Coach Education & Development

Coach Education & Development

 

Alison has an education background, is a qualified PE teacher and has lectured in student teacher education in both Australia and the UK.

 

She was Athletics Australia Coach Education Manager for Paralympic athletics from 2004 - 2008 and was responsible for the updating and rewriting of Paralympic specific coach education resources during this time. She also faciliated the delivery of this Level 2 coaching course throughout Australia.

Alison has compiled and written a number of inclusive coaching and info resources for England Athletics including

 

Alison has facilitated numerous coach education courses in Australia and the UK, mostly in the area of throwing. Her most recent have been part of England Athletics Local Coach and Development programme and have included

 

Alison has presented at a number of Coach Education conferences including:

  • 2017 IPC VISTA Conference, Toronto, Canada. Oral presentation entitled - Biomechanics of Seated Shot Put.
  • 2017 ICCE Global Coach Conference, Liverpool, UK. Poster entitled - Holding Pole Position and its influence on trunk movement in Seated Shot put.
  • 2017 Middlesex University Research Conference, London, UK. Oral presentation entitled - Biomechanics of Seated Shot Put.
  • 2017 UK Paralympic Performance Conference, St George's Park, Burton, UK. Poster entitled - Pole Position and its influence on Movement Patterns in Seated Shotput.

 

  • 2009 Athletics Australia National Throws Conference. Presentation entitled - Athletics Australia Paralympic Preparation Program, Leading the World in Throws?
  • 2008 Athletics Australia National Throws Conference. Presentation entitled - Considerations for Periodisation and Program Evaluation for Throwers.
  • 2006 Paralympic World Cup Coaching Conference. Presentation entitled - Talent Identification and Integration: a coaching perspective.
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games International Sport Conference. Presentation entitled - Overview of the use of applied biomechanics in evidence-based training for elite seated throwers.