The seminar is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) together with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association and the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.
To date, Professor Sergio Lara-Bercial, Professor Jean Côté and Dr James Vaughan have already confirmed their participation in the symposium.
Sergio Lara-Bercial will also be the event leader. He is one of the world's leading coaching development professionals. At the seminar in Tampere, Lara-Bercial will share the latest information on talent development.
Côté's research has focused on themes related to children's sports and coaching, among other things. In the seminar, he will talk about transformational coaching and how coaches can use it to bring about more impactful development in both players and teams.
Vaughan is currently working as a football coach and is doing research aimed at developing coaching. He specializes in developing players' perception of the game and understanding of the game in team sports. He goes through how to improve the coaches’ observation, decision-making and actions of the players.
The symposium’s line-up of speakers will be completed during the winter and spring.
The symposium itself will be held in Tampere at Hotel Torni's congress centre Paja. Those who will have the accommodation package will stay at the Holiday Inn. Both venues are right next to the Tampere Deck Arena, which serves as the arena for the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
Registration for the coaching symposium begins on 16 January.