Eighty-nine delegates attended the SDS Coaching Conference in Stirling on Sunday 29 January 2017 and fantastic learning opportunities were on offer throughout the day. Richard Brickley MBE provides his thoughts on the day.
“Nik Diaper, Head of Sport Science and Sports Medicine at the English Institute of Sport, and Matt Hammond, Performance Manager at GB Boccia, provided stimulating keynote addresses on Rio 2016 and planning for Tokyo 2017.
Morning and afternoon workshops in transition tolerance and toughness, leadership and mentoring, nutrition and hydration, developing an adapted programme, communication and planning and preparation for a major event offered delegates lots of food for thought.
A panel session of coaches and athletes involved in Rio and a “looking forward” session from Mike Whittingham, sportscotland’s Director of High Performance, rounded off the very full day programme perfectly.”
Many thanks to all the coaches and support staff who supported the event.