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Monday, May 26, 2014

1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference – Oregon 2014

Monaco - The 1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference will be held in Eugene, USA, on Monday 28 July, giving the opportunity for coaches from nearly 180 national teams assembled for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships the chance to attend. Held at the University of Oregon campus in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom, near Hayward Field where the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships will be staged between 22-27 July, the Conference will be opened by IAAF President Lamine Diack and feature six experts from around the world discussing topics of interest in this category for the coaching profession. Topics will include the physiological, psychological and training issues relevant to junior athletes, especially prodigious performers at an elite level. Speakers include: IAAF Director of Development & Member Relations Dept. Malek El-Hebil, Dr Randall L Wilber (USA), Helmar Hommel (GER), Dr Keith Barr (USA), Professor Dr Ulrich Hartmann (GER), Dr Craig Poole (USA). A copy of the Conference brochure which gives further details of the programme and speakers’ backgrounds can be found on the right-hand side of this page as a Related Document. 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 very successful 2nd IAAF World Coaches Conference held in Moscow last August, immediately after the conclusion of the 2013 IAAF World Championships.