6th International Conference

Imaginative intersections between critical coaching scholarship and practice.

The organising committee of CRiC2024 is delighted to invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 6th International Coaching Conference 14th-16th June 2024 at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. 

CRiC2024 will explore the relationship between interrogative scholarship and practice with a particular focus on future directions for creative and critical socio-pedagogical research in sports coaching. 

This conference will provide an important platform to not only further our understanding of sports coaching, but also to shape and inform the future doing of the activity, through imaginative approaches to engaging in research and with the development of coaching practitioners. 

Please submit your abstract by 4pm, Friday 2 February 2024.


We seek presentations that deepen and broaden our critical, socio-pedagogical consciousness of: 

  1. the identities, biographies, and compulsions of those who coach, support coaches, and research coaching;
  2. the relational, situated and temporal complexities of coaching and coaching research (e.g., historically, organisationally, geo-politically, culturally, interpersonally etc.);
  3. the dynamic navigation of this complexity, as well as the management of unfolding implications/consequences for coaches, coaching researchers and other stakeholders;
  4. how new ideas can productively prepare and inform practitioners, practice, education, policy, theory, and research in sports coaching.


Individual oral presentations will comprise a 20-minute delivery followed by a short time for questions. Oral presentations will be clustered into coherent symposia of two or more other similarly themed submissions at the conference. Each symposium will be chaired by a member the CRiC community. 

Individual posters will be on display throughout the conference. A poster presentation session will be scheduled on the 15th and 16th of June during which presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their work with interested delegates. Further details on the format of posters will be provided after acceptance of your abstract is confirmed.  


21 November 2023       Call for abstracts.

02 February 2024         Deadline for abstract submissions.

11 March 2024.             Authors notified of decision.

11 March 2024              Early bird registration opens.

12 April 2024                 Early bird registration closes.

03 May 2024                   Deadline for presenting authors to be registered.

17 May 2024                Provisional conference programme announced.

14 – 16 June 2024       6th International Coaching Conference.


  • A submitted abstract should be aligned to one of the Conference themes.
  • Complete this form including an abstract of up to 500 words by 4pm on Friday 2 February 2024.

Following submission, each abstract will be peer-reviewed by two members of the Conference committee, with authors being subsequently notified by email of decisions made.


Clarity of the focus of the research.

Alignment to the Conference themes.

Originality of the research.

Rigour and ethical conduct of the research.

Significance of the research for sports coaching practice, policy, or theory.