Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC)
Background of the ASPC
- The Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC), formerly the International Association of High Performance Sports Training Centres (IAHPSTC) was conceived in Barcelona on 11 September 2001 by a group of personnel representing High Performance Training Centres from around the world.
- In recent years, the ASPC has become formalized and has established a Secretariat in Catalonia, Spain, hosted at the Centre d’Alt Rendiment de Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona.
Background of International Forum on Elite Sport
- The ASPC has hosted the International Forum on Elite Sport every two years since 1999.
- The goal of the biennial forum is to explore ways to better collaborate across the world, to provide an opportunity for sharing of best practices and for professional development of the leaders of high performance training centres.
- The biennial forums have been held on ten occasions. The year and location of each forum is listed in the following table.
|I||1999||Sydney, Australia (Before the formal establishment of the ASPC)|
|VI||2009||Colorado Springs, USA|
|VIII||2013||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|IX||2015||San Juan, Puerto, Rico|
|X||2017||Durban, South Africa|
|XII||2024 (New date after postponement)||Hong Kong, China|