ICF Canoe-Kayak Intensive Coaching Course

International Canoe Federation

Course Objectives

The Sprint Canoeing Online Level 3 Coaching Course is an advanced distance learning program designed to empower and educate coaches from around the globe. Organized in collaboration with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and hosted by the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS), this course aims to train and educate coaches worldwide, promoting excellence in Sprint Canoeing coaching.  Through a comprehensive curriculum, the course enhances theoretical, technical, and practical coaching skills, preparing coaches to lead teams effectively.

Course Structure

The program lasts 10 weeks, running each year from September to November. The program is delivered through Microsoft Teams and E-learning, ensuring a seamless and interactive online learning experience. The Sprint Canoeing Online Level 3 Coaching Course is taught and run exclusively in English. Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency at the minimum of B2 level. This ensures that all participants can comprehend learning materials and actively engage in classes and programs.

Course fee:

The fee includes the following elements and services:

  • Registration to the Coaching Program
  • Access to course material through E-learning system
  • Access to course webinars and consultations through Microsoft Teams system
  • Examinations and Coaching program records
  • Sprint Canoeing Coaching Certificate - Level 3


The course is structured to cover both theoretical and practical aspects essential for high-level coaching. Each module is designed to equip coaches with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their roles, from understanding advanced training methodologies to mastering specific techniques in canoeing and kayaking.


  • Training Theory and Methodology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Science in Sports
  • Sports Management
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Ethics of Sport Coaching
  • Sport Injuries and Prevention


  • Advanced Canoe and Kayak Coaching Methods
  • Basic of Canoeing: 200 m Specialities
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Strength Development
  • Speed and Endurance Training
  • Training for Canoeing
  • Racing Tactics
  • Coaching and Talent Identification
  • Physiology and Nutrition
  • Endurance & Stamina
  • Performance Analysis
  • Technique in Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Team Boat Specialties

The course features online sessions held on Microsoft Teams and online exam periods. All exams are available 48 hours during the weekend.

Key Dates for 2024

  • Start Date: 16th September 2024
  • End Date: 22nd November 2024
  • Application Deadline: 9th September 2024

Application Requirements

  • National-level coaching experience in Canoe-Kayak
  • Recommendation from National Sports Federation, endorsed by the International Canoe Federation
  • Secondary school leaving certificate
  • Proficiency in English (Minimum B2 level)
  • Reliable internet access and necessary electronic devices

Please ensure that all required documents are complete, up to date and submitted along with the application.

Application Process

Apply Here!

Deadline of application and paying the course fee:  9th September 2024


Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive the "Sprint Canoeing Level 3 Coaching Course" certificate, endorsed by the International Canoe Federation and issued by the Hungarian University of Sports Science.

Contact Information

Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS)

Address: 1123 Budapest, Alkotás u. 42-48., Hungary, Europe

Tel: +36 1 487 9246

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