European coaching event to be hosted by Leeds Met
The event, which is being held in conjunction with the European Coaching Council (ECC), will take place from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 March, and will unite key figures and European organisations at the heart of coaching.
It will also be a platform to present the findings and recommendations of CoachNet, a project funded by the European Commission Sport Unit and led by Leeds Metropolitan and the ECC to further develop and coordinate sport coaching at a European level.
Pat Duffy, Professor of Sports Coaching at Leeds Met, will kick off the event by hosting a lecture as part of the University's Carnegie Conversations series entitled 'Coaching for performance - using sport and business coaching as best practice', from 5.30pm-7pm in the James Graham Building's Great Hall at Headingley Campus.
He commented: "This conference marks an important point in the evolution of sport coaching in Europe, in that it will address issues relating to the representation of coaches in decision making at various levels of sport, including the European Coaching Council and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)."
Arrivals and registration will get underway at Leeds Met's Headingley Campus between 10am-5pm on Tuesday 26 March. Networking and a drinks reception will follow Professor Duffy's lecture in the Great Hall.
The ECC will host workshops, a panel discussion and a range of guest speakers at the Lewis Jones Suite at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium from 9am-5pm on Wednesday 27 March. The day will also include a presentation from the CoachNet project team.
CoachNet has been completed with 12 partner organisations. The project, which commenced on 1 January 2012 and will be completed on 30 April this year, investigated current practice and future options in the representation of coaches at various levels of the sporting system.
Further sessions will be held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium between 9am-12pm in an ECC Forum on Thursday 28 March.
The ECC is the continental group of the ICCE and it is the representative body for sport coaching in Europe.
Places are still available for the conference which can be attended in full or in part. To book your place, please contact Karen Mockett at firstname.lastname@example.org