International Sport Coaching Framework Version 1.2

International Sport Coaching Framework Version 1.2

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    Exciting things are happening in coaching. Coaches today are playing a more significant role in all of society, not just in elite sport.

    The European Sport Coaching Framework is intended to further advance and strengthen the recent progress in coach development in the context of the newly established broader perspective on education in Europe. This adaptation of its global predecessor, the International Sport Coaching Framework, was created to enhance sport coaches’ learning, mobility and employability across the European Union through the provision of a shared reference point and language.

    The European Sport Coaching Framework was developed from October 2014 through June 2017 as part of the CoachLearn project, which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction. Advancing Coaching Across a Continent
    Chapter 1. Coaching in Europe Today
    Current European Coaching Policy
    Coaching Status in Europe
    European Coaching Systems
    Chapter 2. Athlete-Centred Vision
    Coaching Philosophy and Responsibilities
    Positive Athlete Development
    Chapter 3. Coaching Practice
    Primary Functions of the Coach
    Task-Related Coaching Competences
    Chapter 4. Coaching Expertise
    Thinking About Expertise
    Coaching Knowledge
    Chapter 5. Coach Development
    The Learning Process
    How Coaches Learn
    How Coach Developers Can Help
    Chapter 6. Coach Certification and Recognition
    The Plan for Coaching in the European Union
    The Professionalisation of Coaching
    Coach Certification
    Coaching Qualifications and the EQF
    Recognition of Prior Learning and Work-Based Experience
    Universal Access to Coach Education and Development
    Chapter 7. Benefits of a Coaching Framework
    Create Consistent and Comparable High-Quality Coach Education
    Evaluate and Improve Existing Programmes
    Define Areas for Research and Evaluation
    Provide a Sound Base for Decision Making
    Stimulate Global Exchange
    Support and Adapt to Current Efforts

    Reviews

    "[T]he establishment of the European Sport Coaching Framework contributes to the education, mobility and employability of coaches."

    —Yves Le Lostecque Head of the Sport Unit in the European Commission; Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

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