The ICCE Research Fair 2015 will take place on August 21st and 22nd prior to the 10th Global Coach Conference (Vierumäki, Finland, 23rd -25th).

The Research Fair was introduced at the 2013 Durban ICCE Conference to encourage greater interaction between researchers and to share knowledge and understanding to progress an international approach to this scholarship. Positive feedback from the Durban Research Fair supported its efficacy and therefore support for its continuation at future ICCE Conferences. This complementary forum for researchers has now extended an invitation to include coaches, coach developers, and performance directors to foster stronger links between these significant actors in the sports coaching field.

In the Durban Fair, academics from around the word presented their research and scholarship on sports coaching (past, present and future). For the 2015 Research Fair, a series of Masterclasses has been organised. In each of these Masterclasses, an established researcher will conduct an 80-minute session. In this session the facilitator will present a brief overview of the scientific literature. This orientation will be followed by activities to engage participants to progress research and translation to practice. Participants are not required to bring any prepared material to the Masterclass.

When you register for the Global Coach Conference you will be asked to indicate if you want to participate to the Research Fair (a small fee of 40 EUR will be added). Some Masterclasses might be limited in terms of the number of participants.

The program of the ICCE RESEARCH FAIR 2015

Friday 21st August

9:00 – 9:30   Welcome and Introductions
9:30 – 10:50   Three parallel sessions (1,2,3)
10:50 – 11:10   Coffee break
11:10 – 12:30   Three parallel sessions (1,2,3)
12:30 – 16:00   Lunch on your own (networking)
16:00 – 17:20   Three parallel sessions (4,5,6)
17:20 – 17:40   Coffee break
17:40 – 19:00   Three parallel session (4,5,6)

Saturday 22nd August

9:00 – 11:30   Working groups to continue developing position papers for ICCE and publish in ISCJ as a special issue. International projects identified by and coordinated by the ICCE
11:30 – 12:00   Closing session