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athletics Coaching Conference



June 22 to June 26, 2019

Brought to you by Athletics Australia, the 2019 Athletics Coaching Conference will be your chance to learn from leading voices in coach education, sport science and track and field coaching. Featuring seminars and practical coaching sessions, the conference will explore how a coach can facilitate an athlete’s transition from junior athletics to senior performance.

Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, reflecting the holistic approach required for successful performance coaching.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Oceania Area Championships.



Dan Pfaff: Tutor of 49 Olympians includnig 9 medallists, Head Coach of AlTIS.
Professor Louise Burke OAM: Head of Sports Nutrition at the AIS and IOC Nutrition Working Group.
John Quinn: Olympics Team Coach, AFL High Performance Manager, Director of Quinn Elite Sports.
Dr. Andrew Dawson: Senior lecturer of Sports Coaching at Victoria University.
Dr. Dianne Huxley: Coach, Educator and Researcher in Athlete Development.
Sharon Hannan: Former Coach of World Champion Sally Pearson, Director of Sports Credentials.
Dr. Stephen Bird: Elite Strength and Conditioning Coach, Author, and Researcher.
Peter Fortune: Former AA Team Coach, TIS Director, and Personal Coach of Catherine Freeman.
Craig Hilliard: Athletics Australia Head Coach
Steve Cain: Former Commonwealth Games representative, Head Coach of MULTUS.
Wade Sinclair: Performance Analyst for the NQ Cowboys and JCU Sport and Exercise Lecturer.
Michael Walsh: Founder of The Learning Curve Positive Education and Wellbeing Program.
Peter Edwards: Master of Science in Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Dr. Terry Engelberg: PhD in Organisational Behaviour/Sport from Griffith University.

Keep checking back for more speakers announced over the coming weeks.



Draft timetable

Saturday 8:30am to 5:30pm: Includes lectures and practical coaching demonstrations.
Sunday 8:30am to 5:30pm: Includes lectures and practical coaching demonstrations.
Sunday 7:30pm: Social Barbecue
Monday 8am to 10am: Practical coaching demonstrations
Monday: Competition opening ceremony
Tuesday: Competition from 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm: Dan Pfaff presentation, including canapés and drinks.
Wednesday 8:30am to 11:30am Dan Pfaff practical coaching demonstration.
Wednesday: Competition from 2pm to 7pm