Program Structure

The International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program is an intensive coaches’ education program consisting of lectures, projects, guest speakers, candidate presentations, group work, field trips, and project planning and implementation. The program is open to international coaches and national U.S. coaches and will consist of four modules scheduled over an academic year. In addition, candidates will work with an international tutor to develop a personal project that will be implemented for the benefit of the respective sport or sport in general in that country.

The ICECP is open to coaches from all sports that operate in the Olympic programming. However, for international ICECP applicants, preference will be given to coaches from the following sports:

ARCHERY Field Hockey RUGBY TENNIS
ATHLETICS FENCING SWIMMING VOLLEYBALL
BASKETBALL JUDO TABLE TENNIS WEIGHTLIFTING
BOXING ROWING TAEKWONDO WRESTLING
       

PRE-COURSEWORK

International Candidates Personal Project:

Candidates will submit a potential personal project that has been approved by their National Olympic Committee (NOC) leadership and respective National Federation during the application process. When accepted, the candidates will be provided with the personal project guidelines and after consultation with their NOC, will submit a project proposal to the Director of the Program one month prior to the start of the program. A tutor will be assigned thereafter to each candidate to mentor the candidates on the development of the project.

National (United States) Candidates Personal Project:

Candidates will submit a potential personal project to the United States Olympic Committee Coaching Education Department and the respective National Governing Body during the application process. When accepted, the candidates will be provided with the personal project guidelines and after consultation with the USOC and NGB, a tutor from the United States Olympic Committee will be assigned thereafter to each U.S. candidate to mentor the candidates on the development of the project and throughout the length of the ICECP program.

Past Topics:

• Basketball Coaching Education for Secondary School Coaches in Malawi
• Development of a Grass Root Marketing Campaign for Fencing in Macedonia
• Development of a National Judo Coaching Education System in Japan
• Development of Coaching Education for Taekwondo in Ethiopia
• Development of a Training Model to Prepare Elite Athletics Athletes for High Performance in Taiwan
• Long-Term Volleyball Development in Malaysia
• Development of a Program for Player Identification for Iran Basketball Teams at All Levels
• Planning and Preparation for Peak Performance in High School Athletics/Track and Field in Antigua and Barbuda
• A Model for the Implementation of Distance Weightlifting Competition (Piloted in the United States)
• Development Program for Volleyball in South Africa
• Development of a National Talent Identification Program for Youth Males Basketball Players in Sierra Leone
• Using Notational Analysis as Function of Educating Coaches of the Judo Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Assigned Readings:
Candidates will be provided reading materials that should be completed prior to arriving for the start of the program in the United States. This material will prepare the candidates for the topics that will be covered during the course.