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Coach Development Evening

Perth & Kinross Coaching Partnership

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

Perth, United Kingdom

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You are invited to a Coach Development Evening on Wednesday 5th June, 2013 at North Inch Community Campus between 6.00pm – 9.00pm.


The evening will feature a keynote address from Iain Dyer. Iain has been National Coach for British Cycling's track sprint squad for the past 12 years. In that time he has been to the Athens, Beijing and London Olympic Games and has successfully coached Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny to many Olympic and World Championship titles.


The keynote address will then be followed by a number of different coaching workshops. Please select one workshop choice from the list provided. Places are limited so once a workshop is full, it will no longer be available for selection.


Please note this event is only available to coaches




It's All About the Bike - Iain Dyer

This workshop will focus on the three P's of cycling - position, pedalling and programming for developing riders. It will also discuss how to create a solid foundation for your aspiring cyclists.


Iain Dyer has been the National Coach for British Cycling's track sprint squad for the past 12 years.


Video Analysis - Ian Donnely

This workshop will look at how video analysis and visual feedback technology can enhance our ability to develop performance. It is aimed at coaches working at every level of sport, from grassroots to elite/professional levels. The session will outline the crucial role that feedback has to play in the development of technical and tactical skill and will highlight ways in which analysis technology can be effecetively integrated into any coaching programme to enhance our ability to develop performance. We will look at how video analysis and technology is being used at different levels of sport to great effect.


Ian Donnelly has been invoved in the area of performance analysis for over 15 years. He led the setting up of the Performance Analysis departments at both the Scottish and Northern Ireland Institutes of Sport in his role as founder/director of Elite Sports Analysis, a world renowned performance analysis consultancy company.


Working With Disabled Athletes - Kirsteen Ross and Richard Brickley

It is easy to become an inclusive coach. Attending this workshop will enable you to learn the principles of including all athletes and learn how to modify your own sport specific games, skills and drills effectively. Part of this workshop is participative so please wear appropriate clothing.


Kirsteen Ross is currently Cricket Development Officier for Perth and Kinross and Richard Brickley works for Scottish Disability Sport.


Getting Kids Strong to Perform - Gil Stevenson

This is a practical workshop at the end of which coaches will have discussed the concept of long term athlete development, the concept of 'windows of opportunity', periods of accelerated adaption, and the implication for the training of the developing child. The workshop also discusses the evidence in support of strength training and young people with reference to the popular myths regarding resistance exercise and pre-adolescent children. Coaches will be able to recognise the key elements of and the importance of developing a good 'athletic posture, as well as coach with technical accuracy a variety of key resistance training exercises and skills including basic gymnastic activities, bodyweight resistance exercises, and weightlifting skills. This will be a participative workshop so please wear appropriate clothing.


Gil Stevenson has over 30 years experience of working within elite sport managing and delivering coach education programmes.


ClubGolf - Martin Richie

This workshop will focus on introducing basic skills such as grip, stance and swing along with how to deliver games whilst making learning fun. In addition you will also learn how to set up sessions safely both indoors and outdoors. This workshop will be based on the ClubGolf Primary Schools Delivery Training and will be participative so please wear appropriate clothing.


Martin Ritchie is the ClubGolf Regional Manager for Tayside and Fife and has been in this post for 8 years. He also has a degree in Sports Coaching and Sports Development.


Understanding Talent - Mindset - Tony Stanger

This workshop will provide an opportunity to develop a better understanding of talent and how you can then use this understanding to make you more effective in helping young athletes to reach their potential.


The workshop will be run by Tony Stanger from the sportscotland institute of sport talent team who will share his work with coaches, parents and athletes to show you how you can adopt these ideas in practice. There will be a specific focus on the mindset of the athlete, how this will impact on their development and what you can do to influence it.



Ability v Attitude - Sonia Grant

Is ability more important than attitude or vice versa? This workshop will investigate the effect of ability and attitude on performance, look at what makes the difference between a good athlete/player and a great one, and what tools and techniques you as a coach can use to bring out the best in your athletes/players.


Sonia Grant has been a PE teacher for 25 years, a National Trainer for Positive Coaching Scotland, as well as a performance and life coach specialising in helping people 'realise their potential' in sport and life.


Have questions about Coach Development Evening? Contact Perth & Kinross Coaching Partnership

When & Where

North Inch Community Campus
Gowans Terrace
PH1 Perth
United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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