We aim to promote and support research concerning the socio-pedagogic considerations of sport coaching

Who We Are

The Cluster for Research into Coaching aims to promote and support research for the benefit of sport coaches, National Governing Bodies, non-Governmental Organisations, sport coaching scholars, students and other related practitioners.

  • CRiC welcomes work utilizing qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methodologies, in addition to discussions of conceptual issues related to sport coaching research.
  • CRiC believes research must be informed by a theoretical perspective, whilst written in such a way as to be accessible to the broad community of sport coaching scholars.
  • A principal objective of CRiC is to promote and support interrogative research which engender debate on issues related to sport coaching theory and practice - for example, the power relations, the learning context[s], the psychological and social complexity, and the discourse, interactions and exchanges evident in coaching relations and networks.

Highlights of our History


6th International Conference

The 2024 conference will be hosted at University of Northumbria


One Day Symposium

The 2023 symposium was hosted at Liverpool John Moores University


Launch Symposium

The 2022 symposium was hosted at Loughborough University



The CRiC MSc Coaching Club was founded in September 2020 with the support of the University of Worcester, Liverpool John Moores’ University, Leeds Beckett University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Hartpury University, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Stirling, the University of Limerick, the University of Ulster, Anglia Ruskin University, Northumbria University, the University of Gloucestershire and Loughborough University.


5th International Conference


CRiC Symposium on Community Coaching


4th International Conference


New Partnership

Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of Worcester agreed to enter a three-way partnership to share the responsibility to host the conference. The conference was first hosted in Cardiff in 2017 and in Worcester in 2019.


3rd International Conference

Event was hosted at the Cheshire Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University.


Sports Coaching Review

The International Conference was formally associated with the Sports Coaching Review

2011 & 2013

International Conferences

The first two International Conferences were hosted in 2011 and 2013 at Wychwood Park Hotel and Golf Club, Cheshire.