Professional and Olympic sports have been deeply affected by COVID-19. Major competitions have been postponed, cancelled, and reconfigured in response to the seemingly ever-changing profile of the spread as well as the global and local approaches to dealing with it. While it is generally advocated that coaches in elite sport base their practices on an established evidence base, the nature of the global pandemic has meant that coaches are currently in unchartered waters. However, there is an emerging research base highlighting some key issues and pointing towards effective responses. In this webinar we will give some account of this research and how coaches might act upon the findings.

About Associate Professor Steven Rynne: Steven gained his PhD in the field of sports coach learning from the University of Queensland, having been awarded the first Queensland Academy of Sport PhD research scholarship. Steven has worked with UQ HMS and the Australian Sports Commission as a research officer investigating coach learning in the National Coaching Scholarship Program and is currently involved as a research fellow on a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project being run through the Indigenous Sport Program (Australian Sports Commission). Steven also works with Cricket Australia contributing to coach education and development projects.

About 2020 HaBS Alumni Webinar Series

The HaBS Alumni Webinar series is an initiative to broadcast fascinating insights from within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences featuring leading researchers within the faculty.