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In memory of Pat Duffy

Pat Duffy July 16th, 1959 - 10th August 2014

Pat Duffy
July 16th, 1959 – 10th August 2014

On Sunday morning Pat Duffy, Vice-President for Strategy and Development for the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the chief architect of the International Sport Coaching Framework, passed away following a long illness.

Pat was also Professor of Sport Coaching at Leeds Metropolitan University and over the past two decades had become one of the world’s foremost authorities on coaching education and development.

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Academic News, Events

Scottish Coaching Conference

Scottish_Athletics_LogoScottish Coaching Conference,
Emirates Arena Glasgow

20th to 21st September, 2014

A full weekend-long programme of seminars and practical workshops await delegates to the Scottish Coaching Conference, organised by Scottish Athletics.

For further information email Mary Anderson at

Academic News, Books, Fitness News

High Performance Training for Sports special offer

High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.

Editors David Joyce and Dan Lewindon have gathered contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation.

The list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of world experts who share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby.

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Academic News, Fitness News

Free Podcast on High Performance Training for Sports

PodcastDavid Joyce, joint author of High Performance Training for Sports has recorded Part One of a Podcast series based on the book, with Jeremy Boone (Coach Your Best). In the podcast David discusses his background and what inspired him to write this book? He details exactly who can benefit from the book and what he means by the concept of the modern athlete. He goes on to explain the difference between Movement Freedom and Movement Control and the relationship between low back pain and a hula hoop. The concept of ‘Injury as an Opportunity’ is also discussed as is why the psychology of injury is so important to address in a return to play programme. Listen to it now >>

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McGeechan and Murray join line up at Global Coaches House

GCH logoGlobal Coaches House
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Saturday 26 July to Saturday 2 August 2014

Former Scotland and British Lions Coach Ian McGeechan and current British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray join an impressive list of leading coaching exponents supporting an eight day celebration of coaching during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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