Pre-conditions for application

  • Minimum 5 years working experience as coach in Canoe-Kayak sport at national level.
  • Recommendation from the National Sports Federation endorsed by the International Canoe
  • Availability and prove of secondary school leaving certificate.
  • Declared swimming ability for a minimum distance of 200m.
  • Sufficient knowledge of English language.
  • Access for internet system for the modules managed through the MOODLE system.
  • Physical fitness and good health condition proven by an official medical certificate.
  • Schengen visa with multiply entry (to be paid by the participant).
  • Valid passport (to be paid by the participant).
  • Valid return ticket (to be paid by the participant).

Participation fee is EURO 3,850. The fee includes the following elements and services:

  • Registration to the Coaching Programme.
  • Access to course material through MOODLE system.
  • Examinations and Coaching programme records.
  • Canoe-Kayak Sprint Coaching Diploma - Level 3 “Expert Coach”
  • Full board and accommodation, local transportation for professional activities during the 3 weeks practical modules organised in Budapest, including the trips to national canoe-kayak competitions.
  • Transportation to and from the airport in Budapest.
  • Medical services in Hungary (emergency treatment only).

Note: personal sport equipment and Schengen visa are not included.

Application and deadline

Applicants must apply in writing, by submitting the completed Application Form to the address below.

Application and payment deadline: March 15, 2017

Payments have to be received only by bank transfer using the following references:

  • Beneficiary / Payable to: Testnevelési Egyetem - University of Physical Education
  • Name of the Bank: Magyar Államkincstár – Hungarian State Treasury
  • Address of the bank: 1054 Budapest, Hold u. 4.
  • Account No: 10032000-00334679-00000000
  • IBAN: HU63-10032000-00334679-0000 0000
  • Note: Canoe-Kayak Programme


  • University of Physical Education (TF)
  • International Relations Center
  • Alkotás u. 44., Budapest, Hungary H-1123

Contact: Gergely Kiss (+36-1-487-9288 | )

ICF Canoe Kayak Intensive Coaching Course Programme Schedule

Important dates

  • Programme start: April 1, 2017
  • Programme end: August 31, 2017
  • Practical Modules in Budapest: May 16 – June 4, 2017
  • Competition observation: May 26-28, 2017 in Szeged, Hungary
  • Arrival to Budapest: Sunday, May 14, 2017
  • Departure from Budapest: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Theoretical Modules

The curriculum of the theoretical modules of the course deals with the art and science of coaching with relevant specifications to Canoe-Kayak sport.

The content of the theory modules includes the following subjects:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Training theory and methodology
  • Sport injuries
  • Sport Psychology
  • Decision making and leadership in coaching
  • Coaching Principles

Practical Modules

The practical modules is 3 weeks staying in Budapest in May 2017 of the course  includes classroom instruction, sport-specific presentations, practical activities. The content includes coaching information pertaining to sprint events in Canoe-Kayak. The course apply coaching principles, skills, drills, training methods, strategy and tactics, detection and correction of errors. The modules furthermore involve actual coaching experience, practical lessons, training visits, competitions and analyses. The participants will visit the high level Budapest Championships and National Championships, where the course participants will perform specific tasks and performance analysis in a pre-described manner. The practical and technical parts of the course also contain home assignments and independent study.

The content of the practical modules includes the following subjects:

  • Skills and motor development
  • Sport technique
  • Conditioning
  • Observation and competition analysis
  • Teaching and coaching skills