July 15, 2019

SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS
Dr. Uri Schaefer
President, International Council of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (ICSSPE).
Dr. Uri Schaefer
President, International Council of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (ICSSPE).

Past President and Board member, International Council of Coaching Excellence (ICCE).

Lecturer on Sport Management and Sociology of Sport, MBA program specializing in Sport Management. Wingate Institute in Cooperation with the Rupin Academic College, Israel.

Secretary General Israel Coaching Association (In progress).

Dr. Uri Schaefer is the President of the International Council of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (elected in 2016 for a 4-year term). He lectures at the MBA program specializing in Sport Management at the National Institute for Sporting Excellence – the Wingate Institute in cooperation with the Ruppin Academic College, Israel. He is a graduate of the Wingate College for Physical Education, and received his Swimming Coaching Diploma from the Nat Holman School for Coaches at Wingate. He received his Master’s degree at the Tel Aviv University inthe field of study and research in Education, and his Doctorate degree from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. His professional career included being the Director – General of the Wingate Institute (10
years), and Deputy Director – General and Director of the Sport Administration in the Ministry of Culture and Sport (8years). In 2019 Dr Schaefer has initiated the establishment of the Coaching Association of Israel (For all sport disciplines), together with Alex Averbuk 3 times Paul Vault European Champion. His main area of research and interests include sport management and sport strategy, coach education and coaching, talent identification, and the sociology and social psychology of sport. He has published numerous articles on sport and physical activity with the emphasis on how to motivate children and youth, to engage in physical activity and sport across their lifecycle. Dr Schaefer has initiated and was among the founders of the International Council of
Coach Education, (today known as coaching excellence), and served as its First President (1997 – 2005), and is today its Past President and a Board member. Dr. Schaefer was awarded with several prestigious national and international awards, including the 1992 Sport Science award of the IOC President, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the Appreciation Award of the National Olympic Committee of Israel, and The Sport Administration,
during my tenure as its director received, [US1] The National Award for Quality Excellence in the Public Sector- Silver Star.

Assoc. Prof. JiříBaláš, Ph.D
Dr. JiříBaláš works at Charles University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in the Sport Research Centre and Outdoor Sports Department. His research focuses on diagnostics of muscle performance, recovery and training adaptations. He has published numerous articles in exercise physiology and biomechanics in high ranked journals where he is a regular reviewer. Dr.Baláš co-operates with several sport federations and tries to transfer the scientific knowledge to field practice.