Highlighting the World of Performance with the Most Influential Speakers of our Era

September 28th & 29th | 8:30AM - 5PM
Mamba Sports Academy | 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Thousand Oaks, Ca

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Day 1 – September 28
Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo
Isaiah Pead
Chad Wesley Smith
Ryan Horn
Reggie Scott
Dana Santas
Brett Bartholomew


Day 2 – September 29
Bert Sorin
Scott Caulfield
Megan Young
Bryan Mann
Cory Schlesinger



Scott Caulfield
CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Colorado College


Scott Caulfield is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and training of all athletes, interns, and coaches at the 6,000-square-foot Performance Center at the NSCA National Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

Scott has been an NSCA state director (Vermont), Strategic Planning Committee member, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th edition textbook author, and a certified member of the NSCA since 2003. Prior to joining NSCA HQ staff he served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Dartmouth College for football, men’s and women’s swimming, and rugby. Prior to that he helped the American Basketball Association’s Vermont Frost Heaves win back to back ABA Championships in 2006 & 2007 as head strength coach and director of camps.

While at NSCA HQ he has served as head strength coach for the Colorado Springs Police SWAT Team, Colorado College women’s soccer, Colorado College men’s ice hockey, China Speed skating national team camp, US Paralympics sled hockey, and most recently in August and September 2019 as Interim Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for all Colorado College athletes.

Scott earned an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Castleton University (Vermont), and a Master of Arts degree in Sport Coaching from the University of Denver.


Dr. Bryan Mann
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami


Dr. Bryan Mann is currently an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami. He has been in the field of strength & conditioning at the college level since 1998. He has coached at Southwest Missouri State University, Arizona State University, University of Tulsa and the University of Missouri.

He had the fortune of working with some athletes who went on to be professional athletes and Olympians. Mann is most well known for his popularization of various methods of autoregulation of training such as velocity-based training and the autoregulatory progressive resistance exercise protocol. Through these methods athletes are able to see rapid increases in strength and power by progressing at their own rates of adaptation. Mann has been involved in researching different aspects of athletic performance beyond just strength and power with his publication "The effects of academic stress on illness and injury in division 1 football," where they found the likelihood of injury for a starter was actually higher during an academically stressful week as compared to training camp.

Mann has been all over the world speaking on these topics and his talents have been utilized by multiple professional sporting organizations in consulting on velocity based training and other topics.


Brett Bartholomew


Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance®. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies.

Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports world-wide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both professional boxing as well as the UFC.

As an advisor/entrepreneur, Brett has proudly served as a teammate and supporting partner in the strategic growth of two separate performance companies and is a highly sought-after consultant and mentor for many others across the United States and abroad. Additionally, his work and expertise has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets such as ESPN, FOX Sports, as well as Inc. Magazine and Outside.

From a philanthropic standpoint, Brett serves as the Vice President for the non-profit organization Movement2Be, which serves youth in underprivileged communities through helping them learn more about physical activity and proper movement, and was awarded Kansas State University’s “Entrepreneur Award” in 2017 for his contributions to community affairs, organizations and service groups along with supporting K-State’s College of Human Ecology.

Brett is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he holds both their CSCS*D & RSCC*D distinctions. He is a proud graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he obtained a Master of Science in Education in exercise science with an emphasis on motor behavior, cueing, and attentional focus in human performance.


Cory Schlesinger
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns


Cory Schlesinger has currently transitioned from Div I basketball and is in his first season in the NBA serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns.

Prior, Schlesinger was at Stanford University as the Director of Sports Performance Coach for the men’s basketball team.

Schlesinger has revolutionized in-season strength training for collegiate student-athletes, with a method that is now internationally recognized. He has been a chosen presenter on both the national and international stage, sharing his philosophy in strength training to other experts and colleagues in the field. He is continuously sharing his knowledge and experience on multiple platforms, including popular podcasts, satellite radio and several public speaking engagements.

Prior to joining the staff at Stanford, Schlesinger spent three years as the Director of Sports Enhancement at UAB, where he worked with head coach Jerod Haase and oversaw the men’s basketball program’s strength and conditioning needs.

Schlesinger also works with NBA and NFL players and is preparing athletes for the 2020 Olympic Games.

He owns a decade of experience as a strength and conditioning coach, having also spent three seasons at Santa Clara. During his time with the Broncos, Schlesinger worked directly with the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Schlesinger also has experience as a coach at the Olympic Training Center and as a sports nutritionist for Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes.

He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a United States Weightlifting coach.

A native of Hillsville, Virginia, Schlesinger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise science and sports medicine in 2009 at Berea College in Kentucky. During his time at Berea College, Schlesinger was the point guard for the Mountaineers all four seasons.


