Dr John Kiely confirmed for England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference

Dr John Kiely 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 John Kiely is currently a senior lecturer in performance and innovation within the PE and Sports Sciences department of the University of Limerick. He supervises professional doctorate candidates pursuing practice-based doctoral level qualifications while working in professional multi-disciplinary performance environments.

His professional experiences include working as a coaching practitioner at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the 2008 Olympics and the 2004 Paralympics as well as both junior and senior IAAF World Athletics championships.

During this time, he has worked with a number of Olympic and world championship medallists in a variety of sports including, for example, Phillips Idowu, triple-jump, world silver (2011), European gold (2010), world gold (2009), Olympic silver (2008); Germaine Mason, high jump, Olympic silver (2008) and Laura Massaro, squash world champion (2013).

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Overview of Dr Kiely’s keynote

What are the key drivers of performance adaptation? And, if we more clearly understand these drivers, how can we better plan, communicate and manage training plans and processes?

The presentation will primarily focus on practical take home messages for the coach.

Overview of Dr Kiely’s session

Over the weekend, he will be delivering further practical sessions on the physical preparation of the athlete; blending coordination development and strength training. Coaches looking to gain a better understanding of strength training for the athlete will gain valuable insight into the philosophy of athlete development and practical interventions to take away and apply in their own coaching context. He will deliver this session twice to accommodate both the jumps and throws audiences and their contexts.

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.