Application Submission Instructions    

As part of the application process, applicants need to be prepared to provide personal data (passport, etc.); professional background information related to their coaching experience and be prepared to respond to the following questions: • What are your objectives and expectations in participating in the ICECP program?


• What are your NOC’s and NF’s expected goals and end results from participating in the ICECP? • What is the title of your proposed project?
• Which particular area of coaching will be addressed? (Coaching education, sport development, long term athlete development, high performance, talent identification, grassroots development).
• What are the objectives of your project? For example, your proposed project must have as its main objective: Improve some aspect of the sporting infrastructure in the home country, general and specific to a particular sport. Please see ICECP website for a list of possible topics.
• What are the reasons for your choice? Please explain your personal reasons for wishing to improve the selected area within your country’s sporting infrastructure.
• How will you evaluate the success of your project? (e.g., number of coaches, creation of curriculum, improvement in performance of athletes, development of athlete development pipeline, etc.)

Do not begin the application process until you are prepared to provide all the above information.

Please also make sure to have a printer available in order to print the ICECP APPLICATION SUMMARY FORM and the NOC ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATION FORM upon the conclusion of the application process.

Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an email with a link, instructing you to submit the following REQUIRED items:

1. Copy of ICECP Application Summary Form
2. NOC Endorsement Certification Form
3. Letters of support from your NOC and National Federation
4. Curriculum Vitae
5. Copy of passport
6. Medical Certificate

Your application is not complete until all of the above have been submitted electronically.

NOTE: New to the ICECP application procedure, Olympic Solidarity MUST receive the Olympic Solidarity Scholarships for Coaches Application by 1 June 2020. The USOPC will not consider candidatures whose applications Olympic Solidarity has not received by 1 June 2020. The new procedure will also mean that candidates will not receive ICECP acceptance confirmation letters until after their candidatures have been approved for a scholarship by Olympic Solidarity and the respective International Federation. Acceptance notifications will be sent forth to accepted candidates between the middle and end of June 2020. Accepted candidates needing a Visa to enter the United States should begin their Visa application procedures immediately after receiving acceptance confirmation letter from the USOPC and the ICECP.

When submitting your NOC Endorsement Certification to your NOC and obtaining your letters of support from your NOC and national federation, you must provide a copy of your completed ICECP Application Summary Form to your NOC and National Federation to ensure approval of your selected project.

To complete the formal application process, you must submit your completed ICECP Application Summary Form with the NOC Endorsement Certification Form, curriculum vitae (CV), copy of passport and letters of support from your NOC and National Federation to USOPC by 1 June 2020.

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Candidates: please send all correspondence to the attention of:

Carolina Bayón, Director, International Cooperation and Policy
USOC International Relations 
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
USA    
Email: ICECP@usoc.org
Tel: +1.719.866.2050

To ensure funding from Olympic Solidarity and be considered for acceptance into the ICECP, NOC's must submit an Olympic Scholarships for Coaches Application on behalf of candidate coach, directly to Olympic Solidarity. The approval of Olympic Scholarships for Coaches Programme applications will be managed by Olympic Solidarity following the normal procedures.