Making difficult decisions in the lead up to a major event - how do you know what really matters?

Ian Pyper

This session will look at some of the key decision making areas in the lead up to a major event and particularly how these areas influence programming and delivery. It will explore the background, action and outcome of the interventions that were put in place. Ultimately this session will share the story, from an S&C practitioners perspective, of working with a small group of athletes for the last 7 months into the Rio Olympic Games 2016. BIOG: Ian studied at University of Edinburgh for a BSc (Hons) in applied sports science before continuing his studies at University of Stirling with an MSc in sport studies. Ian is has been an accredited strength and conditioning coach through the UKSCA since 2007. He now works full time with British Triathlon through the English Institute of Sport as senior strength and conditioning coach / performance scientist and has travelled with the triathlon team to support them in the recent Rio Olympics. Before taking up this full time role in April 2013, Ian worked across both the British Triathlon and GB Boxing programmes in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics.