ICF Canoe-Kayak Intensive Coaching Course

International Canoe FederatioThe newly designed Canoe-Kayak Sprint Intensive Coaching Course Level 3 “Expert Coach”© with the cooperation of the International Canoe Federation has a combined structure that includes a 2 weeks full-time on-site mainly practical programme in Budapest and 4 months distance learning education (on-line). This combination helps the participants to follow the coaching programme with more flexibility, mainly from their own home environment.

The expected participants have their regular coaching jobs, which makes it difficult, if not impossible to participate in a traditional classroom teaching & learning setting on a full-time bases away from his/her residence.

The blended programme takes advantage of the highly developed information and computer technology (ICT) and applies the MOODLE system (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment). This system gives the opportunity and method for coaches to study at their own pace without interrupting their busy agenda in his/her residence.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to train and educate coaches from around the World. The programme attempts to promote and develop excellence in coaching canoe-kayak sprint sport. The course provides coaches with a systematic way to improve their knowledge, skills and competencies in theoretical, technical and practical aspects of coaching leading up to an eligibility for taking responsibility over a team of coaches.

Course Content

The course content in detail is designed selected to meet the needs of coaches working with competitive athletes at national level as well as with advanced athletes of elite sport at international level.

Language of Instruction

The course programme is taught and run exclusively in English. Participants are expected to demonstrate English language proficiency in both verbal and written skills. It is the responsibility of the applicant and his/her National Federation to guarantee the applicant’s English language proficiency.  TF reserves the right to invite and conduct interview via Skype or Video Conference system in English in selected cases.

Teaching Staff and Examinations

The best Hungarian Canoe-Kayak specialists, University professors, qualified coaches, sports scientists, and experts from the Hungarian and international sport, are invited to lecture at the course.

All participants are to meet the requirements of the course programme. This will be examined by completing a comprehensive written examination of 100 questions, practical exam of demonstration of coaching skill as well as a technical analysis and submitting a portfolio.

IOCGraduates of the programme receive the Canoe-Kayak Sprint Coach Diploma Level 3”. This Coaching Diploma is registered and endorsed by the International Canoe Federation and issued by the University of Physical Education.