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ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017

Liverpool John Moores University is proud to host the 2017 ICCE Global Coach Conference.

Conference overview

ICCE logoThe 11th ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017 will be hosted by LJMU in partnership with the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) within the world-renowned sporting city of Liverpool. The mission of the ICCE is to lead and support the development of sport coaching globally. In light of this mission, the Conference aims to showcase and evaluate the important impact sport coaching plays throughout all levels of sport and society across the globe.

The Conference will bring together frontline coaches, coach educators and developers, academics, sport scientists, performance directors and sport administrators to share research, best practice and expertise in relation to understanding and developing coaching practice.

The Conference theme ‘Challenging Sport Coaching Frontiers: The Role of Sports Science and Technology’ demonstrates the vision to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of coaching excellence in relation to meeting the needs of the performer.

Conference strands include coach education; coach development; coaching practice; applied coaching; high performance coaching; football performance; cycling performance; sports science and technology; cycling; coaching systems; performer development and Paralympic and disability coaching (e.g. Paralympic sport, disability sport and military personnel disabled through combat).

Over three days, delegates will take part in lectures, practical sessions, discussions and demonstrations by world-leading academics, members of international business and globally respected expert practitioners. The event provides an excellent platform for the dissemination of information and networking opportunities and will consist of a blend of scientific, applied and social programmes, including a gala dinner.

Conference dates:

29 - 30 July, 2017 – Pre-conference research and applied activities
31 July - 2 August, 2017 – Global Coach Conference

Welcome to the city of sport

LJMU hopes the heritage and diversity of sport in the city will provide an inspirational setting for the Conference. Liverpool has produced a number of swimming, athletics and boxing clubs with World and Olympic medal winning athletes. It is also home to one of the UK's most successful gymnastics clubs and decorated gymnast Beth Tweedle MBE is a former LJMU student. Each year Liverpool hosts the world famous Grand National horse race. The region is known as England's Golf Coast as it has the largest concentration of links courses, including two PGA Championship courses. Liverpool is the most successful football city in England with Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club winning a combined 27 league titles and nine European titles.

"The ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017 in Liverpool will bring together coaches, coach educators, researchers, sport scientists, technical directors and sport administrators to address issues in sport coaching, to learn about new coaching research and to share experiences with the top coaching development experts in the world. We are confident that we will be able to present a world-class conference with our hosts from Liverpool."

John Bales -
President, International Council for Coaching Excellence

Background to LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University has been at the forefront of innovation and development in PE and sports coaching for over 100 years through our School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, established in 1975, is reputed for its world-leading, ground-breaking research in sport science. The School is now the leading sport and exercise science department in the UK.

With such an impressive history and established global reputation in sport, LJMU and the city of Liverpool is the perfect host of the ICCE Global Coach Conference. We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2017.

Background to ICCE

The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) is a not-for-profit, international organisation with the mission of leading and supporting the development of sport coaching globally. The ICCE has established a central Global Coaching Office at Leeds Beckett University in 2011 which is now the hub of its global and European activities.


The Conference will be held at the award winning ACC Liverpool. Previously the ACC was the home to the successful European Congress of Sport Sciences 2011 arranged by LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. The ACC Liverpool is a purpose built venue located on the banks of the River Mersey within a UNESCO World Heritage site. To find out how to get to the venue and where to stay, take a look at the Travel and accommodation page.

Programme and speakers

Take a look at the provisional programme for key dates of the ICCE Global Coach Conference. The Conference will feature a number of high-profile speakers, find out who will be speaking.


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