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Annual Coaching Conference: Lessons from the Olympics

With Adam Commens, High Performance Director Belgium Field Hockey.

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    We are delighted to confirm that the key presenter at this year’s Senior Conference is Adam Commens, High Performance Director Belgium Field Hockey.

    Adam’s achievements in building the success of Belgian Hockey have been transformative, and provide a model for schools wishing to enhance their programmes.   When he took up the position of Head Coach in 2007, Belgium’s Men were ranked 14th in the world. In the same year, the country qualified for Beijing 2008, their first Olympic Qualification in 32 years, and set a target to win a medal by 2016.  The success of the programme was startling, achieving a 5th place at London and silver medal in Rio.  After the 2016 Games, he was appointed High Performance Director, leading the team to World Cup triumph in 2018 and gold in Tokyo, becoming the world’s number one team. 

    At this unique conference, Adam will present the six values which have been at the core of Belgium’s rise to the top, and explain how he implemented these. 

    • Values-based development programme
    • Technical focus for young players
    • Principle-led training sessions
    • Establishing a high potential programme
    • Increasing high intensity training
    • Competing at the top level

    1 place £189
    2 places £319
    4 places £499

    Course runs 10am – 3.30pm. Prices include refreshments, lunch and resources. Excludes VAT.


    Adam Commens

    Adam was an Australian Hockey international, winning 143 caps, including medals at the Olympic Games, World Cup and Champions Trophy.  He was later head coach Belgium, and then of the Australian Women’s team, before becoming High Performance Director of Belgium in 2016.  

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