International Festival of Athletics Coaching, 25 – 27 October 2013

International Festival of Athletics Coaching will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, 25-27 October.

This year’s program is an exciting mix the highest quality keynotes and workshops; and a preview of European athletics coach development ideas for the journey towards Rio de Janeiro 2016.

International Festival of Athletics Coaching

There is as always a world class line up of experts generating input to raising the bar of coaching from personal to national to European level. The program for 2013 seeks to emphasize the practical art of coaching, while synthesizing the science of coaching.

The goal is to equip coaches for getting their decision making right in leading the process of elevating athlete performance.  So the focus is about learning how to be more effective in our coaching role, to deliver on agreed performance and coaching objectives, be they teaching stages for beginner athletes or delivering on the day for elite.

But it is also about affording you an enjoyable and enriching experience in a city preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2014. And this year, it is a new look experience!

Detailed Agenda can be found here.

Swedish Head Coach for Sprint Hurdles

Benke Blomkvist, head coach for Sprint Hurdles and Coordinator for Sprints and Hurdles at Swedish Athletics, will be presenting both practical workshop and seminar at the 2013 edition of IFAC.

Blomkvist is well known in the hurdles world, he is the former long-term coach of the Women’s 60m Hurdles World record holder, Susanna Kallur and also coached Susanna’s twin sister Jenny Kallur

Working in the UK a few years ago, Benke was a Senior Performance Coach in Wales for two years where he coached a group of athletes including which included the European Champion and current World Champion at 400m Hurdles, Dai Greene.

Frans Bosch returns to IFAC in 2013

Frans Bosch is professor of biomechanics and motor learning at Fontys University for Applied Science in the Netherlands, and will present on Sunday 27 October at the International Festival of Athletics Coaching 2013 on high speed running mechanics.

The Dutchman has been coaching in the field of athletics for over thirty years, working with elite sprinters and jumpers. His most notable work has been with the high-jumpers Wilbert Pennings (the current Dutch record holder for the event) and Tora Harris (former US high jump champion and World Student Games gold medallist). He is currently the sprint consultant to the Wales Rugby Team, who claimed the Grand Slam at the 2012 Six Nations Championships and retained their Six Nations title earlier this year.

Bosch has a unique approach to sprinting biomechanics and training, focusing on positive running with the ‘BK method’ which he co-developed with Ronald Klomp. The two also authored “Running: biomechanics and exercise physiology applied in practice,” widely regarded as one of the top sprinting resources for coaches worldwide.

Educated as a teacher in physical education, Bosch has since become one of the leading minds in sprinting biomechanics and motor learning. His talent in biomechanics has been developed from his wide ranging experiences including national jumps coach at the Royal Netherlands Track and Field Association (KNAU) from 2003-2006. He also served on his country’s Olympic staff at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and at the Athens Games in 2004

Price and Accommodation

There are 5 price points ranging from £70 to £150.  Click here for the full price list.

Accommodation can be booked at preferential rates (£91 single room; and twin or double rooms at £101 – on a bed and breakfast basis) :

The Glasgow Marriott Hotel
500 Argyle Street, Anderston
G3 8RR
United Kingdom

Jimson Lee

Jimson Lee

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I am a Masters Athlete and Coach currently based in London UK. My other projects include the Bud Winter Foundation, writer for the IAAF New Studies in Athletics Journal (NSA) and a member of the Track & Field Writers of America.
Jimson Lee
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