AD Program

Workshops by Mark Hull

Mark Hull has spent over 30 years working with coaches, seeing first-hand the pressurized world of sports and the highs and lows of coaching. A former art teacher, high school and college wrestling coach, and a parent of three children who’ve come through the club, high school, and college programs, he’s seen the potential and pitfalls in it all. 
Mark serves as the Director of International Development for the 3D Institute. He has done 3D Workshops on four continents with coaches and sport leaders from more than 25 countries.

3Dimensional Coaching is a framework for coaching built on a foundation of purpose. Once a coach understands his or her transformational purpose in coaching they don’t have to just transact with athletes but can now be transformational just by how they coach them. 3Dimensional Coaches are technically and tactically sound, skilled at coaching the mind and focused on capturing the heart.  In this session we will unpack this powerful way to coach, give you a few tools and direct those interested to the journey ahead in the form of certification and course for credit.

Have you ever said things like: “He’s just gifted,” or “She’s a natural born leader,” or “You’re so smart”? We mean well when we say these things AND people like to hear them. However the research of Dr. Carol Dweck shows quite clearly how harmful these statements can be. We will look at the two basic mindsets that Dr. Dweck has identified and see how powerful each of these mindsets can be as they apply to sport and to school.

Is there something bugging you right now? Is there something that you’d really like to change about your job, yourself, your team, school or sport culture? Have you tried to change any of these issues with little or no success? In this session we will process through the “Formula for Change.” We will identify the four factors necessary for real and lasting change, applying them to your specific situation. Get ready to do some simple math!

“Sports Builds Character.” Everyone connected to sports has heard this. Most of us have said this. What does the research show? You may be surprised! In this session we will work through character attributes and the impact of sport competition on the different attributes ascribed to character. We will look at what it takes for us to coach in a way that allows us to be our best: Our Performance best and our Moral best.

Applying learnt Sports Science and Medicine principles from elite sport to International Schools Soccer and other Sports Disciplines, by Pete Friar

Pete Friar is a professional, experienced, and conscientious Chartered Physiotherapist with a significant interest in Sports Performance who has worked in elite sport for over two decades. He has a BSc in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Pete’s career has included a 7-year stint (to April 2010) as Head of Sports Medicine at a Premier League football club, bringing together a multidisciplinary team to minimize the time lost on the pitch to injury and maximize performance. 

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Participants are also welcome to attend non-AD specific Conference workshops.