Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland conference In April (24th & 25th)

Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland conference In April (24th & 25th).

Please see the attached poster and the link  below for further details and how to acquire tickets.

Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland, in partnership with the Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies at Cork Institute of Technology, are delighted to announce their second conference for April 24th & 25th, 2020.

This conference presents an exciting opportunity for athletes, coaches, strength & conditioning practitioners, sport scientists, students, academics and sports medicine personnel to attend one of the most forward thinking events in the sporting calendar.  With the aim of improving the sport experience for everyone, the theme for this event is: The Coach-Athlete relationship across the lifespan: For the active participant through to the elite performer.

In addition, in the lead up to the event ticket holders will receive exclusive access to a podcast hosted by the Talent Equation‘s Stuart Armstrong reflecting on MSAI 2018 with some speakers from that event and looking forward to MSAI 2020 with what they’ve learned in the two years since. 

Poster Submission Information (see link below)


Day 1 – Friday 24th April 2020 from 17:00 to 21:00 

Day 2  – Saturday 25th April from 09:00 to 17:00



Prof. Sophia Jowett – Loughborough University (expert in the coach-athlete relationship domain) [find out more]

Sarah Kelleher – Head Coach of England Hockey (U18s women) and owner of Flourish Consulting [find out more]

Stuart Morgan – Head of Swiss Golf Pro Team and Coach to Bernd Weisberger [find out more]

iCoachKids – A specialist team in the engagement and sustainability of child participation in sport and physical activity [find out more]

Prof. Keith Davids – Sheffield Hallam University [find out more]

Mark O’Sullivan & Dennis Hörtin – AIK Football, Sweden (youth football change architects) [find out more (Mark); find out more (Dennis)]

Dr Richard Shuttleworth – Skill Acquisition Specialist [find out more]

Jorg Van Der Breggen & Jan Verbeek – Dutch FA, The Netherlands (youth football practitioners) [find out more (Jorg); find out more (Jan)]

Keep Youngsters Involved – A specialist team in the retention and sustainability of adolescents in sport and physical activity [find out more]



Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland is run by Dr Edward Coughlan (CIT), Dr Phil Kearney (UL), Olly Logan (British Swimming) and Alan Dunton (CIT). For updates follow MSAI on Twitter @MSAIreland