Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences, Emma Kavanagh was recently present at the launch of the International Sport Coaching Framework at the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) 9th global coaching conference in Durban, South Africa. This marked a worldwide initiative to launch the ICCE global coaching strategy and standardise the practice of sports coaching across the world.
Whilst attending the conference as a delegate, Emma also presented a research paper in collaboration with Dr Abbe Brady from the University of Gloucestershire entitled “Humanization in High Performance Sport: Introducing a Value-based Framework for Coaches and Practitioners”. This paper provided a vocabulary for articulating one of the foundations of the international coaching framework; creating an athlete centred coaching environment.
The paper was well received by both national and international delegates including some of the world’s leading experts in the field of sport and coaching sciences. The paper was described as an area of fruitful and exciting opportunity for future research in coaching and performance. This has further enhanced Bournemouth Universities reputation as an emerging centre of innovative research in sport and coaching sciences. In addition the conference has provided opportunity for further external collaborations with a number of national and international partners.