Conference Themes: Athlete pathways from childhood to elite performance; physical activity, motor skills, cognition and academic performance.
This is the third in the series of conferences hosted together by Kisakallio, University of Jyväskylä and the Research Institute for Olympic Sports. It brings together sport practitioners of different types and international academics interested in application of research findings and ideas to enhance performance in sport and physical activity in elite and developmental programmes. The aim is to stimulate thinking and discussion of presenters and delegates, through integration of different forms of knowledge predicated on information that is theoretical, empirical and experiential in nature. Continuous interactions of delegates and presenters will be encouraged throughout the conference through provision of discussion forums, practical demonstrations, roundtable Q&A sessions and informal social events. In the latest conference in 2017, this type of format led to many opportunities for participants to develop their theoretical and practical understanding of the principles that underpin the design of skill acquisition and physical activity programmes for enhancing performance of elite and developing athletes.
The main focus of the 3rd Conference in this series is on the sharing and development of methodologies to enhance athlete performance and also, how skill training improves academic learning. To maintain this focus, the emphasis is multi-disciplinary and international, providing opportunities for engagement with leading experts in the areas of motor skills and physical activity, modern sport pedagogies, psychology, behavioural neuroscience, ecological dynamics, and coaching science.
Kisakallio provides a hospitable and conducive environment for developing knowledge, skills and principles that will enhance your methodological practice in the sport or physical activity of your choice.