2nd iCoachKids International Conference

The ICCE, in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University and Erasmus+ project iCoachKids hosted the Pat Duffy Coaching Excellence Conference on 5th and 6th September 2018 in Leeds (UK). The conference included the 2nd iCoachKids International Conference entitled “Developing Effective Environments for Children and Young People in Sport”.

The conference included a mix of world-class keynote lectures, practical coaching demonstrations and interactive workshops aimed at children and youth coaches as well as coach developers.

It showcased the launch of the first of three FREE Massive Open Online Courses developed by iCoachKids to support coach development globally.

Speakers included Kris Van Der Haegen, Director of Coach Education for Belgian Football, Pedagogy legend Prof Nicolette Schipper-Van Veldhoven from the Netherlands Olmpic Committee, Physical Literacy expert Prof Dave Morley, former Olympic Swimmer Prof Birute Statkeviciene from Lithuanian Sport University, Athlete Development guru Prof Kevin Till, and coach education and youth sport leaders Dr Andy Abraham from Leeds Beckett University and iCoachKids Project Director Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial.


Here you can find the keynotes, workshops and practical demonstrations from the 2nd iCK International Conference that took place in September 2018 at Leeds Beckett University

Dr Andy Abraham, Leeds Beckett University & Jon Pendlebury, Wasps RUFC - Planning for Success: The Importance of Developing a Coaching Curriculum and a Delivery Plan for the Children you Coach

Zoltan Boronyai, Hungarian School Sport Federation - Holistic Coaching in Grassroots Sports in Hungary

Ian Cowburn, Leeds Beckett University & Steve Dorey, West Riding Football Association - The Role of Parents in Youth Sport: Building the Coach-Parent-Child Partnership

Jose Carlos Jaenes, Pablo de Olavide University - Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport

Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial - The 10 Golden Rules for Coaching Children - The iCoachKids Pledge

Mairi McLaughlin, sportscotland - Digital Technology in Coach Development

Dr Tom Mitchell, Dr Andrew Abraham & Ben Lazenby, Leeds Beckett University - Coaching for Personal Development

Owen Mooney, Rockland GAA New York - Expression and Freedom for Learning and Development

Professor Ben Oakley, The Open University - How might online distance learning contribute to coach development?

Dr Fieke Rongen & Professor Kevin Till, Leeds Beckett University - Talent Identification and Development in Children and Youth Sport: Is it Appropriate and Healthy?

Birute Statkeviciene, Lithuanian Sports University - Swimming for Children with a Visual Impairement in Lithuania

Margarita Sweeney-Baird, Inclusive Skating - The Value of Everybody

Professor Kevin Till & Dr Stacey Emmonds, Leeds Beckett University - Monitoring Training Loads and Wellbeing of Youth Sport Participants

Professor Nicolette Schipper-Van Veldhoven, Windesheim University and Netherlands Olympic Committee -