Coaching base to offer support and development during the Olympics
The GlobalCoaches House is an event designed for anyone who coaches other people to excelin their field during the 2012 Games.The project has been commissioned by Leeds Metropolitan University inpartnership with the International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) andWDR. The ground breaking project will bebased at the London Campus of Limkokwing University for the duration of theOlympic Games. The Global Coaches HouseParalympic programme will run from September 3 to 6 at Eversheds, London.
The daily programme at Limkokwing University,which will carry on until August 12, is due to kick off at 11am on July 27following an official drinks reception and opening party. The project willbring together the world coaching, with an emphasis on the performancedevelopment and high performance domains, and will celebrate the expertise thatcoaches bring to international sport, as well as providing a platform fornetworking and the sharing of knowledge and skills.
TonyMinichiello - coach to World and European heptathlon and gold medallist athleteJessica Ennis, who he is currently preparing to compete in the Olympics, said:"Global Coaches House will be a brilliant base for coaches of all sports andbackgrounds to visit during the Games. It will provide them with theopportunity to learn, relax and connect with other coaches during what will bea very intense and exciting time.
"With alleyes on the athletes and the sports stars during the Olympics the GlobalCoaches House can be used as both a haven and a place for development for thecoaches who have and continue to work tirelessly with their athletes all yearround across the globe in a bid for those magic moments of success."
A typicalday at the Global Coaches House will involve coaching sessions and masterclasses with high-level key note speakers. There will be special event daysheld including a day dedicated to rugby coaching and another to 'winning women'in coaching.
Confirmedspeakers so far include Dean Benton who works as Athletic Performance Directorfor the Canberra-based Super 15 franchise, Brumbies Rugby, where heco-ordinates athletic performance, sports medicine, sports science, recovery,rehabilitation and reconditioning programs and Bill Sweetenham who has servedas the head coach of national swimming teams at five Olympic Games for threedifferent countries.
Formerinternational rugby player and Dean of Leeds Metropolitan's Carnegie faculty,Gareth Davies is one of the confirmed speakers at the event. He commented: "Iam delighted to be part of the Global Coaches House. The house will provide animportant opportunity for learning, networking and the bringing together ofcoaches from around the world. This project also highlights the value ofpartnership working and Leeds Metropolitan University is very proud to work inpartnership with the ICCE and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology tostage this event during both the London Olympic and Paralympic Games."
Alongsideits programme which is free to coaches, the Global Coaches House will run apaid-for programme for international performance coaches who are preparing fora future Olympic or major event coaching role.The programme, which costs £100 per five-day cycle, will aim to preparethose coaches who are next in line to play a part in the coaching of Olympicathletes for the demands and special requirements of coaching for and at theGames or any other high profile event.
Coaches andcoach developers who want to register an interest to take part in any way inthis once in a lifetime opportunity at Global Coaches House should email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Global Coaches Houseplease visit www.globalcoacheshouse.net