Tuesday 25 September
IDEAL Pacing and Coaching Symposium – How to optimize your training and how to optimize performance of athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID), based on the latest scientific evidence?
For anyone interested in sports and/or people with intellectual disabilities –for coaches, trainers, and/or caregivers of athletes with disabilities –for researchers or sport-scientists working in the field of sport expertise and cognition – for clinical psychologists working with people with ID.
To identify common factors underlying sports participation in people with ID: focus on motivation, self-regulation, self-determination and pacing.
To provide the start of the art regarding the relation between cognition and pacing across sports.
To translate the current evidence on ID-sport performance and participation towards practical applications for coaches working with athletes with ID.
Bring researchers from various disciplines together in a multidisciplinary symposium discussing relevant topics regarding sport for ID-athletes.
Provide coaches with practical tools and novel insights to optimize participation and performance of their athletes.
To provide sport psychologists practical information and ideas to optimize their work and support for ID athletes in clinical interventions.
9.30-10.15: Introduction Lecture Dr. Debbie van Biesen (KU Leuven) & Dr. Florentina Hettinga (University of Essex) (topic: common factors underlying performance and participation in people with ID)
10.15-11.00: Professor Jan Burns (INAS, Head of Eligibility): Coaching of IDathletes
11.00-11.30: Coffee break
11.30-12.15: Professor Alan St Clair Gibson (University of Essex): Pacing & Teleo-anticipation and Cognition
12.15-12.35: Professor Dominic Micklewright(University of Essex): Talent Development and Cognition in Pacing
12.35-13.00: Dr. Ingi Þór Einarsson (Reykjavik University): Coaching of ID athletes
14.00-14.45: Professor AndrewEdwards (Canterbury Christ Church University): Brain regulation of pacing
15.30-16.15: Dr. Paul Freeman (University of Essex): How to support your athletes?
16.15-18.00: Closing reception