As a parent myself one of the most important things to me is who I let my children play, associate with and learn from? One of the unique features of the AFL High Performance Camp is the highly qualified elite coaches that will be looking after your sons/daughters and athletes. I thought you’d be interested to know who will be coaching your sons and daughters at the AFL High Performance Training Camp and provide you with a little of their background information who they are and what they have achieved.

Joey Hayes has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s leading, innovative and most successful strength and conditioning specialists. Athletes have proclaimed Joey to be their secret weapon, and a catalyst behind their results and success. He has been featured on Fox Footy, Channel, 7, 9 and 10, The Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin and ABC Radio. His training programs have resulted in World Records, World Championship Medallions, Commonwealth Games Medals, Grand Final Premiership Glory, Junior athletes procured by Professional Sporting Teams and numerous athletes achieving Life-Time Personal Bests! He has authored 6 manuals and produced 10 DVD’s that have been sold around the world. He has attained the highest level of qualifications in the strength and conditioning field as a Level 3 Elite Strength and Conditioning Coach and was one of the youngest to obtain his Masters Degree in Exercise Science specialising in Strength and Conditioning for Elite Athletes. Joey Hayes has dedicated his life to developing elite athletes. He has travelled the globe to seek out the best training methods, techniques, drills and coaches so his athletes have the advantage over their competition. Click the link here for info about Joey.

Click the Video Below to See and Hear Professional Athletes Reveal Truth About Training with USP and Joey Hayes
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Coach X-Otherwise known as Kurt Tippett-Has spent 12 years at the coal face of professional AFL having played 180+ games; including multiple AFL Grand Finals and been his clubs leading goal kicker…He’s been headhunted by numerous AFL Clubs requesting his coaching services and lucky for the AFL High Performance Athletes he will be imparting his knowledge, experience and wisdom on the AFL Camp Tribe! Kurt has accepted a coaching role with the Gold Coast Suns AFL team for 2021.

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Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin celebrating a goal!

Victor Popov-Is one of Australia’s leading physiotherapists. He was the catalyst behind the Brisbane Lions AFL Premiership era elite medical staff in 2001-2004 and has worked privately for many Olympic level athletes as well as Tour De France and Olympic Gold Medal cyclists including Robbie McEwan and Stuart O’Grady. Boasting more than 30 years physio experience in the elite sporting sector-Victor Popov is reknowned as an iconoclast and someone who is at the cutting edge of rehabilitation and sports performance. He is credited with helping prolong Brisbane Lions legend Jonathan Browns AFL Career post concussion and was even praised by Brownlow medallist and Premiership player Jason Akermanis in his autobiography acknowledged as the most important person in the Brisbane Lions organisation. For more information about Victor Popov please click the link here:

Victor Popov treating Jason Akermanis during the Lions Premiership Years! Elite Physiotherapist Victor Popov was head hunted by Brisbane Lions AFL Coach Leigh Mathews to keep the Lions players on the field. His results speak for themselves. 4 Grand Finals 3 premierships and the lowest injury rates in the AFL. Excerpt taken from Jason Akermanis autobiography Aka The Battle Within!
Kurt Tippett with Elite Physiotherapist Victor Popov at The USP PIT Gymnasium in the off-season!

Amon Woulfe-is High Performance Mindset Coach to elite athletes and has worked with elite athletes and teams in the NRL, AFL, English Football League. His book “Missing in Action” explains why athletes going missing in the most critical moments and what coaches can do to get them back into the game!

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Jason Roebig, Tackling Wrestling Coach for Hawthorn Hawks, Melbourne Demons, Gold Coast Suns, Gold Coast Titans & the Australian Rugby League Team

Jason Roebig is the #1 tackling wrestling coach for elite AFL teams and professional rugby league teams!

The Enforcer otherwise known as Travis Marsham-is one of the elite coaches for our Strongman tribe. Formerly a professional AFL Scout for St Kilda. As a coach he has guided multiple senior teams to premierships in 2014-2015. And was the recipient of the AFL coach of the year award in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015. In 2008, whilst working with footballers in the TAC Cup he oversaw the development of 13 junior players to get drafted to AFL clubs. Travis is the owner of the P3 Sports and Recovery Centre located at Burleigh on the Gold Coast.

2017 AFL Draft Camp Participants Brayden Crossley (Drafted to GC Suns) and Harry Simington with Trav Marsham and Joey Hayes at the P3 Sports and Recovery Centre

Cat McNab-Is an Exercise Physiologist and one of 2 Level 3 Fascial Stretch Therapists in Australia. Having worked internationally throughout the USA and Canada-Cat has an Exercise Science Degree and a certificate in KNT and Animal Flow. Which ensures any athletes that are injured or requiring rehabilitation will be in great hands! Cat has worked with a plethora of USP Athletes and was also called upon to assist the international rules series held in Melbourne earlier this year. Cat has been one of USP Athletes secret weapons in their quest to stay injury free! For more information about Cat click the link here.

