When: 20 – 21 September 2018

Where: Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town  

Summit Rate Only: R1 200

Summit & Online Short Course Exclusive Rate: R2 200


20-21 September 2018
Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town


The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) will play host to the 4th Schools Sports Summit, from 20-21 September 2018. The two-day conference unites industry leaders and decision makers from around the country, while it is specifically designed to provide relevant discussions, exclusive scientific insights and unrivalled networking opportunities for educators, coaches, parents, sport directors and co-coordinators.

In its short history, the Summit hosted over 250 different schools from across the country and provided 518 delegates access to 63 education sessions from some of the pioneers on the South African schools’ sports landscape. Having covered a broad range of pressing topics, this year’s event promises to take the conversation further and provide a detailed view of global youth sport and physical education innovations to help promote health and physical activity. Another hallmark of the Summit is the line-up of local and international leading minds, while gathering relevant case studies to inspire delegates and stimulate debate in an interactive setting.

Please note: Seats are limited and running out so book NOW to avoid disappointment. 

For more information contact Ebrahim Moerat on +27 76 313 6540 or



Day 1  
09h00 Welcome
09h10 Lessons learned from the evolution of American youth sport for school sport in South Africa
10h00 The influence of maturity status on talent identification and development
10h45 Tea
11h15 Technical skill training: How to optimize learning during training sessions to ensure optimum transfer to competition
12h00 Announcement coming Soon!
12h40 Creating a high performance offering at government school level
13h20 Lunch
14h00 Case Study: Innovation against the odds
14h40 Readiness for learning skills and competing in youth sport
15h20 Announcement coming Soon!
16h00 Close of day
Day 2  
09h30 Key principles of principles of periodisation and monitoring 
10h10 Motivation basics and strategies for youth athletes
10h50 Tea
11h20 Fundamental movement skills
12h00 Dynamics of primary school sports – where should we be going?
12h40 Winning with kids


We are proud to announce Dr Robin Vealey of Miami University, USA as the first of our Key Note Speakers for the Schools Sport Summit 2018.

Robin Vealey, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health at Miami University in Ohio. She has dedicated nearly her entire adult life to youth sports, whether as a coach, administrator, educator, researcher or consultant.

Robin is internationally known for her research on the psychological aspects of youth sport and coaching effectiveness. She has authored three books including “Best practice for youth sport”, won several professional awards throughout her academic career, and was named a fellow by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Robin is a certified consultant in sport psychology and is on the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. She currently enjoys playing golf and remains active in various sports as a consultant for youth athletes and teams.

For the Schools Sport Summit, Robin will share her knowledge and expertise on:
• Lessons Learned from the Evolution of American Youth Sport for School Sport in South Africa
• Readiness for Learning Skills and Competing in Youth Sport
• Motivation Basics and Strategies for Youth Athletes

Exclusive short course offer for Summit delegates:

Pay R2 200 and get an entry to the Schools Sport Summit PLUS one online course offered by SSISA valued at R3 790.

Offer valid until 31 July 2018.

Below is a list of the short courses you can choose from. 

For more information on the SSISA Short Courses visit The SSISA Education Hub



Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town


Contact Ebrahim on +27 76 313 6540 or