The Premier Conference for the Mountain Sports Training Professional
Mountain-Con 2022 – UPDATE
We’re back! Mountain-Con 2022 is coming up soon!
Fast Performance is excited to announce the arrival of Mountain-Con 2022. Mtn-Con has set the standard for continuing education in the field of Strength and Conditioning with High-level subject matter experts, presenting on cutting-edge topics in an intimate and social setting. We limit the number of attendees to provide the opportunity to, not only hear and see their practicals and presentations, but also get to know them outside of the classroom and ask questions in a 1-1 setting.
Past attendees have been overwhelmed by the personal interaction between fellow professionals at Mtn-Con. The opportunity to network between speakers, sponsors, practitioners and professionals have led to strategic partnerships, business advancement, employment and friendships across the industry of Strength and Conditioning.
We kept the on-site attendees number at 20 to provide for a truly personal experience. This is done on a first-come, first-served basis, so click the links to sign-up today!
Inspiring Presentations, Workshops, and Discussions
Mountain-Con is an event for sport performance professionals looking to learn, network and collaborate on concepts that provide best possible performance outcomes for the mountain sport athlete and general population clients.
Mountain-Con provides attendees access to information from the most highly acclaimed sport performance professionals in the industries of physiology, strength and conditioning, performance psychology, nutrition and altitude/sea level performance.
We will only be allowing a maximum of 20 live attendees to the event in order to keep the group size intimate and allow for exchanges of ideas and concepts through:
- Round-table discussions and social events.
- Valuable Networking Opportunities with Sponsors, Presenters and Fellow Industry Professionals in a fun, engaging and intimate setting!
“An Educational Thrill-Ride to the Summit of Mt. Everest“
Join explorer and host, Alex Harz, on an educational thrill-ride to the Top of the World with a special screening of the new ‘THE QUEST xxx’ documentary, followed by an exclusive filmmaker Q&A.
Currently, Alex is engaged in a new immersive series called ‘THE QUEST’, which is designed to take a global audience on an epic “educational thrill-ride” to reveal amazing “rarely seen” stories from the most captivating places on earth. He spent 63 days on production in Nepal filming the initial installments of ‘THE QUEST’ in 2D as well as one-of-a-kind 1st-person Virtual Reality all the way to the summit of Mt. Everest (29,032 feet / 8849 meters). These 1st editions of the series, ‘THE QUEST: Nepal’ Documentary, ‘THE QUEST: Everest’ Documentary and ‘THE QUEST: Everest VR’ Experience, are extraordinary journeys to deeper understand + climb the most iconic mountain in the world, Everest, and to unveil the fascinating culture, history and nature of Nepal.
Coach Jeremy M Sheppard
PhD, CSCS, NSCA Coach Emeritus
Jeremy Sheppard is the Health & Athletic Performance Director for Canada Snowboard, and coaching staff member of Canada’s Slopestyle Snowboard program. Prior to this role he worked as Sport Science Manager and Head of S&C for Surfing Australia, and Coach/Sport Scientist roles with Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, and Australian Volleyball Federation. His consultancies have included teams in the National Football League, National Rugby League, and Australian Football League, as well as organizations Nike, Hurley, and bespoke sport-tech and sport-apparel start-ups. As a curious coach, Jeremy has pursued a part-time effort into research partnerships, and as a result he is an adjunct Professor at University of Victoria (Canada), Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University (Australia), and has contributed to the publication of >100 research manuscripts, 18 text-book chapters, and a breadth of research grants and awards. He lives in the village of Pemberton, British Columbia with his wife Tracey and son Jake, pursuing their passions of snowboarding, surfing, bowhunting, and conservation of wild places.
“Finding the Signal amongst the Noise”: achieving purposeful S&C training in action sports:
Compared with any tactical field sport (e.g. football, baseball) or first past the line sport (e.g. Track and Field), action sports can appear as chaos, and how to physically prepare these athletes in a meaningful way can be a mystery. Yet, the performers in these sports are athletes, and as an S&C coach you most certainly can objectively help them with performance, injury avoidance, as well as longevity and quality of life. This presentation will showcase several principles behind a training approach for action sports athletes, using Coach Sheppard’s experience with elite surfing and snowboarding as the context.
Key Presentation Highlights:
- Understanding the importance of a performance model, and how to align your preparation to make a performance difference.
- How to marry your curiosity & creativity, with objectivity, to create performance models in action sports.
- Integrating specialty and specialist input to broaden the impact of your performance team.