The International Sport Coaching Framework Version 1.2 developed jointly by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and Leeds Beckett University (LBU), is now available in Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish. An Arabic translation is forthcoming.
The translations of the Framework enable sport organisations from all corners of the globe to more readily implement the document’s guidelines for facilitating the development and certification of coaches.
“The ICCE is extremely pleased to provide this important reference document in multiple languages,” states John Bales, President of International Council for Coaching Excellence. “Since its publication in 2013 the Framework has proven to be a valuable tool for sport organisations developing or enhancing their coaching systems.”
Mark Harrington, Chair of Association of Summer Olympic International Federations Sport Development and Education Group, indicates that “The translation of the International Sport Coaching Framework marks a big step forward for the sports coaching industry. These translations allow us to share industry validated information into some major markets via the localised language,” he says, and “This initiative will really help international federations grow their education portfolios in partnership with government agencies, National Olympic Committees and Olympic solidarity.”
“We are very proud of our collaboration with the ICCE in the development of the ISCF,” says Peter Mackreth, Dean of School at Leeds Beckett University. “The translation of the ISCF into six languages, therefore influencing the practice of coaches around the world, aligns directly with our quest to positively impact policy, practice and performance across sport,” says Mackreth. “We are very proud to have played a part in broadening the access of this valuable tool to support the education, development and recognition of coaches globally.”
The aim of the Framework is to establish universal standards for coaching education, including definitions, guidelines and recommendations on the primary functions of a coach; roles and responsibilities of a coach in athlete development; qualifications, knowledge and core competencies needed for coaching effectively; and methods by which coaches are educated, developed and certified.
With the Framework, sport federations, coaching organisations and educational institutions are provided with a set of principles, supportive research and a common language for designing, benchmarking and refining coach education and development programmes.
Published by Human Kinetics, the Framework incorporates informed feedback, extensive research and best practices in coaching from around the world. The result is an authoritative yet adaptable document that facilitates the development of coaches and, ultimately, the enrichment of sport for all.
“Human Kinetics is pleased to produce these recent translations and other adaptations of the Framework to make it accessible and most useful to sport organisations throughout the world that are seeking to develop and enhance their coach education programmes,” said Ted Miller, Human Kinetics vice president and coach education director.
About the authors
The International Sport Coaching Framework is a joint endeavour led by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), supported by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) through project administration, technical advice and research.
The ICCE was established in September 1997 as a not-for-profit international organisation with the aim of promoting coaching as an internationally accepted profession. ICCE members seek to enhance the quality of coaching at every level of sport.
More specifically, the ICCE’s mission is to lead and support the global development of coaching as a blended profession and to enhance the quality of coaching at every level in sport, guided by the needs of members, federations, nations and key partners.
The ICCE’s strategic objectives are to fortify its organisational infrastructure, develop an international sport coaching framework, build a community of coaches globally and strengthen the position of coaching as a profession. ICCE partners and markets include national representative bodies responsible for coach development, international federations, institutions that deliver coach education or represent coaches, individuals who design and deliver coach education, coaches and the international sport community at large.
On May 30, 1983, the 21 international federations governing the sports of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games decided to form the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations. This alliance sought to address the issues of common interest in the Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement and any other matter deemed necessary by the international federations.
More formally, ASOIF’s mission today is to unite, promote and support the International Summer Olympic Federations and to preserve their autonomy while coordinating their common interests and goals.
The international federations have the responsibility to manage and monitor the daily functioning of the world’s various sport disciplines, including the practical organisation of events during the Games and the supervision of the development of athletes practising these sports at every level. Each international federation governs its sport throughout the world and ensures its promotion and development. ASOIF’s members now total 28.
Through its Carnegie Faculty, LBU has a long tradition in the professional preparation of graduates in physical education, sport science, sport development, physical activity and sport coaching. Through its Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure, the University plays an active role in research and enterprise in the UK and internationally. Since 2011, LBU has become the home of ICCE and the Global Coaching Office.