Sports coaching

Call for abstracts

LJMU Sport Coaching Student Conference 2017

We're accepting conference abstracts

We welcome submissions from both undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking sport coaching related research or applied practice. There will be 30 verbal (15 minute) presentation slots and 20 informal poster display spaces. 'Work in progress' papers are particularly welcomed as we realise many new scholars will still be completing work over the academic year.

The LJMU ICCE Student Conference is an opportunity for you to present your dissertation or applied work to a supportive academic community of peers and staff. Share ideas, build your CV, network with like-minded individuals and contribute to the study of sport coaching in the UK. Accordingly, we invite you to submit an abstract on a coaching related theme. The following list is indicative, although not nearly exhaustive:

  • Participation/community based coaching
  • Coaching special populations
  • High performance coaching
  • Coaching in schools
  • Coach education
  • Coach athlete parent relationships
  • Talent ID and development
  • Ethics in coaching

In addition, student work that is related to coaching but from different subject areas is welcome and will be scheduled in the ‘interdisciplinary session’. This work could be from, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Sport business
  • Sport development
  • Sport sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Physical education
  • Sociology of sport
  • Physiology/sociology/pedagogy/psychology/history/philosophy when applied to a sport coaching context

Submission instructions

  • Abstracts should be 300 words (max.)
  • In the case of co-authored papers, one person should be identified as the corresponding author
  • Abstracts should include full contact details for all authors, including name, institutional affiliation and email address
  • Include 3-8 keywords with your abstract
  • Abstracts should be emailed to: Dr Colum Cronin by 29 May 2017