Hosted by the USOC in association with the NCAA, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the annual National Coaching Conference focuses on enhancing coaching knowledge and disseminating the latest research, trends and innovations in order to develop beginner to elite athletes for optimum performance. Each year, sport professionals from the USOC, National Governing Bodies, and universities present on topics based on the National Standards for Sport Coaches.
2013 National Coaching Conference
The United States Olympic Committee hosted the 2013 National Coaching Conference from June 19-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Coaches, educators, organizations and sport science professionals from around the country gathered under the theme “Quality Coaches, Quality Sport” to share research and new ideas. The 2013 conference focused on providing coaches and educators with research-based, practical information and tools to develop, expand and improve programming in accordance with the National Standards for Sport Coaches and the vision of the USA Coaching Coalition.
Presiding as the keynote speakers for the 2013 event were Dr. Wade Gilbert, professor and researcher at California State University, Fresno; Dr. Bob Murray, founder and principal of Sports Science Insights LLC; and Drew Johansen, London 2012 Olympic medal-winning U.S. National Diving Team coach; along with Olympic divers Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory.