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Frank Dick

(11 Jun 2008)

Extraordinary speech maker with the power to inspire and motivate audiences, Frank Dick's presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal. He is the former British Athletics Federation Director of Coaching. Currently, Frank is the President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, and Chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations Academy.


Frank studied at Edinburgh, Loughborough and the University of Oregon, and was a Fulbright Scholar. He specialised in Biomechanics and the Physiology of Exercise which, combined with his detailed study of training methods, has helped establish him as Britain's foremost authority in applying the performance sciences to effective coaching for high performance. His book Sports Training Principles is the classic University textbook in this field and the 5th edition is published in 2007.


Frank has coached athletes to Olympic, World and European honours in several events, most notably in the sprints and relays. Under his leadership, Britain enjoyed a period of unprecedented international success. He also worked and works with a number of legendary individuals including Daley Thompson, Boris Becker, Denise Lewis, Katarina Witt, Gerhard Berger and Justin Rose. In business, he has helped develop a coaching culture in Barclays, British Telecom, Unilever, Shell, Abbey and Rolls Royce. More recently, Frank has been involved in setting up the Institute of Excellence based at Loughborough University which identifies the principles upon which pursuit of excellence is founded. He is also the creator of the IAAF Academy, a global academy committed to the advancement and development of the highest level of coaches and of their profession.


Frank has seven presentations from which to choose; all motivating and inspirational, all approximately one hour long.
• Prepared to win
• Leading Edge
• The Game to Win is Change
• Coaching Matters
• Team Talk
• Winning Difference
• Three Lane Motorway (Wellness)


Frank's contribution to sport and coaching has been recognised in being awarded an OBE in 1989, induction to the UK Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999, the prestigious title UK Sporting Hero by Sport UK in 2001, and a Doctorate from Loughborough University in 2003.
Renowned as one of the best motivational speakers today, Frank Dick's presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal, challenging and inspirational, making uncomfortable listening for anyone prepared to accept second best!



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