Cluster for Research into Coaching Symposium

Date: 12 June 2023
Location: Student Life Building, Liverpool John Moores University

With generous support from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Cluster for Research in Sport Coaching (CRiC) will meet for a coaching research symposium on Monday 12 June.

We invite you to this welcoming event, which provides an excellent opportunity to:

  1. Connect with researchers using qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methodologies, in addition to discussions of conceptual issues related to sport coaching
  2. Share and hear sport coaching research that is theoretically informed, critical and accessible
  3. Celebrate research that has engendered debate on issues related to sport coaching

The symposium will take place at LJMU's Student Life Building, Copperas Hill, Liverpool. The event will be a collegial opportunity for researchers at all stages of their career. To facilitate this, the programme will include:

  • A distinguished coaching scholar lecture from a keynote speaker
  • 5 parallel sessions featuring 15 established speakers
  • 15 early career/doctoral/PG researcher presentations (abstracts to be submitted by 31 March 2023 – see below)
  • ECR/PhD/PG networking breakfast
  • Panel debates with invited academics and practitioners
  • Sport Coaching Review researcher recognition awards

This collegial programme will enable delegates at different career stages to connect and start respectful academic conversations that we hope will continue in the days and weeks that follow.


Register for this event

CRiC Non-Members - £60
CRiC Members - £30
PGR Non-members - £30
PGR CRiC members - £20

Registration closes at 9am on Monday 5 June 2023.

Submit an Abstract

We wish to support established scholars (>4 years post PhD), early career researchers (ECR <5 years post PhD), doctoral and postgraduate (PG) students. To facilitate this, we call for abstracts from:

  1. ECR/PhD/PG researchers for presentations (10 minutes) (N.B. 15 slots available)
  2. Established scholars (>4 years post PhD) (N.B. 15 slots available)

Abstracts should be submitted to by, or on, 31 March 2023. Please put ‘ECR/PhD/PG Scholar Abstract’ or ‘Established Scholar Abstract’ in the subject title of your email. Submissions should follow the guidelines below:

  • By submission of an abstract you are agreeing to present if, and as, scheduled within the conference programme
  • The presenting author for the abstract submitted should be the first author of the submission
  • Individuals should only be the first author (i.e., presenting author) on one abstract i.e. one presentation per person
  • Abstracts should include a title, names and affiliations of all authors, and introduce the substance of your presentation (e.g., background, aim, methods, results, and conclusion)
  • Abstracts are restricted to 300 words (not including title, authors, or affiliations)
  • Abstracts should be in keeping with the CRiC aspirations to critically understand sports coaching and its complexity through theoretically informed analyses
  • Abstracts may or may not include published work, but should not include proposals for studies

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Cluster for Research into Coaching

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