David Kirk: Is TGfU a Model only Test Pilots can Fly?: Teacher-coach Development in Game-centered Approaches
University of Strathclyde
David Kirk joined the University of Strathclyde as Professor and Head of the School of Education in August 2014. He completed his Bachelor degree at the Scottish School of Physical Education and reached his Master degree at the University of Glasgow. Afterwards, he completed his PhD at Loughborough University. Prior to his appointment at Strathclyde, Professor Kirk held the Alexander Chair in Physical Education and Sport at the University of Bedfordshire from 2009 to 2014. He held academic appointments in Australia between 1984 and 1998 at Deakin University and the University of Queensland and from 1999 to 2005 at Loughborough University. From 2005 to 2009 he was Dean of the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland since 1999, Visiting Professor at the University of Limerick between 2000 and 2005, Guest Professor in the Department of Sport and Movement Sciences at the University of Ghent in Belgium in 2008 and 2009, and is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Peter O'Donoghue: Using Technology to Evaluate Game Play for Beginners and Proficient Players that Encompasses Game-play Evaluation
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr. Peter O'Donoghue is currently Reader at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is a leading expert in performance analysis in sport who could provide a timely and multidisciplinary perspective on measurement possibilities in team and racket sports and on training and PE from training and movement science perspective as well as an expert in computer science in a sport perspective. He has a professional membership in the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) and is the General Editor of the International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. His research interests are about time motion analysis of field games, elite tennis strategies, sports performance and the relative age effect.
Henning Plessner: Teaching Games for Understanding and the Psychology of Intuition
Heidelberg University
Since 2010, Prof. Dr. Henning Plessner is head of the institute of sport and sport science at the University of Heidelberg and leads the "sport psychology" work group. He studied psychology at the TU Braunschweig between 1992 and 1997. After his promotion at the TU Chemnitz-Zwickau, he has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Göttingen and the New School University in New York. Between 2008 and 2010, Henning Plessner held the professorship for social psychology and methods at the University of Leipzig and was director of the Sport Psychology institute. His main research interests are on decision making, judgments and success in sport, i.e. on the role of referees in decision making processes. Furthermore, he is interested in the relation of social motivation and performance in sports. He is editor of the journal of sport psychology and member of the speaker group social psychology of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs).


July 20, 2016

RQES conference supplement

We are pleased to inform you that conference abstracts are now published in a supplement issue of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport ( Conference attendees can download a pdf of the content here. German abstracts not published in the RQES supplement can be found here

July 19, 2016

Conference App

As an additional feature you have the possibility to use the conference app (conference4me) on your smartphone or tablet. You can download it in the App Store or GooglePlay Store to get the Agenda with sessions and presentations available offline, updates or news.

July 04, 2016

Routledge 20% discount

Routledge are pleased to offer an exclusive 20% discount on a selected range of key sports titles to delegates attending this month's 6th International TGfU Conference.

June 03, 2016

Program online

We are pleased to inform you that the detailed conference program is now online. If you have trouble finding your contribution, please log into your account and go to “My Abstract” in the “My conference” pull-down menu. By clicking onto the respective abstract you will see when your presentation is scheduled and in which session.

April 26, 2016

Payment via credit-card available

Credit card payment is also available. Please click under "my tickets" on the button "pay your unpaid tickets" using your credit card. By clicking the button a new browser window will pop up redirecting you to our payment service provider.

April 15, 2016

Early Bird Deadline - extended

We would like to inform you that "early bird" deadline has been exended until 6th of May. Payment via credit card should be available in the next days.

March 30, 2016

Review process started

We are pleased to inform you that the submissions have been reviewed by two independent experts. You can find the reviewers' comments in "my conference" --> "my abstracts/ my workshops" --> "show review results".

February 17, 2016

Deadline for abstract submissions extended

Due to many requests, the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended. Please submit your abstracts until 29th of February, 2016 at the latest.

February 03, 2016

Further information for abstract/workshop submissions

To submit abstracts or workshops please use the "my conference" button to add your single abstract (oral or practical presentation or poster) or your workshop (with the possibility to invite additional speakers). For single abstracts you will be asked to enter a title, author(s) and a plain text of maximum 300 words. You can not upload formatted documents. To submit a thematic workshop/symposia you have two options: As a symposia/workshop organizer you can create a symposia/workshop by entering title and a describtion of the whole symposia/workshop. Than you can invite the individual contributors to submit their abstracts for their own or you collect all individual abstracts and submit them together.

January 18, 2016

New manuscript: RQES on the top 10 research questions on TGFU

We are happy to announce a newly published manuscript in RQES on the top 10 research questions on TGFU which is intended to give some guidance to contributors in shaping an exciting and interesting conference in Cologne 2016. The content of the manuscript was based on the overarching conference themes that were established by the organizing team of the Institute of Team/Racket Sport Research in close collaboration with the scientific board of the conference. We are grateful to all the contributors and want to thank them for their valuable contribution.  

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