2019 National Conference

Andy Gillham

Making it Easier to Work with Sport Coaches

The working relationship between sport and strength and conditioning coaches is both inherently necessary and complicated. This presentation will include information from six collegiate strength and conditioning coaches on their experiences, both mistakes and successes, related to working with sport coaches. Their reflections will be positioned within the larger literature of coaching science and the presentation will conclude with recommendations attendees can take home to improve their work with the sport coaches they work with.

Andy Gillham owns and operates Ludus Consulting LLC (www.ludusconsulting.biz) focusing on performance enhancement for his clients. More specifically, Dr. Gillham works primarily with coaches and athletic administrators on improving systematic coach evaluation and providing targeted coach and program professional development opportunities. His Ph.D. is in Education with a major of sport and exercise psychology from the University of Idaho and has a B.S. in Fitness and a M.S. in Human Performance from University Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2003 and is a certified consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Gillham has helped athletes, coaches, administrators and business executives in Canada and the United States improve their performance. Dr. Gillham works across competitive levels ranging from youth through professional levels for both coaches and athletes. In addition to his applied work, Dr. Gillham has published 35 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is also an Editorial Board member for International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching and the Associate Editor for International Sport Coaching Journal.