International Sport Coaching Framework Version 1.2
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The International Sport Coaching Framework (Version 1.2) is an adaptable document that provides a common language and set of principles about coaching on which the worldwide sport community can agree. Created by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU), the Framework represents a significant step toward establishing consensus on the
• primary functions of a coach;
• roles and responsibilities of a coach in athlete development;
• qualifications, knowledge and core competences needed for coaching effectively; and
• methods by which coaches are educated, developed and certified.
The International Sport Coaching Framework incorporates feedback, research and best practices from around the world to provide sport federations, coaching organisations, international federations and educational institutions with considerations for designing, benchmarking and refining their coaching education and certification programmes. The result is a universal platform that facilitates the development of coaches and, ultimately, the enrichment of sport for all.
Chapter 1 Coaching Today
An Athlete-Centred Orientation
A Stronger Development Network
Chapter 2 Coaching Framework Foundations
Practical and Flexible Applications
Chapter 3 Coaching in Context
Volunteer or Paid Status
Chapter 4 Coaching Focus
Chapter 5 Coaching Roles
Staff Assignments and Synergy
Chapter 6 Coaching Knowledge and Competence
Chapter 7 Coaching Objectives
Developing the Whole Athlete
Teaching Lifelong Lessons
Chapter 8 Coach Development
Experiential Learning and Mentorship
Delivery by Coach Developers
Chapter 9 Coach Certification and Recognition
Awards and Designations
Chapter 10 Coaching Framework Applications
Create High-Quality Coach Education and Development Programmes
Evaluate and Improve Existing Programmes
Define Areas for Research and Evaluation
Consider and Make Political Decisions
Stimulate Global Exchange
Promote Further Refinement
“The coach is a central figure in the day-to-day life of the athlete. The International Sport Coaching Framework provides important guidelines on how the coach should support and guide the athlete while working closely with others in an athlete-centred way.”
Sergey Bubka--Chair, IOC Entourage Commission, World-Record Holder, Pole Vault
Coach competences across the primary functions
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