Dana Santas


Known as the “Mobility Maker,” Dana Santas CSCS, E-RYT, is a breathing, mobility and mind-body coach in professional sports, health & wellness expert for CNN, best-selling author of the book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief” and international presenter on ways to breathe, move and feel better in our bodies and minds for performance enhancement and healthier, happier living.

Specializing in training athletes in MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, MLS, PGA, WTA & WWE, Dana has experience with 45+ professional sports teams and hundreds of athletes worldwide, and is the creator of the YIT (Yoga-Inspired Training) Method for Athletes Coaching Certification.

She also proudly works with U.S. military, veterans and tactical athletes, including previously serving as exclusive mind-body coach for the Boston Fire Department.


Bert Sorin
President and Co-Owner of Sorinex


Bert and his wonderful wife Lesley are the proud parents of three children. Bert and his family, a family rooted in strength, have been entrenched in the human performance world for as far back as he can remember. Growing up with a barbell in his hand has been pivotal in charting the course of his life and leading him to become a 4-time Division 1 All-American Track and Field (Hammer and 35 lb. Weight Throw), Southeastern Conference Champion, former record holder in Weight Throw, and an Olympic Trials athlete.

Bert is currently the President and Co-Owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment, a very successful family run business founded by his father, another major contributor to the iron game, Richard Sorin. Together they are the inventors of hardware and applications to make people more effective, efficient, and safe on the sports field and the battle field. Although Sorin never served in the arms forces, his gear is changing the game to provide readiness and rebuilding to the veterans prior to, during and after their deployments to far off, hostile lands. Bert’s network of veterans, scientists, coaches and therapists allows for a combination of expertise and support, and has been changing lives on both sides of the table.

Bert pushes each day to find the best in people, and to assist in their exploration of their potential and maximize their value to the cause. Bert is beyond honored to be a part of this team and have the ability to use his gifts to serve those who gave this country so much.


Ryan Horn
Wake Forest Director of Athletic Performance


Ryan Horn is in his fifth season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2018-19. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons' Director of Athletic Performance. Horn's work has been vital to Wake Forest's resurgence as the Deacs returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. Among the athletes he has helped develop was 2017 NBA first round pick John Collins. Horn joined the Demon Deacons in April 2014 after working under head coach Danny Manning at Tulsa where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships--the program's first title since 2003.

Horn spent three seasons at Tulsa and most recently directed the athletic performance programs for men's basketball and softball while assisting with football. He also previously worked with the Golden Hurricane women's basketball and women's soccer teams.

Prior to Tulsa, Horn spent five seasons at VCU as the associate head strength and conditioning coach. Horn was directly responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for the Rams' men's and women's soccer, field hockey and golf teams while also assisting with men's and women's basketball. Horn began his professional career as a volunteer intern at Robert Morris and Liberty where he assisted with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for football and men's and women's basketball. Horn played football at East Stroudsburg for one season and James Madison for three seasons.

Originally from Inwood, W.Va., Horn graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in May of 2007 and completed his master's degree through the VCU Center for Sports Leadership in 2008. Horn is an approved mentor and strength and conditioning coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is also a certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and a Level 1 Track and Field Coach through USA Track and Field. Horn and his wife, Ashley, have two children: son, Landon, and daughter, Addison.


Chad Wesley Smith
Juggernaut Training Systems


Chad is the owner and founder of Juggernaut Training Systems, as well as being one of the most highly regarded strength coaches and athletes of the modern era. As an athlete, Chad has posted Top 10 All-Time Total in wraps (1055kg/2325#) and sleeves (1010kg/2226#), won 2 National Championships in the Shot Put and earned his Pro Card in Strongman.

As a coach, he has helped cultivate the talents of some of the world’s strongest lifters including:

Marisa Inda (4x USAPL Champion, IPF World Champion, World and American Record Holder)
Andy Huang (Top 5 All-Time Total at 125kg/275#)
Brandon Allen (1102.5kg/2430# Total in Wraps, 1017.5kg/2242# Total in Sleeves at SHW)
Kristen Dunsmore (USAPL National Champion at 72kg)
Evan Mensing (1000kg/2204# Total in Wraps at 275)
Tee Popoola (952.5kg/2099# Total in Sleeves at 110kg/242#)
Kevin Torres (Top 5 Total in Wrap and Sleeves at 75kg/165#)
Steve Gentili (987.5kg/2177# Total in Wraps at 125kg/275#)
as well as sending over 50 athletes onto Division 1 Athletic Scholarships.


Stephanie Cacioppo, Ph.D.
Director, Affective Science | Mamba Sports Academy


Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, Ph.D., is the director of the Affective Science Center of Excellence at the Mamba Sports Academy. She is also the first female President of the Society for Social Neuroscience; the Director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science for her “outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, and/or application”, she has won several other prizes and awards for her research in affective and social neuroscience. She has authored more than 120 scientific publications and her work has been featured in several outlets, including the Scientific American, Washington Post, Discover Magazine, The Guardian, National Geographic, and the New York Times.


