Athletes navigational, fitness, decision making and endurance skills are pushed to the limit as they complete team building challenges.
Implemented using functional training methods and sport specific exercises, we take teams through various functional strength and power activities to target strength gains.
Utilising a range of aerobic and Cardio Vascular training methods to build aerobic capacity and Vo2 max. Activities such as biking, trekking, running and water based activities are a few of the many options available.
Being pushed to perform under pressure and in stressful situations is a common part of high performance sport. We undertake set challenges specifically designed to test athletes mental performance under fatigue.
Every Winning Formula camp experience is unique. We will work with you to tailor a program particular to your teams needs and location.
The team at Winning Formula have undertaken a number of camps along the peninsulas of Victoria, taking advantage of the varied terrain along the vast stretching peninsulas and providing your team with a location away from regular training.
Typically, teams organise their own accommodation and catering so they can tailor the level of amenities required for their athletes. Hospitality including accommodation and catering can be organised by Winning Formula as additional upon request.
Completed *Winning formula:
- Australian Davis Cup team
- Elite Surfing camps
- Kelly Racing V8 Supercar team
- V8 Supercar elite driver camps
- Elite surfing camps
- Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
- WTA Women’s Tennis Association
- AFL & District football teams
- Junior elite racecar drivers
*Winning formula is ideal for:
- pre-season training camps
- in-season training camps
- post-season training camps
- elite sport team building
- corporate team building
- specialised events eg. staff end of year functions
– Understanding your WINNING FORMULA
– How to be the best competitor you can be
– Planning and goal setting
– Dealing with pressure
– Mental freshness
– Breathing techniques to reduce heart rate and calm the mind
– Importance of being 100% committed
– Diet (importance of the right foods for optimum mental & physical health)
- Professional footballer
- High performance fitness coach
Professional footballer, mentor
Brett was a professional footballer from 1979-1993. He started his career at Essendon playing reserves and under 19’s for 3 years. He also played 2 years in Tasmania and 2 years in Western Australia before playing for Fitzroy from 1987-1993.
Career highlights for Brett include best and fairest (East Perth) 1985, Runner up Best and fairest (Fitzroy) 1989 and 1991, deputy vice captain for Fitzroy from 1991-1992, captained Victoria verses Queensland in 1990 and represented Australia verses Ireland 1990.
After Football, Brett went on to work on the Professional Tennis circuit for over 20 years as a mental fitness coach with a host of players. Pete Sampras employed him full-time for the last 5 years of his career. He was involved in over 80 Grand Slams and helped his athletes achieve No.1 rankings in the World and win Grand Slams.
- Professional surfer
- Global athlete manager & coach
- Professional lifeguard
- Level 1 surf coach
- Senior first aid, advanced resuscitation certification
Professional surfer, elite coach, mentor
Jay has been a professional surfer since the age of 16. He has an Australian Junior title under his belt, and was on the World Championship Tour for 4 years. He has competed against the best surfers on the planet including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and more.
Jay has also worked alongside the best sports psychologists, physicians, and trainers around the world. In 2012, Jay had the opportunity to become Global athlete manager/coach for one of the biggest surfing brands in the World (Reef). Where he helped coach, mentor and manage a team of 27 athletes globally, including 2 x World Champion Mick Fanning.
Recently Jay has been coaching some of the best up and coming surfers from round the World, helping them achieve their goals and compete at the highest level.
- Professional MMA & UFC Fighter
- Big wave surfer
- Motivational speaker
UFC Fighter, Big wave surfer
Richie ‘Vas’ Vaculik isn’t scared of much. He faces opponents as an elite Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitor; charges 30ft walls of water as a big wave surfer.
Growing up on Maroubra Beach, Richie was born into a strong surfing culture which would later become the subject of the award winning documentary Bra Boys: Blood is Thicker Than Water.
Richie was 18 when he was first introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by blackbelt Bruno Panno, a martial art that is now widely used by surfers in their fitness training. On Richie’s MMA debut, he won in a first round knockout and it was then clear he would be pursuing dual sport careers. In surfing, Richie has conquered some of the world’s most dangerous breaks, including The Right & Shipsterns Bluff in Australia, Hawaii & Teahupo’o in Tahiti. Richie was one of a select few invited to compete in the 2015 Red Bull Cape Fear contest – the competition date is set once the meteorologists say that the swell is big enough and ready.
Richie was a member of Team Australia in The Ultimate Fighter.
- High performance fitness coach
- Masters of Exercise Science
- Adv Dip Applied Science in Myotherapy
High performance strength & conditioning coach and sports scientist
Damian is a high performance strength and conditioning coach, he also specialises in sports science, and has trained some of the best athletes in the world in a broad category of sports.
He is currently working as a consultant on the professional tennis tour and has worked with the Australian Institute of Sport, Holden Racing Team, Kelly Racing Team and the Carlton Football club.
The list of current and previous athletes Damian has worked with includes household names from the racing world such as Rick Kelly, Greg Murphy, Jack Perkins and Mark Skaife; as well as international and home-grown stars of the tennis stage, Ana Ivanovic, Julia Goerges, Nadia Petrova, Wayne Arthurs, Nicolas Keifer and Olympic Snowboarder Stephanie Hickey.
Damian combines the latest in sports science and his wealth of experience working with elite athletes on the Australian and world stage.
- Professional footballer
- Strength & conditioning consultant
- Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science degree
Professional footballer, Strength & Conditioning
Tom has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both the professional sporting industry. A former AFL footballer with the Melbourne Football Club, Tom played 3 games for the Demons in 2012-2013, won Melbourne’s Reserves Best & Fairest in 2012 and finished Runner Up in the VFL League Best and Fairest that same year.
As a strength and conditioning coach Tom speacialises in sport specificity and has had great success working with junior footballers who have since been drafted to AFL clubs. Tom has previously worked at the Collingwood Football Club as a strength and conditioning assistant for the VFL side and is currently a strength and conditioning consultant for sixteen football clubs across Australia.
Inspired by the tales of Kokoda in his formative years, Tom has led two Kokoda expeditions, his first at just 21 years of age.
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
- Level 2 strength and conditioning
- Level 2 weight lifting coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Paul is a strength and conditioning coach, with a main focus on strength and power development, and has trained numerous national and international athletes across various sports.
Currently working with Melbourne Storm juniors and Tennis juniors, but previous work with National Thai Boxing Fighters, Boxers, VFL, Country Rugby, and Water Polo.
Paul not only combines the latest research in strength and conditioning, but also focuses on the emotional side of each person to help understand what drives them to succeed.
- Professional skier
- Professional diver & stuntman
- Motivational speaker & film maker
Marcus was Australia's top Freestyle Skiing Aerialist for more than a decade. He competed at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games, and then coached Kirstie Marshall to her first World Cup victory winning the Australian Ski Federation "Coach of the Year".
Marcus used his acrobatic skills to compete in the 2003 World Cliff Diving Championships at Acapulco, and worked as a stuntman, including such films as the Hollywood blockbuster, The Matrix. A regular speaker at the Schools for Student Leadership, an initiative by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET), he motivates and gives the students practical guides for success.
Recently, Marcus' main focus has been health, making the award winning documentary "What Ate My Mum? And Will It Eat Me?" and presenting "The Emotional Podcast" an exploration into emotions and their importance in success.