2nd IAAF World Youth Coaches Conference in Colombia

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The 2nd IAAF World Youth Coaches Conference will be held in Cali, Colombia, on Monday 20 July, giving the opportunity for coaches from approximately 150 national teams assembled for the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 the chance to attend.

It will be held at the Escuela Nacional del Deporte in Cali. The conference will be opened by IAAF President Lamine Diack and features six experts from around the world discussing topics of interest in this category for the coaching profession.

The youth category in athletics is considered a crucial phase in an athlete’s training and development, especially with respect to biology, auxology, psychology, and especially bio-motor and cognitive skills.

Speakers include: IAAF Director of Development & Member Relations Malek El-Hebil, Dr Cristina Fink (USA), Duany Lebeque Ubaldy (CUB), Dr Wolfgang Killing-Muhlinghaus (GER), Dr Randall L Wilber (USA), and Prof. Dr Dietmar Schmidtbleicher (GER).

Coaches interested in attending the conference or seeking further information should contact:

Stéphane Merlino
IAAF Development & Member Relations Dept. – Manager
email: stephane.merlino@hq.iaaf.org

A copy of the conference brochure which gives further details of the programme and speakers’ full backgrounds will can be made available on this page of the IAAF website in the coming days.

Simultaneous translation of all speeches at the conference will be provided in English, French and Spanish.

This conference will be the latest in the series of coaching seminars promoted and organised by the IAAF as part of its commitment to the development of the sport.

It follows in the footsteps of the successful 1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference held in Eugene, USA, after the conclusion of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships there; and also the 2nd IAAF World Coaches Conference held in Moscow in August 2013 after the last IAAF World Championships.

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