Juan Trapero is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, a position he has held for a total of eighteen years. Juan, a Madrid native, has a wealth of experience in training elite basketball players and working with teams that compete at the highest level. Over the years, Coach Trapero has worked with some of Europe’s greatest basketball players, like Sergio Lull, Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez, just to name a few. Besides Madrid, Juan, has also held similar positions in the professional basketball clubs of Zaragoza (two seasons) and Fuenlabrada (5 seasons) that competed in ACB League, Spain’s top basketball competition. Playing a key role in the success of these teams, Trapero has an impressive collection of trophies having won two Euroleague titles, five ACB League titles, five ACB Cups, five ACB Supercups and one Intercontinental Cup.
Juan Trapero was himself an elite athlete and a member of the Spanish Track and Field National Team (his events were 60m-100m-4×100) and has successfully participated in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics (100m and 4x 100m), as well as several European and World Track and Field Championships between 1991 and 1995.
Juan holds a bachelor’s degree in Science of Physical Activity and Sports from INEF Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Sport Training and Nutrition from the European University of Madrid. He is a member of the Spanish Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association and a sought-after speaker in educational events.
Jairo Vázquez is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the Barcelona Basketball Professional Team, being in charge of player physical performance and load monitoring. He is a member of the Department of Sport Performance at FC Barcelona and has also worked as the strength and conditioning coach for different Spanish National Basketball teams (U13, U16, U18 and U22).
Jairo holds a degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from the Physical Education National Institute in Barcelona, Spain and is a PhD holder with his thesis titled “Adaptations of strength training in different instability conditions”. He also obtained a Professional Master in High Performance in Team Sports (Barça Innovation Hub, Inefc and Byomedic System) leaded by Paco Seirul.lo. Finally, Jairo is a Scholarship recipient from the Sports Council of Spain for The ALTITUDE Project in swimming.
Coach Vasquez is a frequent speaker at local, as well as international educational events covering topics in sport performance, fitness and health. He has also authored scientific articles about basketball monitoring loads and resistance training with rotational inertial devices.
Kostas Chatzichristos is currently the Director of Performance at CSKA Moscow Basketball and is responsible for player athletic development and rehabilitation. The two times European Champion with CSKA has held similar positions in elite basketball teams in Europe (Olympiacos BC, Panionios BC) and the US (University of Georgia).
Kostas is also a cofounder at Performance22Lab, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and performance center located in his hometown Athens, Greece, where he has been training athletes of all levels, ages and different sports. He is mostly known for his ongoing work with professional basketball players, as he has work with some of the best male and female basketball players of this generation helping them perform at their best or/and rehabilitate from injury.
A frequent speaker at international and national educational events, Kostas has also authored numerous articles in fitness publications and has produced educational products for coaches and athletes.
Kostas holds a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science from the University of Athens.
Luka is an enthusiastic physical performance specialist, S&C coach, international author and lecturer. He earned his Master of Kinesiology degree from the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb, having won multiple awards for exceptional study achievements. During his master studies, Luka also studied as an exchange student at Jan Komensky University’s School of Physical Education and Sports in Slovakia as well as at the School of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden. He did his first full-season internship as a S&C coach in the basketball club of Zagreb. After graduation, Luka was accepted for a lecturing position at the University of Zagreb.
Coach Svilar has worked with athletes of different sports and levels, mainly in tennis, soccer and volleyball although his primary focus has always been on basketball. After his internship, he worked with youth and senior teams in Croatia and won a gold medal with the U18 team at the Eurobasket Championship in 2012. Luka also spent one season in Turkey acting as a strength and conditioning coach at Türk Telekom Basketball. In 2016, he moved to Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain to work with Baskonia, one of Europe’s most iconic basketball teams.
While an active coach at Baskonia, Luka took the next step in his academic education by successfully defending his PhD project called Load monitoring and management in elite basketball at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz 2018. As a recognition of his academic achievements, Luka received the annual FIEP Vladimir Findak Award (fr the academic year 2017/18) for young researchers for his notable achievements in science.
Besides coaching, field-related writing is another passion of Luka. He has published several papers related to sports training, physical performance, injury prevention and load monitoring and he has also co-authored the book Functional movement preparation for basketball.
Luka’s professional goal is to help players achieve and maintain their peak physical performance as well share his knowledge with other enthusiasts in the field.
Regev “Reggie” Fanan is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the legendary Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club since 2015. Before he was named head strength coach, he was an assistant at Tel Aviv for three years and part of the team that won the 2014 Euroleague trophy. Apart from Maccabi, Reggie has worked as head strength and conditioning at the Israeli Women National Team and personally trains elite basketball and soccer players that seek to maximize their athletic potential.
