Jared Deacon added to Coaching Conference lineup

Friday 26th August 2016



Jared Deacon is the latest high profile coach added to our line-up for the Coaching Conference next month.

The Emirates Arena is the place to be on September 24/25 for a great weekend of learning at all levels.

Deacon, a former international 400m runner himself, is currently working with GB and NI Olympic medallist Emily Diamond – who made a key contribution to the 4 x 400m Women winning bronze in Rio last weekend.

Jared’s own career included success with GB and with England at the Commonwealth Games and is Academy manager with the Scottish Rugby Union.

He will deliver a presentation on coaching the 400m with the workshop taking a journey from the development of a race model through to the training needed to develop the necessary components within the annual plan.

The presentation will use the working example of the training approach used with current British champion and Olympic semi-finalist Diamond.

This session will be suitable for coaches of junior and senior 400m athletes and those coaches with athletes to potentially run at Scotland International level. Jared will also be delivering two practical workshops; looking at the technical model for acceleration and upright running.


Emily Diamond (centre, left, next to Eilidh Doyle) – her coach Jared Deacon will be at Coaching Conference

Meanwhile, Rodger Harkins has urged Scottish coaches to sign-up now for Glasgow in September.

It forms a core part of the National Coach Development Programme and will involve a series of practical sessions, seminars, and workshops led by international and expert coaches.

Our 2016 Coaching Conference brings together some of the world’s leading coaches to present and discuss key themes important to developing athletes; in planning; athletic development and physical preparation; and technical development.

If you are a club coach, development coach, performance coach, or a coach working with disability athletes, then this conference has something to offer you.

‘We would really like the coaching community in Scotland to support the Coaching Conference as we see that buy-in as vitally important in what we are all trying to do,’ says Rodger, Director of Coaching with scottishathletics.

‘I keep saying it but you cannot coach in isolation. Coaches will gain a  great insight into the core competencies required for athletes at each stage of the pathway and will be provided with good information around technical and physical development of athletes as well as how to plan effectively.’

Emirates Arena

Emirates Arena: Conference on September 24/25


Bookings are now open for the 2016 scottishathletics National Coaching Conference, which will take place on 24/25 September 2016 at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow



To simply book your place on to the Coaching Conference, please complete and return the booking form to Darren Ritchie by email darren.ritchie@scottishathletics.org.uk

Places for the weekend cost £30 for scottishathletics coach members and £130 for non-members. For group bookings, the cost of the conference is £25 per person for 10 or more places (scottishathletics coach members only).

Coaches can choose from a range of breakout sessions across the weekend that are relevant to their event group and stage of athlete development.

London-based sprints coach Nick Lauder said: ‘I’ve always found the Scottish Conference to be the best and it’s great to see the Coaching Development reaping rewards with ever-improving athlete performances.’


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