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International Sport Coaching Framework eBook

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    Coaching is in its most dynamic era in history. Coaches work with increasingly diverse populations and face heightening demands from their athletes, their athletes’ parents, administrators, and fans. Today’s coaching effectiveness is measured on a whole host of factors that ultimately contribute to the overall development of athletes rather than a season or career win-loss record. Twenty-first century technology provides greater accessibility to information and visibility to a global community. Being a coach is more exciting—and taxing—than ever before.

    In this environment, coaches have a responsibility to improve and expand their own capabilities to fully meet the needs of their athletes. At the same time, sport organizations owe it to their coaches to ensure they have sufficient educational footing, philosophical orientation, and coaching resources to fulfill the duties expected of them.

    With growing appreciation of coaching and the challenges that accompany the role, the sport community and its partners recognize the need for a common set of criteria to inform the development and qualification of coaches.

    That effort begins with a global, authoritative reference point: the International Sport Coaching Framework.

    Prepared by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Association for Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), the International Sport Coaching Framework formulates the experience and expertise of skillful coaches, administrators, researchers, and coach developers worldwide into an ambitious agenda for cultivating coaches in a more systematic and sustained manner.

    The Framework provides a common ground for developing and evaluating coaching qualifications, encouraging coach education and training, working across international boundaries, and establishing ethical guidelines and standards of practice. Through the use of common tools—terminology, role definition, and coaching performance standards—the Framework establishes a seamless connection for the support and management of coaches from the global to the local levels of coaching.

    The International Sport Coaching Framework is available in e-book format free of charge. Just click the Add to Cart button on the right and complete the short form.

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction: Sport Coaching in the 21st Century
    Chapter 1: Coaching Framework Foundations
    Chapter 2: Coaching in Context
    Chapter 3: Coaching Recipients and Impact
    Chapter 4: Coaching Roles
    Chapter 5: Coaching Competence
    Chapter 6: Coach Education and Development
    Chapter 7: Coach Certification and Recognition
    Chapter 8: Coaching Framework Benefits
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)

    Established in 1997, the International Council for Coaching Excellence (formerly the International Council for Coach Education) is a not-for-profit international organization aimed at promoting coaching as an internationally accepted profession. Its mission is to lead and support the global development of coaching as a profession and to enhance the quality of coaching at every level in sport, guided by the needs of members, federations, nations, and key partners.

    Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)

    The mission of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations is to unite, promote, and support the international summer Olympic federations and to preserve their autonomy while coordinating their common interests and goals. The ASOIF was formed in 1983 by the 21 international federations governing the sports included on the program of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. Its membership now totals 28.