Fanan is a graduate of Zinman school for coaches and the Wingate Institute with a specialization of strength and conditioning for basketball and soccer. He also attended the Tel Aviv University School for Coaches studying weight training. Reggie’s extensive experience in basketball includes him being a professional basketball player for eight years, again in his beloved Maccabi, when he has won three Euroleague titles.
Ozan Sirikci is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Anadolu Efes, one of the top teams in Turkish Airlines Euroleague, a position he holds since 2013. He is responsible for player evaluation, performance strategies, injury management and of course, strength and conditioning program design.
Coach Sirikci has extensive experience in basketball since he has held similar positions in Turkish professional teams like Fenerbahce , TrabzonSpor and Ulker – Alpella. During the period 2009 – 2013 he was name head strength and conditioning specialist for the prestigious man Turkish National Team and woman National basketball team for 2012 London olimpics . Ozan had the opportunity to work with many competitive athletes of different levels and abilities helping them improve their physical performance and/or recover from injury.
A graduate of Osmangazi University – Medical Faculty with a specialization in General Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology Coach Sirikci also holds a degree in Physical Education and Sport Science from Anadolu University. His love for learning and personal development has led him around the world where he studied human performance in diverse environments.
Throught his carrier he worked and educate himself in USA with sport performance organizations like EXOS ( former Athlete’s Performance) , functional movement systems, cybex international and holds certifications of track and field coaching, basketball and pedagogy,
Ozan is also a frequent speaker in training and physiotherapy science for seminars, conferences and workshops in Turkey and around the world.
A native of Villanueva de Cordoba, Spain, Jose obtained his bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in 1994 from the University of Valencia, Spain, with a specialization in basketball. Since then, he has continuously worked as a basketball athletic development coach in several teams and settings in different countries, namely in Valencia Basket, Ros Casares, Fenerbahce BC Women’s team, Kastoria, Romania’s Women’s National Team and Sibiu.
Currently, he is the head strength and conditioning coach of Alba Berlin that competes in the prestigious Euroleague, as well as the German professional league. In Alba, Coach Silva has found an ideal environment to apply his cumulative experience and knowledge in performance enhancement and rehabilitation, as the team fully supports his work by providing him all the necessary tools to achieve his pursuits.
Apart from coaching, Pepe is passionate about learning and thus he takes advantage of every opportunity to expand his knowledge, whether it is reading scientific publications, attending events or talking to other professionals in the sports’ world. His long and diverse career has allowed him to have a wealth of experiences working in all categories of basketball, from children to senior, male and female, in different countries and cultures and interacting with different coaches, assistants and therapists.
Coach German Andrin boasts 25 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach working in basketball as well as other team sports. As a member the Venezuelan Basketball National Team, he participated in two Olympic Games (London -2012 and Rio – 2016) as well as the Pan-American Games in Toronto in 2015. From 2016 to 2018 he worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Fuenlabrada BC competing in the ACB (Spanish Basketball League) and during the 2019-20 season he joined the Russian club of Zenit BC which competed in the VTB League as well as the Euroleague.
Andrin is a frequent speaker at international events and courses covering a variety of topics regarding athletic development, programming and load monitoring. He is also a professor of physical education at the San Martin University, Argentina and a Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1 and 2 (Litoral National University, Argentina.
Dr. Guy Morag is the head of the sports medicine unit in the orthopedic division of Tel Aviv Medical Center.
He graduated with a medical degree from Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria and he completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Subsequently, Dr Morag completed his fellowship training in lower extremity reconstruction and sports injuries in Toronto at Mount Sinai Hospital under the supervision of Prof. Allan Gross and in Orthopedic and Arthritic Hospital under the supervision of John Cameron.
In 2006 he became team physician of major league soccer clubs and from 2011 his has been named the team physician of Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club.
His professional interest is in sports injuries of the knees and ankles, while the areas of focus include treatment of ligament, meniscus and cartilage injuries and diseases.
His main goal of of sports injuries treatment is to bring athletes back to their sport as soon as possible and without risk of re-injury.
This 1st Basketball Physical Performance Summit is the cumulative effort of all Euroleague strength and conditioning coaches. Although some of the them will not be presenting in this Summit, they are all involved in the preparation, scientific input and organization of this event. Nothing would be possible without their full and tireless work behind the scenes.
As we all experience in our personal and professional lives, the CORONA-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented reality that we believe will jeopardize, both the quality of the event and the safety of everyone involved. However, we would like you to know, that despite the negative developments and global uncertainty, we remain as enthusiastic and committed to organizing the Summit as ever.