6th Annual Herts Coaching Conference
Games People Play: Learning in games, with games and from the Games
Date: Sunday 7 October 2012 - 10.00am-1.00pm
Venue: de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
Cost: £30 only - includes lunch!! (FREE to coaches registered on the Coaching Herts database)
Putting the performer at the centre of your practice is now standard operating procedure for good coaches but how far are you prepared to go when “fun” is their main reason for being there? We look at learning, games and how to use them, and what the Olympic Games have told us.
Keynote speaker: Richard Bailey - writer, speaker and researcher on sport and education.
Richard writes for magazines and newspapers and talks on TV and radio. Previously a professor at Canterbury, Roehampton and Birmingham Universities, he continues to contribute to academic debates. A long-term student and teacher of the martial arts, Richard was, once upon a time, the no. 1 light heavyweight Thai boxer in the UK!
One of his testimonials reads: "You feel that you are listening to a man who has been there and actually walked the walk and developed his ideas from practical experience."
In his keynote address, Richard will argue for a learner-centred approach to coaching.
Our other contributors to Games People Play are:
- Matt Lent - Matt, the founder of Treetop Training, is a youth worker, social entrepreneur, trainer and presenter, and a leading practitioner in the field of game-based training. Matt will explore how to use games, from tig to jenga, to ensure that your performers are engaged, focussed and retaining the learning that you offer them.
- Sergio Lara-Bercial - Sergio is a senior research fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University. An ex-professional basketball player, Sergio spent his Olympics hosting the Global Coaching House in London, rubbing shoulders with the world's best coaches. He will share the learning from three weeks of intense debate, interaction and analysis.
The Coaching Conference starts with Richard Bailey's keynote address at 10.00am and ends with lunch (included in the price!) at 1.00pm. At 11.00am delegates from a number of sports will follow their own, tailored programmes for the remainder of the day. Those sports are:
- Football - click here for more info on football's programme
- Netball - click here for more info on netball's programme.
Everyone will come together at 1.00pm and there will be an opportunity to network over lunch.