European Athletics Coaches Association

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Apply to EACA, enter in a world-class coaching context and start sharing the knowledge with other coaches


Attend to the International Festival of Coaching, the EACA annual main event, a 3-days conference leaded by world renowed coaches


Learn from the best coaches with the EACA Coaching Education Database, a large repository hosted by our partner Demonsport

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About EACA

European Athletics Coaches Association: linking coaches around the world
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The Rome Olympics in 1960 was a major turning point in athletics history. Europe moved out of the USA shadow. In 1956, USA had 16 Golds, Europe 11. In 1960, USA had 12, Europe 19. One major influence in these changes and improvements was focus on coaching and the then emerging world of the performance sciences. Europe was leading he way in this and intended to continue doing so. So a visionary group of leading European coaches met in Vincennes, Paris. They included Calvesi (Italy), Bobin (France), Korobkov (USSR), Kurelic (Yugoslavia), Nett (Federal Republic of Germany) and Dyson (UK). They agreed to create the European Athletics Coaches Association for the development of athletics coaching and to support coach education.

  • % of gold medals for USA in 1956 Olympics
  • % of gold medals for Europe in 1960 Olympics
  • % of Olympic records in Rome 1960
  • The n° of Conferences yeld by EACA

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Vice President
He holds a PhD in Sport Sciences and was the Technical Director of the Italian national athletic team from 1986 to 1994. He served as Managing Director for Sport in the Organising Committee for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. He is now technical Director of Olympic Preparation at CONI
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Prof. Frank Dick OBE

Frank is the current High Performance Director for South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee. Frank is also Member of the IAAF Coaches Commission, as well as Chair of the IAAF Academy. From 1979 to 1994 he was the British Athletics Federation’s Director of Coaching
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Jamie Bowie

He is the EACA Secretary and IFAC Coordinator. He won European Under23 Gold Medal in the 4x400m relay in 2011 and a silver medal at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships as part of the 4×400m Relay. He owns an outdoor personal best of 46″06

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