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Human Kinetics Announced as Official Sponsor of 2nd iCoachKids International Conference!

We are excited to announce that our global publishing partner Human Kinetics are an official sponsor at the 2nd iCoachKids International Conference: “Developing Effective Environments for Children and Young People in Sport”. 

The conference is hosted by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and Leeds Beckett University in conjunction with the annual Prof Pat Duffy Coaching Excellence Conference. The programme includes 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 will also showcase the launch of the first of three FREE Massive Open Online Courses developed by iCoachKids to support coach development globally.

Human Kinetics have published two landmark texts with the ICCE: the International Sport Coaching Framework, which is now available in six different languages; and the recently published European Sport Coaching Framework.

iCoachKids Director Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial says:

“Human Kinetics has been a great supporter of iCK from day one. It’s a great pleasure to have such a prestigious publisher of coaching resources fully on-board with the project and directly supporting the conference”.

Rory Aspell, Sales and Marketing Director at Human Kinetics says:

“ Human Kinetics are excited to be supporting iCoachKids for their upcoming conference. They are an organisation we have been working closely with for the last year and are making great progress within the sport coaching field. We believe the work they’re doing is vital and fits perfectly with our own. We strive to provide the very best learning resources for the fitness, sport and physical activity industry. Together we believe we can deliver a positive and lasting change”.

Delegates attending the conference will be in with the chance of winning a free copy of Dr Wade Gilbert’s popular book ‘Coaching Better Every Season’.

The full programme can be downloaded here

Sessions will take place over two days at the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University

Wednesday 5th Sept 3pm-9pm

Thursday 6th Sept 10am-4pm

The conference is heavily subsidised by ICCE and LBU and costs only £10 per day or £20 for the two days.


Participation for international participants is free, and a limited number of international participants might benefit from free two nights accommodation.

For more information please contact k.livingstone@icce.ws

iCoachKids is co-funded by an Erasmus+ grant and led by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). It brings together another six world-class organisations with a common desire to support children and youth coaches and a proven track record of doing so. These include Sport Ireland Coaching, the Hungarian Coaches Association, the Netherlands Olympic Committee, the European University of Madrid, Lithuanian Sport University, and the Royal Belgian Football Association.