Coaching Conference will be on September 23/24

Thursday 6th July 2017

Eilidh Doyle in Rio image by Mark Shearman 

Presentations from the 2016 Coaching Conference

scottishathletics are pleased to announce the date of this year’s National Coaching Conference will take place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, and the Holiday Inn, Glasgow Airport, on the weekend of September 23/24.

Coaches attending last year’s conference listened and engaged with some of the world’s leading coaches, who presented key themes important to developing athletes on planning, athletic development and physical preparation and technical development.

Coaches to 2016 Olympians were very prominent, including Andy Young (Laura Muir) and Robert Hawkins (Callum Hawkins and Derek Hawkins) as well as Aston Moore, who coaches Scottish Paralympic long-jumper Stef Reid, to name but three.

Now scottishathletics are looking to build on last year’s conference with a number of world-class coaches and speakers lined up to deliver to what will be an exciting weekend of learning, networking and sharing experiences for all!

One of the key speakers confirmed to attend over the conference weekend will be John Kiely, Senior Lecturer in Elite Performance, Institute of Coaching & Performance at the University of Central Lancashire.

John’s career within sport has been relatively varied having experienced life as an international competitor, coach, sports scientist and strength and conditioning specialist.

From 2005 to 2009 John was the Head of Strength and Conditioning for UK Athletics, where he worked directly with former world champion and Beijing silver medallist triple-jumper Philips Idowu and his coach, Aston Moore.

John has also worked directly with coaches of Olympic and world champions in three major sports. He has coached a Paralympic track medallist and European champion, numerous combat-sport athletes, and lots (and lots!) of kids.

From an academic perspective, John has lectured on sports science and physical education courses at the University of Limerick; has published in both practical coaching and peer-reviewed science journals; served as an invited reviewer for top sport science periodicals; and authored a book chapter.

He has also presented on various topics at international sports science conferences; has regularly presented at coaching conventions; has written widely on neuroscience, movement, stress and performance and is highly respected for his critical thinking and problem solving.

scottishathletics at the Emirates Arena

Emirates Arena


More information on this year’s Coaching Conference will be announced in the weeks leading into the conference, with booking information along with the full programme.

If you are a club coach, development coach or performance coach then the Coaching Conference will have something to offer you and at the moment we are asking you to save the date at the Emirates Arena venue.

So scottishathletics invite all coaches to note September 23/24 in their diaries for what promises to be an excellent weekend of networking and learning for all. The Saturday programme is at the Emirates Arena followed by the Sunday sessions at the Holiday Inn, Glasgow Airport.


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