn maintains numerous international collaborations, including researchers in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, France, Wales, UK, and Malaysia.
Physical Performance Coach
John Kobiela is a High-Performance Coach / Strength and Conditioning coach with experience in the private sector and professional sport.
John has been in the industry for 17 years, working with a vast array of athletes with a focus in football (soccer). An ambitious coach with a growth mindset, John has worked in 3 different countries including representing two different national teams in Asia.
This includes Head of Physical Performance and Rehabilitation for Ratchaburi Mithrphol FC in Thailand before returning to Melbourne to work with a Semi Professional football team.
|Arrival/Log In of participants|
|Ice Breaking Session|
Ben Ibrahim – Moderator
Media & Sports Consultant
YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
Ministry of Youth & Sports & Tourism
Coping with the Pandemic
Peak Performance: Athletes in the Zone For Sport
Dr. John Pates
Sports Performance Psychologist
Follow Govt Rate
|A Malaysian Sports Government’s Perspective||TBC|
|Break Sponsors’ advertisement|
|Plenary||How Sport Singapore coped with Covid-19?|
Director of Coaching & Athlete Development
|Athletes training strategies and their impact during the COVID-19: A worldwide study|
Jad Adrian Washif
Head of Strength and Endurance sports, High Performance Division
|1:05pm Lunch break|
|Plenary||Science of Cooling Athletes for Hot Conditions: High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) : Tokyo 2021|
Dr Martyn Beavan
Senior Lecturer – Human Performance Waikato University
|Plenary||Coping with the Pandemic – Dietary Habits for Performance & Wellbeing|
Tania Lee Xu Yar
|Panel||Consisted of speakers above||Ben Ibrahim|
Arrival/Log in of participants
Developing & Harnessing a Winning Mindset
Josiah Ng OLY
Head Coach Sarawak Cycling MSN
Mode of Recovery, Communicating, Monitoring Athletes Injury Adaptation during Pandemic program management
Teabreak Sponsors’ video/Feedback Form/Questions
Challenges Faced by coach, communicating with athletes, time management, motivation for the athletes.
John Kobiela OZ
“Sacrifices for Performance”
An Athletes and Coaches Perspective
Dato Muhammad Azizulhasni bin Awang
Malaysian professional track cyclist
Head Malaysian Track Cycling Coach
Diary of an Olympian
1.Athletes – Motivation without competition
2.Training with limited resources
Session with their coach
Success story/Case study
Q&A, Way Forward & Wrapping up Day 2 speakers
Ben & Panel Interaction
Performance Lifestyle & Webinar Wrap up (2 days)
(Participators Questions to Panel)
Finish with Q&A
Group Photo with everyone
3:00 Pm End
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