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Best Practices Symposium in Houston

The Best Practices Symposium on NFs Management and High Performance organized in conjunction with the Pan-American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF) Congress was held in Houston, Texas on 21-24 February 2013.

With the participation of 27 countries, the Symposium hosted by the PAWF, Houston Harrison County Sport Commission, USA Weightlifting and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) was a great success. The floor was given to National Federations with the aim of providing a forum to share best practices.

Besides valuable sessions and Panel discussions, the Symposium staged Group Work Discussions as well as case studies on Weightlifting Federations Development Programs. All participants made presentations and exchanged best practices experience in an extraordinary atmosphere of work and cooperation.

One of the outcomes of the Symposium was to organize the First PAWF Continental Coaching Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 11-15, 2013. It was recommended that the Conference should follow a Best Practices and Case Study model sharing, and that each NF participating is expected to make a presentation. One of the most important projects will be the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) theory and practice.

These gatherings are essential to the success of National Federations.