Call for Presentations
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), in association with the United States Coaching Coalition (USOC, NCAA, NFHS, and AAHPERD) is pleased to announce that it will host the 2014 National Coaching Conference. The National Coaching Conference is the U.S. Coaching Coalition’s opportunity to bring together the foremost leaders in sport to convoke dialogue related to the education and development of coaches at all levels of competition and expertise. The theme for the 2014 National Coaching Conference is Long-Term Coach Development.
Guidelines for Proposal Submissions
Please download the Session Proposal Form and complete it in its entirety. Only electronic submissions will be considered. For more information on the conference and submitting a session proposal please visit the conference webpage. In order to increase the breadth and depth of discussion around coach development, the conference program will reflect two primary tracks:
The Coach Track
Presentations should appeal to coaches at the various levels of sport participation, youth through elite, in the United States. Each session should provide practical application of evidence-based practice that coaches will be able to add to their “Coaches Toolbox” while simultaneously demonstrating the level of activity, skill development and competition. appropriate for the identified level of play. Sessions in this track can be considered continuing education for coaches and should reflect the conference theme of Long-Term Coach Development.
The Coach Educator Track
Presentations should appeal to sport program administrators or academic coach educators. Considering the conference theme of Long-Term Coach Development, sessions should reflect one of the following: (a) current research on coach development, (b) paths of coach development across sport, gender, and competitive level, or (c) critical topics in coach education. The sessions should provide coach educators cutting-edge information that directly relates to the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) and clearly demonstrates how to develop and deliver programs and resources that are beneficial to coaches.
Means of Submission:
Completed session proposals must be submitted electronically as an attachment to NCC2014@aahperd.org. Session proposals MUST be received by 11:59PM on Friday, November 1, 2013. Receipt of session proposals will be confirmed via email within 15 days of submission. Please note: notification of acceptance is dependent on accurate speaker information. All accepted proposals will be notified by Friday, November 29, 2013.