Developing the practitioner skillsets to work in various sports across different international cultures


Dean Riddle and Pete McKnight

This session, hosted by Kevin Paxton, will cover how S&C coaches can develop their CPD strategy, practical skills and relationship building to be able to work in sports and environments different to their previous vocational experience. Dean and Pete will provide insights into how they have adapted their ‘professional toolboxes’ over their careers as the industry has changed. DEAN BIOG: A high performance specialist with over 25 years of experience and a proven track record working across a range of sports and with world-class athletes, Dean Riddle has built a global network of relationships within the industry, including world class athletes and elite coaches. Dean has held various positions at a number of elite sports organisations including Strength & Conditioning coach, Sports Scientist and Performance Manager while living in the UK from 1991 to 2011. He moved to the USA in late 2011 to join Nike at the World HQ before joining the Seahawks in the summer of 2014 as the Applied Sports Scientist adding the NFL to Cricket, Rugby and Soccer in a diverse sporting background. PETE BIOG: Pete is the Director of Coaching and Sport Science at Hinsta, working around the globe in F1 and Motorsports. Previously he has worked across multiple sports, countries and cultures with Olympic and professional athletes in sports such as Rowing, Athletics, Cricket, Swimming, Football and Alpine Skiing. Pete has been an Accredited member of the UKSCA since 2005, serving on the Board of Directors for nine years, five of these as Chairman.

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