Our experienced coaches use scientific tools and knowledge earned from research and practical involvement at the highest professional level to provide you with the latest, scientifically validated training techniques specific to your your sport and discipline.
With an understanding of your short- and long-term goals, we provide a framework of training prescription and recovery personalised to your training status. Training load is carefully and continually monitored and adjusted to suit your training adaptions.
Working with a S2S coach, your training and recovery is optimised for your individual goals, within your lifestyle. Together, we maintain focus and motivation that results in your optimum performance.
Whether you’re a keen amateur looking to improve, a competitive club or a professional rider, there is a package to suit your needs. Select from our 3 coaching options, the one that will suit you best.
Each of our senior coaches is a managing partner at Science to Sport. The combitnation of industy knowledge and experience is invaluable to each of our athletes.
Associate Professor Jeroen Swart
Jeroen is a professor of Sports & Exercise Medicine and Exercise Scientist. He has over 50 publications in his fields of expertise. Jeroen has coached numerous leading international cyclists for nearly two decades and is a Coach and Performance Co-ordinator for UAE Team Emirates World Tour Cycling. Jeroen’s personal experience as a multi-time national champion in XCO mountain biking also contribute to his personal success.
John’s cycling knowledge, attention to detail and individual support sees his list of athletes span the globe. In addition, John works as Head of Coaching and Performance Co-ordinator for UAE Team Emirates World Tour Cycling. Although John’s history lies in motocross (MX), he has enjoyed many achievements as a cycling coach since dedicating his time to the sport.
Dr. Mike Posthumus
PhD Exercise Science
Mike’s passion for the science of training and conditioning is demonstrated not only his competitive nature that started in provincial rugby, now focussed on mountain biking, but also in his coaching accolades. He is an honorary senior research scientist, with many published manuscripts. Mike is dedicated to working with like-minded athletes striving to be their best.
BSc (Med) (Hons) Exercise Science
Ben is a sport scientist, currently completing his PhD, with a focus on training adaptations and fatigue in cyclists, with publications on this topic. As a sought-after coach, Ben has guided both amateur and professional athletes to complete their first one-day or multi-stage event as well as several championship titles.
MSc (Med) (Hons) Exercise Science
Reece’s coaching career began with high performance rowing and he has since transitioned fully into cycling. His intricate knowledge of performance optimisation through periodisation, monitoring and biomechanics has proved invaluable to his athletes who have shown much success under his coaching instruction.
Our associate coaches are all part of the Science to Sport team. They have all undergone a period of mentorship and have become highly skilled practitioners which all use the tried and trusted Science to Sport coaching, prescription and monitoring philosophies.
Yolandi Du Toit
As a professional cyclist, which includes 4 seasons in Europe on UCI professional teams, Yolandi translates this experience and passion to coaching athletes to reach their full potential.
Edward has extensive race experience and a strong aptitude for the science of cycling, having raced as professional at an international level. He has a long history with Science to Sport and knows the importance of good coaching and monitoring when it comes to cycling performance.
BSc (Exercise Science)
Mariske began racing competitively in 2008 at an international level and hold multiple national titles. She offers her athletes expert coaching to achieve their personal goals.
Darrel transitioned to coaching after enjoying a decade of professional motocross (MX) racing. An experienced ErgoFit bike fitter, he has been coaching athletes at Science to Sport since 2019 after completing a Cycling South Africa Level 2 accreditation, Triathlon South Africa Level 1 accreditation, USA Cycling Level 3 accreditation and the Science to Sport Cycling Science online course.
Coaches who have completed the Cycling Science – The essentials of cycling physiology and coaching are qualified to apply as a Science to Sport Accredited Coach. These coaches are required to prescribe to the Science to Sport coaching and feedback methods – and are required to attend regular training sessions, with access to the latest scientific research, knowledge and training tools.
Science to Sport takes a firm stance in support of clean and fair sport. We do not wish to be associated with any athletes who breach the anti-doping regulations. We require all of our athletes to sign a pledge in support of these principles.
Furthermore, Science to Sport will report any suspicious behaviour, actions or associations we feel may implicate any athlete in any doping, to relevant anti-doping governing bodies such as the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and cease coaching services with immediate effect.