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European Athletics High-Performance Conference European Athletics High-Performance Conference 23-24 November 2013, Frankfurt (GER)

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1 European Athletics High-Performance Conference European Athletics High-Performance Conference November 2013, Frankfurt (GER)

2 European Athletics High-Performance Conference Group Members BillGladGBR LenutaDragomirROU BogdanTudorROU JonasEgilssonISL PaulaVanhoovelsBEL JormaKemppainenFIN CharlesVan CommeneeNED PauloBernardoPOR MarkoAleksejevEST EvaPalanekHUN DragoMusicMNE BostjanFridrihSLO MartinPupisSVK Thorey EddaElisddottirISL KestutisJezepcikasLTU MarkFarrugiaMLT

3 European Athletics High-Performance Conference General observations Real diversity of members of the group –Federations facing existential challenges Small steps of improvements within their capabilities have been done Two strong themes –Need for coach develpment –Need to promote relationhips

4 European Athletics High-Performance Conference What can federations really do to affect the performances of elite athletes? Ensure there is a track and facilities Develop coaches –Relationship –Education Build relationships with the athletes Promote physical education in schools Develope a medical service framework

5 European Athletics High-Performance Conference What are the reasons European athletes seem to compete less than successful athletes from other areas? Training methodology Lack of opportunities Finance – expensive to travel to competitions Pressure to keep funding

6 European Athletics High-Performance Conference What can we do to improve the planning of performance developement and the provision of services to elite athletes and their coaches? Recentralise services and management Develop coaches Manage medical status through a smartphone app National focus on a particular event Build tracks => competition scheme Reduce the stress of athletes

7 European Athletics High-Performance Conference Professional coaches Document the work of coaches –Know your history to avoid making the same mistakes Finance of athletes and coaches Service contracts with athletes and coaches Training centers

8 European Athletics High-Performance Conference Recommendations for European Athletics More communication Encourage IAAF to stage the WC later in the year High performace coaching summits More competitons for young athletes who dont reach the top competitions Training centers and camps Joint cliniques for coaches and athletes Internet forum for head coaches Model for talent identification system

9 European Athletics High-Performance Conference Thank you


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