Ian Renshaw

Associate Professor – Skill Acquisition – Ian Renshaw, Queensland University of Technology

Ian Renshaw is an Associate Professor in Skill Acquisition in the School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. Ian has coached for over 35 years and is heavily involved in coach and teacher education across the world and has also worked with high performance teams in a consultancy capacity. Notably, recent work has included advising The Black Caps prior to the Cricket World Cup, the Canadian Women’s Football team and the Newcastle Knights.

The Business of Sports Coaching

Ian Renshaw1 & Adam D. Gorman1

1School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology

Just like in business, coaching in sport is concerned with maximising the potential of individuals to achieve specific outcome goals. In high profile professional sport, the media obsession with big personality coaches acts to limit understanding of the modern coaching process. Elite level modern coaching is complex and the head coach is much like a conductor co-ordinating support teams and athletes with the aim of winning a gold medal or a premiership. This presentation will aim to shed light on these processes by discussing examples from our work with high performing coaches across a range of sports across the world. We aim to provide insights that can transfer to the business world.