Frank Dick will interview the legendary coach Ans Botha

EACA is pleased to announce that our very own President Frank Dick will be hosting an interview with the legend that is Ans Botha on the 26th August 2021.

Frank will be talking to Ans about her journey as a female coach to a world record holder, her influencers and the importance of relationship building with your athletes all via zoom which is open to everyone to register

Ans Botha coached South African Athlete Wayde Van Niekerk who set the World Record for 400m Gold at the Rio Olympics. Frank has said “I hope the interview will give us a picture of Ans’ journey as a coach; who Ans is; How she thinks as a coach; her priorities in the coaching process; examples with Wayde. Truly a history maker in being first female coach to coach an athlete to Olympic Gold and a World Record in Athletics”

The interview will take place on the 26th August 2021 at 13:00 – 14:30 SAST and CET Time and 12:00 – 13:30 UK time.

You will need to register using the link below.

www.bit.ly/AnsBotha2021

“Mindful Coaching” Series Episode 2 with Laurent Meuwly and Paolo Camossi

The brand new EACA series “Mindful Coaching” aims to cover the world of coaching at 360° by interviewing coaches with different skills and experiences, also coming from other sports or other areas.

In the Episode 2 of of its first season, Jimson Lee hosts two European coahces: Laurent Meuwly and Paolo Camossi. At the recent European Indoor Championships they achieved great results, reaching the top in the 60 meters event, where Ajla Del Ponte and Marcell Jacobs won the gold medal for Switzerland and Italy, respectively. 

In perfect harmony with the spirit of the “Mindful Coaching” Series, Jimson especially tries to spotlight their approach to coaching rather than talk about which technical exercises they adopt during the training sessions.

We added a new main menù item to access to EACA Series:

Starting from this episode, the series will be accessible for the EACA members only, no matter if Free, Premium or Pro members, so if you are not registered already, choose your membership level and sign up!

Let me reminds you that, in order to celebrate our President’s 80th birthday, for the whole current month of May the yearly Pro Membership is 50% discounted FOR LIFE, meaning that those who will become a yearly Pro member this month will pay half the price every year, not only at the sign up but forever.
To get the 50% discount apply the code FRANK80 during the sign up process.

As always, we hope that you’ll really enjoy this new content. But we are only at the beginning: lots of ideas in our mind will be effective soon!

“Mindful Coaching” Series

"Mindful Coaching" Series

With a view to offering more and more services to member coaches, the European Athletics Coaches Association today inaugurates a series created with the collaboration of Jimson Lee, the creator of the SpeedEndurance.com website.
Neither Jimson nor his website needs any introduction and the EACA is proud to have him on board: it will be a key element in the development of the Association.

This brand new series “Mindful Coaching” aims to cover the world of coaching at 360° by interviewing coaches with different skills and experiences, also coming from other sports or other areas.

The first episode of the first season sees the EACA President Frank Dick OBE as guest, right after his 80th birthday. This episode’s title will be “Five decades of coaching” but, obviously, it’s impossibile to cover five decades in one hour only so we are planning to see Frank as guest in some other episode.

The series will be weekly or bi-weekly and it begins with an episode available for everyone, even non-EACA members. However, starting from the next episode, the series will be accessible for the EACA members only, no matter if Free, Premium or Pro members.

At this regards, let me reminds you that, in order to celebrate our President’s 80th birthday, for the whole current month of May the yearly Pro Membership is 50% discounted FOR LIFE, meaning that those who will become a yearly Pro member this month will pay half the price every year, not only at the sign up.
To get the 50% discount apply the code FRANK80 during the sign up process.

As always, we hope that you’ll really enjoy this new content. But we are only at the beginning: lots of ideas in our mind will be effective soon!

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.