Cat McNab implementing the FST Protocols on recently drafted Gold Coast Suns AFL Player Brayden Crossley

Paul Michael-Is one of a handful of Functional Neurology based Physios in the world. He is leading the way in vision, reaction and co-ordination training and at the forefront of neuroscience techniques to optimise performance and prevent injuries for elite athletes. In fact, Paul was sharing these methodologies with the NRL Premiership Team The Melbourne Storm in August this year. The techniques he is using are relatively new in Australia, but will be common place in 5-10 years:)

Paul Michael, Joey Hayes and Gold Coast Suns Academy 2017 Draft Camp Participant Harry Simington working on his vision, reaction and co-ordination with vision and functional neurology protocols at The USP Gymnasium.

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Brett Mallett

As a Performance/Health coach Hard work and Dedication is exactly what he brings and expects from his clientele. Having experience working with High level athletes performing on the worlds biggest stage in MMA (UFC, Bellator, Trinity) Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Rugby, Corporate leaders, Wingsuit /Base jumpers, Special forces, High stakes gamblers and Rock climbers

Through continuous self investment and education he is qualified from industry leaders in Strength and Conditioning, Performance Breath work, Advanced Neuromuscular Activation Techniques, Nutrition/Weight cut strategies and is a Certified Massage Therapist. He prides himself on being able to help people reach their true potential and perform at their best and bring positive change within their lives no matter their level with a sensible sustainable approach.

Having travelled to over 50 countries himself and working with people from different cultures and backgrounds in a variety of fields he has an incredible ability to communicate and deliver his knowledge. Brett’s open minded approach to health and fitness coupled with his authenticity, contagious energy and focus on communication develop strong levels of ‘buy in’ from clients which is paramount to success.

He focuses on positivity, progress, results and client relationships.

Joe B-is an experienced fitness and boxing coach having held the mits for some of Australia’s premier boxers. He will be supervising the rehab group and taking the AFL Camp Tribe members for their off-legs conditioning if required.

Joe B one of the leading boxing trainers-to Liam Paro #2 ranked boxer in the world!

Jackson Silvester Lee completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Sport Science from Bond University. Jackson has made a name for himself assisting amateur and aspiring professional athletes develop a stronger mind and body whilst preventing injuries. His background playing rugby union in Canada has allowed him to develop some elite tracking and wrestling methods that will be highly valuable to our AFL High performance Camp members!

Jackson Silvester Lee Goal Kicking at The USP Goal Kicking Specialization Workshop!

Clay Cox-has been involved and part of the Elite USP Coaching team for the past few AFL High Performance Training Camps. Having now completed his Exercise Science degree, he will be following in the footsteps of USP coach Joey Hayes and completing his Masters Degree in Exercise Science specialising in Strength and Conditioning for Elite Athletes.

Clay Cox Physical Performance Testing at Strongman Camp

Clay has undergone rigorous practical and theoretical study completing his Cert 3 with USP under the guidance of Joey Hayes and being awarded the Dux of his school.

Clay Cox Strong and Smart

Clay has been involved with USP since the age of 12 where he reduced his body fat by 10% and added over 16kgs of muscle in a 12 month period-culminating in winning the Gold Coast Stingrays Best and Fairest as a 16 year old at the State Carnival which means he walks the walk and talks the talk!

Brad O’Reilly-Was the first ever USP Certified Coach involving 3 gruelling years of study and 1000 practical hours coaching and under the bar in the gym experience. Brad is one of our Strongman Legacy Athletes and has been involved with USP since the age of 12. Brad’s leadership skills, charity work and mentoring for young people at schools is a testament to his skills. Brad has coached and captained the  Emmanuel College AFL team to winning the Clark Keating Cup

Brad O’Reilly captaining and coaching the Emmanuel College AFL team to winning the Clark Keating Cup

Brad will be starting his uni teaching degree this year which will further accelerate his coaching skills. Brad’s experience as a USP athlete combined with his coaching and mentoring skills is highly advantageous to all athletes under his guidance.

USP Certified Coach USP Certified Coach Brad O’Reilly used his Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness to provide credit for his University Degree!

One of Joey’s promises is to always get the very best people involved with Strongman and our AFL High Performance Camps. If the coaching, medical staff and special guests are any indication to go by. This camp is going to be next level!

Anything is possible!

Jess Jones