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The format for the launch evening is as follows:
* Professor David Collins: Overview of Identifying and Developing young athletes for Elite Performance
Mark Luffman (Leeds Carnegie Academy Manager): The transition of a young player through to an academy player drawing upon principles from Talent ID
Comfort Break: Coffee and teas
Andy Key & Neil Back: Putting theory into practice. Developing players from Academy into Senior players at the highest level
John Bentley: Upcoming Community Leeds Carnegie Community Initiatives and Next Sessions
The Leeds Carnegie Coach The Coaches launch event is free to attend and is open to coaches of all levels and abilities. Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 2033285. There is no outdoor practical session on 25th January but there will be at the following three Coach The Coaches Master classes, details of which will be posted on www.leedscarnegie.com shortly.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 25th January
*Professor Dave Collins
Professor of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire and Director of Grey Matters Consultants. Previously, as PD of UK Athletics, Dave directed the programme which progressed the team from 24th to 5th (World then Olympic) 21st to 3rd (World Indoors) and 12th to 1st (European Team). Dave has over 90 peer review publications and 25 books/book chapters published. He has worked with over 60 World or Olympic medallists plus professional sports teams, dancers, musicians, and executives in business and public service.
Built on 9 years of research work in Talent Identification and Development (TID), Dave consults with a variety of academies, including Chelsea FC, the British Motor Sport Association and the Singapore Sports School. He led the first generic TD project in the UK for sportscotland, and has provided TD-related training to high level educational (e.g. HAS), sporting (e.g. SPARC, the NZ Sports Institute) and business (e.g. Cranfield University) organisations.