England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference 2023

England Athletics is delighted to be hosting its two-day International Jumps and Throws Conference 2023 on March 25 and 26 at the world-renowned Loughborough University.

Details on how to book online can be found via below. Please note places are limited, therefore, we advise signing-up early to avoid disappointment.

Our conference, themed ‘Coaching the Adaptable Athlete’, will put delegates in front of a packed schedule of world-leading coaches and specialist practitioners across a range of fields, the aim being to benefit coaches, leaders, and athletes not just in jumps and throws, but across all event groups.

Our speaker presentations, practical sessions, and workshops, split over two days (Sat 25 / Sun 26 March), will cover a wide range of topics, offering fantastic learning and development opportunities to improve technical, tactical, and psychological understanding of how to coach in athletics, track, field, and other sports.

You’ll get to hear from our amazing line-up of speakers featuring elite-level coaches and athletes, strength and conditioning experts, and leaders in sports psychology, including: Dr Áine MacNamara, Elliott Newell, Herbert Czingon, Dr John Kiely, Dr Alison O’Riordan, Yannick Tregaro, Stefan Holm, and Steve Backley.

Darren Ritchie, Event Group Lead for Jumps and Combined Events at England Athletics, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer the sport an incredibly exciting line up of experts for our International Jumps and Throws Conference 2023.

“The conference has been designed solely for the purposes of benefiting anyone wanting to gain expert analysis, insight, knowledge, and understanding into how to become the best coach and leader they can be and help inspire our sport and their athletes to future success.

“There is something for everyone who has an interest in coaching athletics. If you are a club coach, talent coach, performance coach, or a coach working with disability athletes, then this conference has something to offer you. It will be a great opportunity for you to connect, collaborate and take inspiration from fellow coach practitioners.

“Immerse yourself over one, two days or online in our inspiring practical and theory sessions. Challenge yourself and create more opportunities to support and develop your coaching career. On the Saturday evening, we will be hosting a celebration dinner which will include an after-dinner question and answers session with some of the key presenters from the weekend.

“This conference is not to be missed.”

Conference speaker overview

  • Dr Áine MacNamara – will be presenting on performance behaviours of elite athletes, their characteristics and traits and how we set up our coaching systems and behaviours to the develop these
  • Dr John Kiely – will be presenting on current research around adaptation and training principles and considering new lines of research in this space
  • Elliott Newell, performance coach and psychologist – will be presenting on the highlights and key messages from the weekend.

 Event specific presenters:

  • Steve Backley OBE – Retired javelin thrower, serial medallist, and Olympian. Formerly held the world record, and his 91.46-metre throw from 1992 is the British record
  • Mark Chapman – England Athletics Talent Event Lead for Discus
  • Herbert Czingon – Former head of jumps, national pole vault coach, Switzerland
  • Stefan Holm – Former Olympic champion, high jump
  • Dr Alison O’Riordan – Director of AOR Sports Consultancy
  • Paulo Oliveira – Department of Biomechanics of Sports and Performance at the Portuguese Athletics Federation (FPA).
  • Nathan Ott – head throws coach at Pennsylvania State University and coach of the 2022 women’s hammer world champion Brook Anderson
  • Yannick Tregaro – World-renowned jumps coach, Sweden

Booking and session information

Conference package options

Full conference Saturday Saturday with dinner Sunday Virtual
Saturday open
Sunday open and close

In person Sat
In person Sun

In person Sat only

In person Sat only

In person Sun only

via whova app
Event group specific workshops
Saturday + Sunday

Saturday only

Saturday only

Sunday only
Saturday + Sunday

Saturday only

Saturday only

Sunday only
3 course Dinner
With speaker questions and answers.
x x x
Whova app
Engage with speakers and delegates.
Delegate pack
Partner product and discount codes.
Discounts available.
x x x x x
Price £230 £120 £150 £120 £50

Booking process

Log in/register at Athletics Hub

  • If it is your first time using athletics hub you can register for free by clicking ‘register’.
  • On the next page type your first name, surname, email address, date of birth, create a password, and read and agree to the terms and conditions.

Select the conference package you’d like to purchase:

Apply any discounts you have at check out.

You will be emailed a link to login to the Whova app; enabling you to engage with speakers and delegates in the build-up, during and after the conference.

If required book your own accommodation.

We recommend the following hotels close to or on campus. Delegates will receive a discount code in their booking confirmation.

Enjoy the conference and tell use all about it by tagging in @EnglandAthletics on Instagram and Twitter and using the hashtag #jumpthrowconf2023

Whova App

England Athletics will be using the Whova app in the lead up to, during and after the conference event. Delegates who have signed up to the conference will receive instructions to download and access the app, in the lead up to the conference. Delegates will then be able to choose from a range of breakout sessions across the weekend that are relevant to their event group and stage of development.

Presenters and breakout sessions