ITU Competitive Coaching Course for Asia

by ITU Admin on 04 Jul, 2008 12:00

13th – 17th October 2008

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) are happy to announce they will be hosting an ITU Accredited Competitive Coaching Course (Level 1) in Singapore from October 13 to 17, 2008. 

We have put together an expert teaching staff for the course which will include, among others, both Craig Redman (Australia) and Bobby McGee (USA), both expert coaches.

The ITU, in conjunction with Asian Sport Development Coordinator, will select a maximum of 20 coaches from the applications received from developing and emerging National Federations in Asia.

ITU will cover the costs of accommodation, meals, course materials, course fee and ground transportation in Singapore for the duration of the course for the 20 coaches selected to attend the course. Participants will be responsible for their own travel costs to and from Singapore

The details of the course are as follows:

Singapore Sports School

Host Hotel: 
Singapore Sports School

The course will commence at 8:30am on October 13th and run through until 17:30 on the October 17th, 2008.

Class Times:
Class times will be from 8:30 – 19:30 daily.

Target Group:
Coaches who are involved with the education and coaching of National Federation (NF) athletes with an emphasis on coaches from National Federations that do not have existing NF coach education programmes as well as prospective Coach Education Coordinators from National Federations.

Objective of the course:
The Competitive Coach course integrates sport sciences with triathlon specific preparation, planning and evaluation of the competitive athlete (junior though U23).

Prior Experience Required:
Present proof of having educational competency through documented experience (i.e. coaching certifications in swimming, cycling or athletics).

Language of instruction:

Candidates will be evaluated on class participation as well as a take home examination.  All candidates will also be required to conduct a project in their home country and submit an in-depth project report.

All applicants for the course must complete the attached application form and return it via email to no later than August 30, 2008.  No late applications will be accepted.
ITU looks forward to working with you and your federations to make coach education a priority in the development of a structure to support the athlete development pipeline in your respective countries.

All questions can be directed to ITU Sport Development Director Libby Burrell or Sport Development Manager Alan Ley.

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