Seb Coe: How important are coaches? What are their roles?
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During the IAAF World Championships, coaches gathered for the 3rd World Coaching conference.
IAAF President Seb Coe, opened the 4 day congress, by explaining why it is the coach / athlete combination that is vital to the sport. Why this must be the key focus for the IAAF as long as he is President and the impact the coach has not simply on the athlete and his or her performance, but also in the development of the human being.

The evolution of the administrative structure must place the emphasis on coaching and performance.

The 2017 World Championships were the first time that not only the top 3 athletes recived Gold Silver and Bronze medals, but their coaches also received corresponding medals in recognition of their contribution to the performance.
its is very clear the IAAF are serious about the personal coaches: It is to be hoped that SA Federations will see the logic of this viewpoint, and find better ways to treat, respect and reward the coaches.

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