ASEA Congress 2021 scheduled next 26-27 February

“Asociaciòn Sudamericana de Entrenadores de Atletismo” (ASEA) stands for “South American Coaches Association” and it’s an EACA Partner in the Conference’s cycle.

The main title of the event is “Women at the Center of Athletics Training”, so the focus will be on women training.

Prof. Oscar Gadea will lead the conference, while Martin Palavicini will act as moderator, also mastering both English and Spanish languages. 

Ticket price is $ 30,00 (€ 24,72) only and, as for the previous conferences, ASEA Congress will be streamed live on our website.

Take a look at the conference’s program and subscribe!

Frank Dick interviews Stefano Mei

Frank Dick interviews Stefano Mei

Two weeks ago we invited all the three candidates for the Italian National Athletics Federation’s President, asking if they would be available for a video interview. 

One of them courteously declined. Another, gave his availability for a written interview, so we sent a set of questions to his Secretary but are yet to hear back. Only one embraced our proposal for a video interview: this is Stefano Mei.

Stefano Mei is the star of the incredible One-Two-Three created by the Italian’s for endurance at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart, where he won the title beating the reigning World and Olympic champion Alberto Cova.

Next Sunday, Stefano will run for another achievement: the Presidency of the Italian Athletics National Federation (FIDAL). In the video below, our President Frank Dick OBE asked Stefano some questions about his project relating to coaching and coaches in Italy as well as if he thinks he will become the new president. If needed, activate the subtitles and choose your preferred language.

When we receive them, we will publish the answers to our President’s questions by the other candidate.

Over 150 presentations since IFAC 2006

It’s a small step but a significant one!

Starting from today, over 150 presentations by almost 100 speakers collected during the International Festival of Athletics Coaching editions between 2006 and 2019 are downloadable for the EACA members, according to their membership level.

Want to know some of the speakers’ names? Would Clyde Hart, John Smith, Sharon Hannan, Damien Innocencio be enough to pique your curiosity?

If you are not an EACA member yet, register for Free or choose the membership level you prefer and access to the brand new IFAC Presentations Library!

Second stage of the conferences’ cycle is the North America, Central America and Caribbean Track&Field Coaches Association’s annual congress.

From December 18th to December 20th amazing coaches and experts will speak at the conference, hosted by Richie Mercado. Each session will see two individual speeches followed by a final roundtable with all the speakers of the session exchanging their experience.

Our president Frank Dick OBE and Wolfgang Ritzdorf will double the IFAC presenting at the NACACTFCA conference too. In addition to them, it will be possible to hear from great names: Rose Monday will talk about women in athletics, Kevin Reid and Jimson Lee from will show the state-of-the-art about sport science and technology, Roberta Anding will show the most recent studies on high performance nutrition and Les Gramantik will deal on how to develop competent future coaches.

But this is only a piece of the cake: more big names will be announced in the following days so stay tuned on our website. 

The European Athletics Coaches Association negotiated a special price with NACACTFCA’s president, prof. Victor Lopez: for EACA members the subscription price will be € 35,00 instead of $ 50,00.

Don’t lose time: subscribe now to the NACACTFCA 2020 conference!

Harry Marra will speak at NACACTFCA 2020 Conference

We said it and we did it!

Another great coach in the NACACTFCA 2020 Congress: Harry Marra!
Harry is the former coach of the World and Olympic champion and Decathlon former WR holder Ashton Eaton and his wife, the canadian Brianne Theisen-Eaton who won the Bronze medal at Rio in 2016 in addition to the World Indoor title and two Silver medals at the World Championships in Moscow 2013 and Beijing 2015.
The topic of Harry’s speech will focus on how to be an athlete-centered coach and learn specific needs of each performer.

We can’t believe you still have doubts: subscribe now to the NACACTFCA 2020 conference!

Malcolm Arnold talks about coaching evolution at IFAC 2020

IFAC 2020 continues to add high-caliber pieces to its line-up.

Today is Malcolm Arnold‘s turn to be announced as a speaker at the conference. Malcolm certainly needs no introduction and his presence becomes a great opportunity for all coaches, especially the youngest, to hear from one of the greatest hurdles experts ever.

If you don’t want to miss this insight in Arnold’s experience, sign up to the conference!

Ladies & Gentlemen…. Dawn Scott will talk at IFAC 2020!

England Women have been boosted by the appointment of Dawn Scott as senior women’s physical performance manager.

Scott, who hails from the north-east, has been working with US Soccer since 2010 and played a key part in USA’s FIFA World Cup wins in 2015 and 2019.

She previously spent nine years with The FA as head of sports science and supported England’s run to the 2009 UEFA EURO final.

Her role will be to support the Lionesses as they work towards UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, which will be played on home soil.

That preparation will start with the SheBelieves Cup to be played in the US from February, with Scott starting work at St. George’s Park in December.

Scott will also be charged with building the interaction between the senior team and Barclays FA WSL clubs in terms of physical performance as well as working closely with staff along the whole talent pathway.

She will benefit from working alongside the outstanding physical performance and nutrition team already working at St. George’s Park.

If you want to hear from such a successful woman in football subscribe to the 2020 International Festival of Athletics  Coaching for only €99,00!

EACA, NACACTFCA and ASEA together for a conferences’ cycle

With an agreement that could be defined as historic, the Associations of Athletics Coaches active in three major Areas in the world have decided to collaborate in the organization of their annual conferences.
The European Association (EACA), the North American, Central American and Caribbean Association (NACACTFCA) and the South American Association (ASEA) will organize their respective annual conferences in a completely virtual form due to the still very severe pandemic conditions at the level. global.

The three conferences will therefore have a similar format and will all be broadcast in live streaming on this site, through which in the coming weeks it will also be possible to purchase. virtual tickets for the conferences.

Only a few days before NACACTFCA 2020 Conference

If you are not registered to the NACACTFCA 2020 Conference yet, don’t wait any longer: coaches and experts like Roberta Anding, Harry Marra, Donna Harris, Dan O’Brien, Wendy Truvillion and Nikos Apostolopoulos are waiting for you!

Register today for only $50,00 to watch the live stream. 

If you are an EACA member the discounted price is € 35,00!