World Coaching Conference

Posted by Carissa Turner at 02:06 on 30 June 2017


Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Friday, 25 August 2017 at 16:00 
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Saturday, 26 August 2017 at 17:00 (BST)

National Badminton Academy
Scotstoun Leisure Centre
Danes Drive
G14 9HD Glasgow
United Kingdom


World Coaching Conference

'The Journey to Elite Performance'

Whether you are coaching high performance or grass roots players, this conference presents a perfect opportunity to develop and challenge your thinking.  In addition to world-class coaches and speakers who will present on-court demonstrations and keynotes, we will present findings from our current research projects that focus on both biomechanics of elite performance, and constructs of performance sport.  In particular we will explore some of the differences in approaches between Asian and European nations. Here are some of the speakers we will have presenting at the conference:

Former Denmark National coach Kenneth Larsen, who is a professor in sport science at Aalborg University, will speak on Developing Anticipation and Deception
 Two former stars of the European and World circuit will also take part. Two-time World bronze and double European gold medallist Xu Huaiwen and World bronze and European silver medallist Pi Hongyan will share their expert knowledge of women’s singles
 Former Scotland international Stewart Kerr, who is an expert in rehabilitation after injury and his theme at the conference will be shoulder injuries among badminton players.
 John Neal, an exercise physiologist and a performance psychologist, will use his knowledge as a performance coach to explore Coaching character for a winning performance
 Mark King, a Senior Lecturer and Reader in Biomechanics at Loughborough University, is an international expert in the area of bowling actions for the International Cricket Council and has worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board over the last 10 years. His presentation will focus on speed and accuracy in the badminton jump smash
 Julian North, a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, has a client list which includes the BWF, UEFA and the English FA in football, and the England and Wales Cricket Board. His specialties are player development, coaching practice and effectiveness, coach development and education, and policy and systems.  He will examine effective player development systems in four world leading badminton nations – Korea, Indonesia, Denmark and Spain.
Loughborough and Leeds Beckett will make presentations on Sports Science Research which has been funded through BWF’s Sports Science Research Grant.
Our delegate fee includes two session tickets for the Badminton World Championships (Friday 25 August morning session & Saturday 26 August evening session) , plus a gift bag, t-shirt, refreshments and shuttle transport from one of our official hotels to/from the conference venue and championships' venue (we will offer two pick-up locations, both within a 5 minute walk of official hotels).  Details of the official hotels will follow early next year.

£175 – standard delegate
£130 - Home Counties Coach 25% discount until 14th July
Prices subject to a booking fee.

You can opt to be invoiced rather than pay with a cheque or credit card, but please note that your place is not guaranteed until full payment is made.


Friday 25 August 2017 from 1600-2100

Saturday 26 August 2017 from 0900-1700

To find out more and register for the conference, click here.