Performance Coaching Conference 2014: Initial Speakers Confirmed


British Triathlon is delighted to announce Peter Keen CBE as the first Keynote speaker of the 2014 Performance Coaching Conference.

Peter is a visionary coach and leader in international high performance sport with a proven track record in strategic planning, team management, coaching, sport science and education. As the former Performance Director at UK Sport, he designed and implemented the strategic funding and performance management system that resulted in the triumphant achievement of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The theme for the 2014 conference, which takes place at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre on 15 March, is Science & Innovation in Coaching. Both are crucial components to any high-performing triathlon coach striving to support their athletes to perform at their best. The understanding of human performance in sport is growing at an alarming rate, with thanks largely to sport scientists, and experts around the world. 
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Alongside Peter, there is also a wealth of talent lined up to speak to attendees.
Workshop Speakers:
Simon Jones: Former Head Coach at British Cycling from 2003 to 2007 where he personally coached Sir Bradley Wiggins to gold medal winning success in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Jones is now Head of Endurance Sports at the English Institute of Sport.
Ben Bright: Former elite triathlete and Sydney 2000 Olympian, Ben is now Head Coach of British Triathlon's Olympic Programme.
Sarah Broadhead:  Chartered Psychologist and Director of Sport at the Chimp Management Company. Sarah is also the Sport Psychologist to the Great Britain Triathlon Team. 
Ian Pyper (English Institute of Sport): Performance Scientist to British Triathlon and the Great Britain Triathlon Team.
Lucy Wainwright (English Institute of Sport) : Lead Performance Nutritionist to British Triathlon and the Great Britain Triathlon Team.
Professor Mike Tipton: A Professor of Human & Applied Physiology having spent over 30 years researching and advising the military, industry and elite sports people in the areas of thermoregulation of human performance in extreme environments, environmental and occupational physiology. He has published over 450 scientific papers, reports, chapters and books in these areas.
Professor Vicky Tolfrey: Provided applied sport science support to Paralympic athletes since 1994, and has attended the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, the Cyprus holding camp for Athens 2004 and the Far East holding camp for Beijing 2008 and the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She acts as a sport science consultant for the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Association and Great Britain Paratriathlon Team.
Final Keynote Speaker to be confirmed shortly along with more detailed biographies and details of their workshops. 
The cost of this year's conference is £95 and can be purchased through the online booking system here
To find out more about the Conference, please visit the Coaching section of the British Triathlon website. 

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