Dr Alison O'Riordan confirmed as speaker for England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference

Dr Alison O’Riordan is the latest industry expert to join the list of stellar keynote speakers for our International Jumps and Throws Conference on 25 & 26 March 2023, at Loughborough University.

To secure your place now at the Conference, themed ‘Coaching the Adaptable Athlete’, either as a delegate attending in person or as an online delegate, visit our conference page. Please note places are limited, therefore we advise those wanting to attend should sign-up early to avoid disappointment.

Dr Alison O'Riordan

O’Riordan is a sports professional, educator, and researcher with more than 30 years’ global experience in various positions within the public and private sectors.

She is a Paralympic specialist with 20-years’ involvement in para-sport.

As the director of her own company, AOR Sports Consultancy, Dr O’Riordan has worked and consulted successfully with several sporting organisations including the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Athletics, England Athletics, British Athletics, and Paralympics Ireland.

She has taught at levels from primary to university, as well as athlete and coach development.

Regarded as the world leader in seated throws research, O’Riordan has a PhD in biomechanics with a significant publication record and presents around the world in this area.

She will be delivering two workshops at the International Jumps and Throws Conference:

Workshop 1 – ‘Coaching the athlete in front of you’

Using case studies from her personal coaching of seated and ambulant throwers, she will deliver a workshop on how she uses athlete-centred decision making coaching to develop talented throwers. The session will include practical examples of adaptable warm-ups, drills, and skills.

Workshop 2 – ‘Profiling and talent development for seated throws’

Dr Alison O’Riordan will be discussing how to profile for the seated throws, how to evolve a throwing technique that suits the athletes and how to develop the physical and psychological qualities and capacities for a talented seated thrower.

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The England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference on 25 and 26 March 2023 will take place at Loughborough University and the Burleigh Court Hotel. The theme of the conference is titled, ‘Coaching the Adaptable Athlete.’ As well as featuring leading practitioners as keynote speakers, the conference will include practical sessions from those in their field of expertise, looking at the development of the athlete.

We will be confirming additional keynote speakers and guest experts attending the conference in due course.