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World class coaches and athletes to share their experiences online

World class coaches and athletes to share their experiences online
October 15, 2013

Offering participants the opportunity to learn from some of the world's most talented and successful coaches, the seventh edition of the University of Queensland's annual Evolution of the Athlete Conference is moving to an innovative online format.

Launching next week, the conference will present 10 world-class speakers over five days, with two live, interactive sessions showcased each day. Each speaker will present their session and then give delegates the opportunity to ask questions relating to the latest techniques in coaching and athlete preparation.

Delegates can also review the presentations in their own time as once the sessions are complete, access to the video recording of the presentation will be available.

The Evolution of the Athlete conference offers participants the opportunity to learn from some of the world's most talented and successful coaches, athletes and sports industry professionals with conference speakers sharing their knowledge, experience and philosophies on coaching and how they establish their coaching principles.

With many coaching conferences focussed on technical skill development, this conference aims to develop the soft skills of coaching, including:

• Developing a coaching philosophy
• Sustaining success in today's competitive sporting landscape
• Latest strategies and techniques for managing athletes and teams
• Leadership practises for coaches
• Drivers of sport management success
• Latest trends in sports science

Speakers at the 2013 Evolution of the Athlete conference are:

• Professor Tim Noakes, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director, Sports Science Institute of South Africa
• Paddy Upton, Performance Director, South African Cricket Team and Head Coach, Rajasthan Royals
• Dr Andy Franklyn-Miller, Author, Clinical Sports Anatomy
• Nikki Hudson, Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist,
• Alex Hutchinson, Columnist, Runners World
• Dr Darren Burgess, High Performance Manager, Port Adelaide Football (AFL) Club
• Dr Craig Duncan, Senior Lecturer, Australian Catholic University and Sport Science Consultant
• Dr David Martin, Senior Sports Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport

The UQ Sport Academy hosts a series of seminars and a one-day conference - offering teachers, industry professionals, coaches, students and athletes the opportunity to learn from experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, training, sports psychology, sports science, recovery and fatigue.

Through its alignment with The School of Human Movement Studies, the Academy is able to attract a range of presenters who are highly regarded in their field to ensure participants are receiving the best possible information and strategies to improve their skills.

The conference is also offering delegates the opportunity to network with each other and speakers in another innovative way other delegates through its Twitter and Facebook sites throughout the conference.

The conference is aimed at all who work in sport - including coaches, teachers, strength and conditioning professionals, fitness trainers, sports administrators, sports scientists, team sport coaches, individual sport coaches, sports psychologists, sports managers, high performance managers and sports development managers.

For more information call 07 3368 2422, E: 



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