iCoachKids: Innovative Education & Training for a Specialist Children & Youth Coaching Workforce.

Wish You Had Been Here? - Presentations from 2nd iCK International Conference Available NOW!

You wanted to be there, but you couldn’t. No need to panic! The keynotes, workshops and practical demonstrations from the 2nd iCK International Conference that took place in September at Leeds Beckett University are now available for download on our website and the keynotes and practicals will soon be on our YouTube Channel. See links below!

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 - The Four Pillars of the Pedagogical Climate

More presentations will be added shortly

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.