About us

Chris Conradie

Founder

Chris Conradie, a seasoned coach and sports enthusiast, is currently associated with Vodacom Bulls as a speed consultant and runs his own speed and athletic development academy focused on long-term athletic development. With a B.Ed in Human Movement Studies, Chris’s academic background lays a solid foundation for his professional journey.

Presently based in Pretoria, he runs a speed academy where he trains and consults for athletes and teams from Laerskool Lynnwood to the Vodacom Bulls. From foundational level to professional level rugby and athletics, Chris is well-versed in coaching a diverse range of sportsmen and women.

He kick-started his coaching career in 2012 at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, where he taught mathematics and coached rugby, athletics, and cross country. His transition into full-time coaching in 2016 brought him opportunities to work alongside accomplished coaches like Hennie Kriel and Jean Verster. His tenure has been marked by training SA junior champions, SA senior champions, and world youth record holders.

In 2017, Chris served as a coach at the University of Potchefstroom and a strength and conditioning coach at RVTA (Riaan Venter Tennis Akademie). His international exposure includes a stint in Doha, Qatar, in 2018, where he headed the junior sprint coaching for the Qatar Athletics Federation.

Chris’s coaching philosophy is inspired by his love for people, sports, and witnessing continuous improvement. He is passionate about educating people on the importance of long-term athletic development, and he believes he is called by God to be a coach and positively influence young people.

His career boasts multiple accolades including coaching champions at various national and international levels across different years. His most notable achievements include coaching Pieter Conradie, Heyder Al-Yasiri, Amar Ebed, Fahad Al Abdulla, Hammad Al Abdulla, and others.

When he’s not coaching, Chris enjoys spending quality time with his family and has a soft spot for a lekker braai. With a coaching career driven by passion and dedication, Chris continues to inspire and train the next generation of champions.

Mission

To inspire and empower athletes of all ages and skill levels to achieve their goals through a holistic and athlete-centred approach. We provide top-quality coaching, education, and a positive, safe environment to nurture both athletic abilities and character development.

Vision

To become the leading high-performance centre in South Africa, recognized for our commitment to excellence, fun, and professionalism in athletic development. We aspire to be an inspiration to aspiring athletes and a driving force behind their dreams.

Core Values

  • Inspiration and Aspiration: We are driven by the belief that everyone has the potential to achieve greatness. We inspire athletes to dream big and aspire to reach their highest potential.
  • Holistic Development: We believe in a comprehensive approach to athlete development, focusing not only on physical abilities but also on character building and personal growth.
  • Fun and Positive Environment: We foster a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere where athletes can thrive, learn, and develop their skills with enthusiasm.
  • Professionalism: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in our coaching, services, and interactions with athletes and clients.
  • Athlete-Centred: Our athletes are at the heart of everything we do. We tailor our coaching and programs to meet individual needs and aspirations.
  • Humility and Gratitude: We recognize the importance of humility and give thanks to Jesus for the opportunities to positively impact the lives of athletes.
  • Respect: We treat every athlete, regardless of their ability, with the utmost respect, creating an inclusive and welcoming community.
  • Attention to Detail: We pay meticulous attention to the details of training, education, and safety to ensure the best possible experience for our athletes.

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