Sports Science for Better Sports Coaches?


Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: University Centre Peterborough
Cost: £20 per person

The event is suitable for all sports professionals working in sports clubs, independently / freelance, within organisations or educational establishments including schools, colleges and HE providers.

On the evening, there are three unique seminars that will be delivered by academic sporting professionals and practicing researchers from University Centre Peterborough from the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree.

By attending you will benefit from research some of the cutting edge topics and the current research relating to performance psychology and multidisciplinary coaching that relate to all sports and disciplines. There will be an opportunity to network with other sports professionals during the evening.

Event schedule

5.30pm to 6.00pm - Registration and refreshments

6.00pm to 6.15pm - Introduction from Course Leader, Nathan Thompson

6.15pm to 7.00pm - Seminar 1 - ‘The Coach-Practitioner Relationship’ with Nathan Thompson

7.00pm to 7.30pm - Networking break and refreshments

7.30pm to 8.15pm - Seminar 2 - ‘Performance Psychology’ with Lee Waters

8.15pm to 9.00pm - Seminar 3 - ‘The Multi-Disciplinary Coach – being all things to all players’ with Jym Brown

Booking information

Tickets cost £20 per person. Last date for booking is Wednesday 14th November 2019.

Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided on arrival and are included in the ticket price. If you have any dietary requests please email by Wednesday 14th November 2019 with a copy of your Eventbrite booking confirmation.

All attendees will receive 15% off courses from Body Aid Solutions and that all resources and material for the event will be available online after the event.

Free on-site car parking will be available on the evening.

Seminars on the evening

‘The Coach-Practitioner Relationship’ with Course Leader, Nathan Thompson BSc, MSc

In this seminar we will explore the complex nature of the coach-practitioner relationship in sport.  In team sports we frequently work towards the same goal, however our practices vary between professionals and despite advancements of sports science the application of such information varies largely in different sports.  As a consequence, data can be misinformed and underused, ultimately effecting performance.  We will offer suggestions as to how to develop the coach-practitioner relationship and how to utilise sports science data.

‘Performance Psychology’ with Lee Waters BSc, MSc, REBT

An appreciation of the psychological aspects in sport participation is becoming ever more recognised as a vital construct to the holistic understanding of the athlete. During the course of this seminar we will examine the psychological factors that contribute to enhancing or inhibiting sports performance, such as pre-competition nerves, attention, concentration and decision making.

‘The Multi-Disciplinary Coach – being all things to all players’ with Jym Brown BSc, MSc

This seminar will pose thought provoking questions around the role of coaches and their required knowledge. We will discuss what it means to be a multi-disciplinary coach and the associated implications for ongoing practice. We will also identify some key areas of development moving forward, in order to make sure we as coaches are doing the best for our athletes, rather than for ourselves.

Further information or questions

If you have any questions about the event, please email Nathan Thompson, Course Leader, on

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