Coaching Talent – The Importance of the Right Environment

Thursday 01 Jan 70, 12:00am - 12:00am


  • Age UK Milton Keynes
  • 1 Chadds Ln, Peartree Bridge
  • Milton Keynes
  • Bucks
  • MK6 3EB

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Do you have a desire to develop talented athletes? Are you keen to get inside the mind of your athletes? Do you want to better understand why some athletes progress and others do not?

We believe the environment a coach creates has a significant impact on athlete development. If you are a coach currently working in the talent pathway or aspiring to then these may be some of the questions you think about. Why not join for us for coffee and a bagel where our special guest John Brierley, a current Sports Psychology Senior Lecturer from Oxford Brookes University with an interest in the psychology of emotional resilience in sport and the organisational psychology of leading international sports teams will delve deeper exploring these subjects helping you apply new knowledge within your own coaching practice.


John a former Senior Lecturer at Brunel University had the pleasure of teaching sports science students Richard Hill (British Lions), Iwan Thomas (Olympic 4×400 silver), Audley Harrison (Olympic Heavyweight Boxing Champion), Philips Idowu (World Triple Jump Gold) and Tim Foster (Olympic Fours Rowing winner). He was also Team Manager at the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games for the England Men & Women’s Senior Athletics Team and has worked at four English Premier League football clubs as fitness coach and sport scientist (Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and West Ham United) over a 15 year period.

This event will also provide coaches an opportunity to find out about the Talent Foundation Programme which is a County Sports Partnership led programme aimed at level 2 coaches working at the base of their sports talent pathway, working with individual athletes within a talent pathway or aspiring to coach within the talent pathway.

For further information on this programme ahead of the event please click HERE or contact Sion Kitson at / 01296 585580.


Bookings are closed for this event.