Global Athletics Coaching Academy

Tuesday 6 September | 5pm Brisbane / 2pm Jakarta / 8am UK

Coaching Matters is a World Athletics event organized by the Global Athletics Coaching Academy, which is World Athletics dedicated Coaching Body.

 

Virtual Forum

Coming together for a virtual forum to discuss matters that affect Athletic coaches all over the world. We will discuss why Coaching Matters to the sport of Athletics,

and give a platform for the World Athletics Coaching Community to discuss and make recommendations on major issues that impact coaching or on which coaching may have impact.

Cliff Mallett

Moderator

MEET THE SPEAKERS

 

Debbie Strange has been coaching in New Zealand for over 4 decades and has supported and mentored many ‘young’ coaches and athletes throughout this time. Debbie has coached many athletes at all levels including the highest, producing finalists at 4 different Olympic Games and World Championships in both discus and javelin. Debbie shares her skills and expertise by facilitating coach education courses especially in the Oceania region. She has been involved in World Athletics through        her       membership     of         the Coaches    Commission   and is currently 1 of 12 contributing editors to the World Athletics Coach Education and Certification System.

Koon Teck is the Head of the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Koon Teck has held many prominent appointments at the international, ASEAN, and local levels, including Executive Board member for World Association for Basketball Coaches, and FIBA Asia Coaches Committee Chairman. Koon Teck has a keen interest in using sports and PE as a platform to teach values and character explicitly to athletes and students, guided by experiential learning theory.

Lisa Alexander has been a winning high-performance coach for the past thirty years, including the Australian Diamonds Head Coach for 9 years (winning 82% matches). Her success as Head Coach of the Number One ranked netball team in the world for 9 years, 2015 World Champions, and 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold medalists, amongst other titles. She is currently living and working in London as Performance Director and Under 21 Head Coach of the London Pulse Netball Club in the top domestic League in the UK. Lisa is an

exceptional leader who can create a winning and success- driven environment through knowing the athletes in her care exceptionally well, person first, athlete second. She

is driven by the philosophy that there is always room

Jun Mizushima is the Manager of Youth Coaching at the National Youth Sports Institute in Singapore. His primary tasks are to design and deliver comprehensive plans dovetailing aspects of youth coaches’ developmental systems and pathways. He had been a Throws coach

in Japan and Paraguay. His research focuses on athlete development from biomechanical and psycho-social

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Tuesday 6 September | 5pm UK / 9am PST / 6pm CET |

Coaching Matters is a World Athletics event organized by the Global Athletics Coaching Academy, which is World Athletics dedicated Coaching Body.

 

Virtual Forum

Coming together for a virtual forum to discuss matters that affect Athletic coaches all over the world. We will discuss why Coaching Matters to the sport of Athletics,

and give a platform for the World Athletics Coaching Community to discuss and make recommendations on major issues that impact coaching or on which coaching may have impact.

Wendy Truvillion

Moderator

MEET THE SPEAKERS

 

 

 

Lorraine Lafrenière As CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), Lorraine Lafreniere leads Canada’s Coaching Education Partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) as well as safe sport initiatives for the profession of coaching. Her career spans more than 30 years within the national sport system which includes roles as CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada as well as Cycling Canada.

April Smith coached at the NCAA level for 20 years and is currently a volunteer assistant coach at Sonoma State University. Smith previously led the throws program at Fresno State for four seasons. In her first two seasons alone with the Bulldogs, Smith produced seven MWC All-Conference athletes, five conference champions, seven national qualifiers, two All-Americans and three international qualifiers. Prior to Fresno State, Smith spent 15 years at Appalachian State and coached 59 conference champions in the throwing events along with 22 Regional qualifiers, 10 National qualifiers and one Olympic Trials qualifier. Smith was named

NCAA East Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006. Smith is Vice President of the United States Women’s Track Coaches

Association (USWTCA), lead coaching education instructor for the USATF Central California Association and was an assistant coach at the 2013 Junior Pan American Games. Smith holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Throws and Combined Events, along with a USATF Level 3 / World Athletics Level V certification in Throws.

Paula Dunn Currently, the Team Leader for GB Senior teams for 2022, was the Paralympic Head Coach, 2013 – 2021. Attended multiple championships since 2021, has a team speed coach, lead speed coach and ultimately in the last 10 years in Team Leader roles. Coached, multiple Junior international athletes, senior

athletes who represented GB at U23 and senior level and a Paralympic sprinter, who won a World Championship Silver and a Paralympic bronze medal. of California Santa Barbara.

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