Liverpool waterfront

Call for abstracts

ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017

Invitation to submit coaching research abstracts and best practice summaries

Coaching research abstracts:

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations that address issues related to coaching practice and coach education research. Abstracts will be blind, peer reviewed by an adjudication committee and selected participants will be invited to present in either an oral or poster format. Topics should focus on effective coaching, coach education, coach development and good practice. Early career researchers are also welcome. Critical reviews of the literature as well as data-driven research will be considered.

Best practice summaries:

Coaching practitioners are invited to submit summaries for oral and/or poster presentations that address issues related to “best practice” in coaching, coach education and coach development. Summaries will be reviewed and evaluated by the organising committee and selected participants will be invited to present in either an oral or poster format. Topics should focus on effective coaching, coach education, coach development and good practice.


Submission guidelines for both categories

  • Please indicate the category of submission: "Coaching research abstract" or "Best practice summary"
  • Abstracts/summaries must be in English and of up to 400 words. Coaching research abstracts must be in APA style (6th edition) and 400 words excluding references
  • Abstracts/summaries should be submitted via e-mail as an attachment saved in Microsoft Word format (Times New Roman, font size 10)
  • Include an 80-word biography of the presenting author
  • Submissions must be sent to the ICCE Research Committee, k.livingstone@icce.ws, and received by 30 January 2017
  • Receipt of abstracts and summaries will be acknowledged. Authors will be notified on 1 March 2017 whether their abstracts have been accepted
  • Successful abstracts/summaries will be electronically published and distributed to delegates at the Conference

Template for coaching research abstract/best practice summary

IMPORTANT: use Times New Roman 10

The coaching research abstract/best practice summary has four parts:

  1. TITLE OF PAPER (CAPITAL AND BOLD)
  2. Author, Academic Institution/Affiliation, Country
  3. Coaching research abstract or Best practice summary
  4. Content: 400 words maximum excluding references

Example:

COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA AND CANADA
Cliff Mallett, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia
Pierre Trudel, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada
I submit this document as (check):
Coaching research abstract ____
or
Best practice summary ____

Coaching research
abstract
Best practice summary

Empirical Research
(data-driven)

Position paper
(critical review of literature)


Introduction
Sport coaching research…
In this paper…………

Method

Participants
Design/Measures…
Data analysis

Results


Discussion and Conclusion


References (APA 6th edition)

Introduction
Sport coaches training programme…
In this paper………

Argumentation

Implication

References (APA 6th edition)

Introduction
Presentation of the best practice

Sample APA Reference List:

Allee, V. (2000).

Brown, J. S., & Duguid, P. (2000).

Culver, D. M. & Trudel, P. (2006).

Knowledge networks and communities of practice. Journal of the Organization Development Network, 32, 4-13.
The social life of information. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Cultivating coaches’ communities of practice. In R. Jones (Ed.), The Sports Coach as Educator: re-conceptualising sports coaching (pp. 96 -112). London: New York: Routledge.

Further information

For more information on submitting an abstract contact Karen Livingstone at k.livingstone@icce.ws.