Megan Young
High-Performance Director for the Chicago Red Stars


Megan was hired as the First Team High-Performance Director for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. Prior joining the Red Stars, Megan was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for women’s basketball and soccer, a role she had since 2010.

As an intern at Auburn, she worked with championship teams in baseball, football, women’s soccer, and women’s basketball. A native of Durham, NC, Young came to Auburn after earning her Master’s in Exercise Physiology with and emphasis in Strength & Conditioning from Baylor University.

While at Baylor, Young worked directly with the football and basketball teams while assisting with other sports in speed, strength, and explosive training. Prior to her time at Baylor, she served as a strength and conditioning intern at her alma mater, University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from UNC-Wilmington, and was a four-year varsity athlete of the track and field team as a thrower. Currently, Young is working towards her Doctorate in Adult Education from Auburn University. Young holds certifications from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), USA Weightlifting (USAW),and USA Track & Field, (USATF).

ST. LOUIS - This is a 2010 photo of Reggie Scott of the St. Louis Rams football team.  This image reflects the Rams roster as of May 20, 2010 when this image was taken. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/St. Louis Rams)

Reggie Scott
Senior Director of Sports Medicine and Performance


Reggie Scott enters his 10th year with the Rams and was named senior director of sports medicine and performance in 2018 after serving as the director of sports medicine and performance for two years after serving the five previous years as the Rams head athletic trainer.

Scott initially joined the Rams in 2010 and became the youngest head athletic trainer in the modern NFL era.

In his current role, Scott oversees the athletic training department which is responsible for managing and facilitating the medical care of Rams players. This includes daily evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and administrative work. Since joining the Rams, Scott has overseen the athletic training efforts for 21 Pro Bowl selections and two No. 1 overall Draft picks.

In addition to his duties with the Rams, Scott serves as the acting president for the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society’s (PFATS) executive board.

During the Rams’ inaugural season back in Los Angeles, Calif., Scott and his staff were charged with developing and managing three fully-equipped training facilities before settling into their home base.

In 2015, Scott and his staff were named the 2015 NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society. The award is voted on by the PFATS membership and recognizes one NFL athletic training staff annually for their distinguished service to their club, community and athletic training profession. The honor marked the first time the Rams have been recipients of the award since it was established in 1985.

Before joining the Rams, Scott spent six seasons as an assistant athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers, starting with their NFC Championship season in 2003. Scott was a part of back-to-back Super Bowl appearance teams, coming straight off his first NFL season as an intern on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers athletic training staff during their 2002 Super Bowl Championship season.

Prior to entering the NFL ranks, Scott worked as a student athletic trainer at his alma mater, West Virginia University, for four years (1999-2002). Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from WVU. Scott also earned a master’s degree in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University at Pennsylvania. In 2007, he added the Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Scott broke into athletic training as an intern with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2000.

Scott is the chairman of the membership service committee and advocacy committee for the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society. He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, where he serves as an Ethnic Diversity mentor. In 2004, he was a part of the staff that won the PFATS Athletic Training Staff of the Year award, and in 2003, he earned the U.S. Air Force Commanders Award for Excellence which he completed at Dover Airforce Base.

Scott grew up in Dover, Del., with his mom, Juana Fuentes Bowles, father, Reggie Scott Sr., and sister, Victoria Fuentes Cox, who still reside in the area. Scott has been married for 15 years to his wife, Tina, and they have two children: Sophia and Isabella.


Isaiah Pead
Former NFL Athlete


Isaiah Pead was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of four children in a single parent home. Having to be the example of the household, Isaiah thrived in sports being a heavily recruited athlete in football and track. He attended Eastmoor Academy High School where he played both sides of the ball on the field, including special teams. Pead was the state champion of the 400m run as a junior and again in the 100m dash as a senior. Although never becoming a state champion on the field, Isaiah knew where his passion was in football. He accepted a scholarship to the university of Cincinnati as a running back where he helped win 3 Big East championships in his 4 years of play. He was the 2011 Big East Offensive POY and the 2012 Senior Bowl MVP.

Isaiah was selected with the 50th pick overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2012. In the middle of his 5th year, Pead was released by the Miami Dolphins and was anxiously waiting for that next opportunity. In the midst of it all, Isaiah had a newborn son back home in Columbus. He returned home for the birth of his son, Deuce, but was in a tragic accident just 6 days later that nearly cost him his life. By the grace of God, Isaiah survived the accident, but was left as a single leg, above knee amputee. Isaiah has since then been focused on his recovery while being the best father he can be. A lot of his recovery aspect has been through sharing his story and getting back into adaptive sports.