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Olympic Long Jumper coming to Cumbria to talk 'Talent Development'

March 13, 2015

Active Cumbria, The Sport and Physical Activity Partnership will be launching it's annual Cumbria Coaching Conference on Saturday 25th April with a special visit from GB Long Jumper, Chris Tomlinson.

The conference will be opened by Chris, the London 2012 star. Chris will giving a athletes perspective of Talent Development. He will share his thoughts on what makes a talented athlete, the coaches role in developing talent, his thoughts on how talent can or should be developed and what he has learnt for his coaches throughout his journey, the good and the bad!

Chris said;

‘I always love coming to Cumbria, and I'm delighted to be speaking at the upcoming Active Cumbria Coaches Conference and sharing my views on a subject I am so passionate about. Good coaching is vital to getting young people involved, making their experiences enjoyable, and retaining them in sport as they grow up. I'm also looking forward to having a great discussion and participating in some of the other sessions on what is an incredibly packed agenda!’

Taking place at Univerity of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus, the confernce is being developed and managed by the University of Cumbria & Active Cumbria with an overarching theme of ‘Developing Talent and Performance’. Delegates are able to choose workshop’s from the following areas of development as part of the event:

  • Introduction to Strength & Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention & Management
  • Mental Toughness & Motivation
  • Nurtrition for optimal performance

The Conference is targeted (although not exclusively) at coaches qualified or working towards UKCC Level 2 qualification or equivalent and those working with performers along NGB Talent Pathways.

Richard Metcalf, Development Officer for Coaching at Active Cumbria said;

“It gives me great pleasure to invite Chris to speak at our coaching conference.  Normally we have coaches talking about coaching, this time it is going to especially exciting to hear about talent development from an athlete’s perspective. Im sure Chris will bring some great up to date insight into what makes a good (or bad) talent coach.

Cumbria has a great tradition of producing talented athletes and performers in a great range of sports and this conference provides a superb developmental opportunity for all our coaches. We has formed a strong partnership with staff & students from University of Cumbria which will allow the coaches to gain more information from several experts in particular fields of athlete support and preparation.

Active Cumbria’s aim is to inspire and champion coaching excellence, to advance the coaching profession, and to most importantly make a sustainable difference to athletes, clubs and Cumbria.’

Places for the conference are £40 per coach and can be booked online

To avoid disappointment register your place today for the 2015 Coaches Conference, 25th April University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus, 10am-4pm


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