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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2011 National Coaching Conference Takes Place with Record Number of Attendees
Colorado Springs, CO, June 23, 2011 - The 2011 National Coaching Conference, which is sold out with a record 225 participants, takes place at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado from June 22rd-25th. The 11th annual conference features four days of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions, as well as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year Awards Gala. The event culminates on Saturday, June 25, with Olympic Day events throughout Colorado Springs.
Hosted by the USA Coaching Coalition - comprised of the USOC, NCAA, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education - the conference brings together stakeholders in the development of amateur sports in the U.S. to discuss how to develop a more strategic, integrated and aligned system of athlete and coach development. The theme of the 2011 conference is "Educate, Collaborate, Celebrate."
The focus of the NCC is enhancing coaching knowledge and disseminating the latest research, best practices, trends and innovations in order to develop beginner through elite athletes for optimum performance. USOC, National Governing Body, university and sport professionals will be presenting on topics based on the National Standards for Sport Coaches, which is appropriate for all sports at any competitive level.
Among the speakers scheduled for the conference are Istvan Balyi, resident sport scientist for the National Coaching Institute British Columbia; Laurence Chalip, professor of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas; Jay Coakley, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Tom Farrey, ESPN correspondent and author; Bob Murray, founder and principal of Sports Science Insights; and Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition. Complete information on the conference can be found here.
As part of the conference, approximately 300 people will attend the USOC Coach of the Year Awards Gala on Friday night (June 24) in the Heritage Ballroom at the Antlers Hilton. During the dinner, award recipients will be announced for the National, Paralympic, Developmental and Volunteer Coach of the Year awards, as well as the Doc Councilman Science Award. The winners will be selected from a group of three finalists in each category.
Media wishing to attend the 2011 National Coaching Convention, including the USOC Coach of the Year Awards Gala, must contact Christy Cahill.For more information, please contact the USOC Communications Division at (719) 866-4529 or visit Team USA. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.