UK Sport’s coaching team will join an impressive line-up that includes Judy Murray and Ian McGeechan at The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Coaches House during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Drawing on a wealth of experience, Director of Performance Simon Timson and Head of Coaching Graham Taylor will be joined by the likes of Rob McCracken (GB Boxing) and Eddie Van Hoof (British Gymnastics), who are both part of UK Sport’s Elite Programme, to deliver four bespoke sessions.
The Global Coaches House will be hosted at the University of Strathclyde from Saturday 26 July to Saturday 2 August 2014 to provide a development opportunity for coaches to learn from some of the best coaches in the world, while in the special atmosphere of a major multi-sport competition.
Former Scotland and British Lions Coach Ian McGeechan and current British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray, as well as former UK Sport Chair Baroness Sue Campbell and British Athletics Para Head Coach Paula Dunn, will host sessions at the eight day celebration of coaching.
The programme will also dedicate a day to women in coaching through ‘Women winning through sport’ on 27 July, with elite athletes and high performances coaches sharing their experiences.
This event follows the success of the ICCE Global Coaches House in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which delivered a comprehensive programme of seminars, lectures, presentations and discussions for coaches from around the world.
UK Sport Head of Coaching Graham Taylor said: “We are very much looking forward to hosting sessions at the Global Coaches House and using the high profile opportunity of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to shine a light on this significant area of work for the high performance system.
“We will use these sessions to inform and educate on the work UK Sport is doing to help accelerate the development of coaches operating within the performance environment, as well as delivering more practical guidance around the everyday challenges of high performance coaching.”
The Global Coaches House will not only provide a meeting and focal point for the coaches and coaching organisations but also for academics and business professionals with an interest in applying coaching to the needs of their organisations and professional development planning.
Programme details will be updated on the Global Coaches House website and on Twitter @G_C_House #GCH2014
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