Speaker line-up at conference sees four more world-class names added

We are delighted to announce four more guest speakers at our England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference on March 25 & 26.

Joining an already impressive line-up of elite coaches, strength and conditioning experts, and leaders in sports psychology for the two-day event at Loughborough University are Stefan Holm, Yannick Tregaro, Paulo Oliveira, and Paulo Reis.

Yannick TregaroYannick Tregaro is one of the world's leading high jump, long jump, and triple jump coaches. Following his own successful career as a high jumper, he turned to coaching and started working with Christian Olsson, then a young athlete. Together, they formed a highly successful partnership with Olsson winning gold at the 2003 World Championships and 2004 Olympic Games. Tregaro coached several Swedish athletes, including high jumper Kajsa Bergqvist who earlier in 2003 had won a high jump gold medal at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships, and Emma Green who won a silver medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona and a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships. More recently, Tregaro is working with Swedish long jumper Thobias Montler, who last year, won a silver medal at the World Indoor Championships with 8.38m, and silver at the European Championships with 8.06m.

Yannick Tregaro – session overview at the International Jumps and Throws Conference: Over the weekend, Yannick will be delivering a practical session on technical drills for the horizontal jumper and a presentation on coaching the athlete in front of you. In the practical session, he will be focusing on developing the horizontal jumper, what drills and activities are a focus for him now and how he develops these skills. In his second session, he will be presenting on his coaching philosophy and sharing his experiences, expertise and coaching solutions when working with the unique athlete, in ‘Coaching the Individual’.

Stefan HolmStefan Holm is a 2.40m high jumper, Olympic champion, World Indoor champion, multiple Olympic, World, and European championship medallist. Coached by his father, Johnny, Stefan’s lifetime best performance outdoors was 2.37m in Athens in 2008. In the indoor arena, he made it into the 2.40m club when he secured victory at the 2005 European Indoor Championships in Madrid. He is one of 10 men who boast 2.40m as a lifetime best. Charles Austin is the only other of those to have won Olympic gold. In the years since he matched up to the all-time giants of the high jump, Stefan has served as a member of the International Olympic Committee (from 2013 to 2021) and followed in his father’s footsteps as an international high jump coach, guiding Sofie Skoog to fifth place at the World Indoor Championships in Portland in 2016 – and seventh spot at that year’s Olympic Games. He is currently guiding his prodigiously talented 18-year-old son, Melwin Lycke Holm, who high jumped 2.18m in 2022.

Stefan Holm – session overview at the International Jumps and Throws Conference: Stefan will be delivering two sessions over the conference weekend. In the first session, he will deliver a presentation titled: ‘Coaching the changing athlete’. During the presentation Stefan will share his experiences of coaching developing athletes and consider the athlete development factors based on the ‘today’s athlete’. In his second session, he will be delivering a practical session titled: 'Plyometric training in developing the high jump take-off', where he will focus on the key plyometric exercises in his programme that develops the high jump take-off, meanwhile, focusing on good execution of technique. During the session Stefan will explain key observation and coaching points.

Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira has a degree in Biomechanics, a master’s degree in Sports Science, and a PhD in Human Kinetics. Since 2014, he has been responsible for the Department of Biomechanics of Sports and Performance at the Portuguese Athletics Federation (FPA).

He applies the biomechanical methods (kinematics and kinetics) to evaluate the physical and technical characteristics of the athletes included in the Olympic and Paralympic Project and High-Performance List of the Portuguese Athletics Federation.

He worked as part of the Portuguese national team at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio and Tokyo, respectively. Since 2020, he has been a professor adjunct of the Dynamics and Biomechanics of the Movement units’ course in the Biomechanics Degree in ESTG at the Polytechnic Leiria and of the Biomechanics unit course in the Physiotherapy Degree in Egas Moniz School of Health & Science.

Mark Chapman, in his role at England Athletics, has supported many athlete and coach partnerships on the talent pathway. He currently coaches Zara Obamakinwa who is the Great Britain under-18 record holder, a world under-20 championships finalist in 2022, and has a personal best of 55.13m. Chapman also works at the University of Greenwich’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance as a senior lecturer and researcher in biomechanics and strength and conditioning.

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