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USATF and IAAF Academy open enrollment

IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, will host the USATF and IAAF Academy Course from December 27th until January 1st. President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Frank Dick OBE, is part of the faculty of the course. The USATF/IAAF Academy is your exclusive opportunity to earn the highest recognized achievement in the IAAF and USATF Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS) pathway. The course is recognized around the world and indicates that a coach is not only highly experienced, but […]

Paula Dunn: “another brick in the wall” for the IFAC 2020 line-up!

Paula Dunn is the Head Coach to the GB Paralympic Track & Field team who came back from the Rio Games with their biggest ever medal haul, a whopping 33 medals (15 Gold, 7 Silver, 11 Bronze).Appointed as Head Coach in 2013, Paula has also lead the team to some of their most successful World and European Championships over the last 3 years.A former sprinter having represented Great Britain at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and with a number of Commonwealth […]

Vincent Walsh joins to the IFAC 2020 fantastic line-up!

Vin Walsh is Professor of Human Brain Research in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. He works on many aspects of perception and memory and is currently investigating lifelong learning and plasticity using behavioural, brain imaging and human brain stimulation methods.He obtained a PhD in Visual Neuroscience from Manchester before spending 10 years in Oxford as a Royal Society University Research Fellow and joining UCL in 2002. He collaborates widely and especially on all aspects of human brain stimulation which requires […]

Baroness Sue Campbell headline speaker at IFAC 2020

Her appointment at FA was made at a time when the sport is enjoying an upsurge in popularity after England’s third-placed finish at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. She is taking on the FA’s drive to increase grassroots participation in girls’ and women’s football, with the goal of generating further success among the country’s elite women’s teams. A former England netball player and coach, Baroness Campbell assumed her position at UK Sport in 2003, a year in which she also received […]

New speaker confirmed: Hanno Van Der Loo

Five new speakers confirmed for the 2020’s edition of the International Festival of Athletics Coaching For nearly 30 years, the intersection of sport and science has been the common thread in Hanno’s career. He has been interested in optimal ways to increase the mental and physical performance of athletes since he was active as a national level decathlete (two bronze medals at the Dutch championships 1989 and 1990). He studied exercise physiology and psychology at the Faculty of Human Movement […]

Chantal Petitclerc will speak at IFAC 2020

Five new speakers confirmed: starting from today, we will present them one each day Honourable Chantal Petitclerc is not only an internationally renowned athlete, but also a compassionate person. When she was 13 years old, she lost the use of her legs in an accident. While Petitclerc was developing her skills as a wheelchair athlete, she pursued her studies, first in social sciences at the CEGEP de Sainte-Foy and then in history at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She overcame adversity and […]

First Headline Speaker announced for IFAC 2020: Coach Vern Gambetta

International Festival of Athletics Coaching 2020 will follow in the same footsteps as last year: same location & same time of year The event will be held at Loughborough University, UK, 4 and 5 January 2020. This year, the conference formula has changed now offering a two full day program. As always, there will be a rich blend of presentation and practical sessions. We are also pleased to announce the first headline event speaker: Vern Gambetta. Coach Gambetta needs no […]