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International Sport Coaching Framework Version 1.2

International Sport Coaching Framework Version 1.2

ISBN 9781450471275

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The International Sport Coaching Framework (Version 1.2) is an adaptable document that provides a common language and set of principles about coaching on which the worldwide sport community can agree. Created by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU), the Framework represents a significant step toward establishing consensus on the

• primary functions of a coach;

• roles and responsibilities of a coach in athlete development;

• qualifications, knowledge and core competences needed for coaching effectively; and

• methods by which coaches are educated, developed and certified.

The International Sport Coaching Framework incorporates feedback, research and best practices from around the world to provide sport federations, coaching organisations, international federations and educational institutions with considerations for designing, benchmarking and refining their coaching education and certification programmes. The result is a universal platform that facilitates the development of coaches and, ultimately, the enrichment of sport for all.

Chapter 1 Coaching Today

Ever-Higher Expectations

An Athlete-Centred Orientation

A Stronger Development Network

Chapter 2 Coaching Framework Foundations

Global Relevance

Practical and Flexible Applications

Chapter 3 Coaching in Context

Sport-Specific Emphasis

Volunteer or Paid Status

Primary Functions

Key Responsibilities

Chapter 4 Coaching Focus


Sport Participation

Athlete Development

Contextual Fit

Chapter 5 Coaching Roles

Role Requirements

Staff Assignments and Synergy

Chapter 6 Coaching Knowledge and Competence

Knowledge Areas

Professional Knowledge

Interpersonal Knowledge

Intrapersonal Knowledge


Functional Competence

Task-Related Competence

Chapter 7 Coaching Objectives

Developing the Whole Athlete

Teaching Lifelong Lessons

Chapter 8 Coach Development

Long-Term Process

Educational Curriculum

Experiential Learning and Mentorship

Delivery by Coach Developers

Chapter 9 Coach Certification and Recognition

Educational Requirements

Qualifying Standards

Awards and Designations

Chapter 10 Coaching Framework Applications

Create High-Quality Coach Education and Development Programmes

Evaluate and Improve Existing Programmes

Define Areas for Research and Evaluation

Consider and Make Political Decisions

Stimulate Global Exchange

Promote Further Refinement

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. Editors of the publication are Mark Harrington, development manager of the International Rugby Board and chair of the Development and Education Group of ASOIF; Sergio Lara Bercial, senior research fellow at LBU and ICCE technical officer; and the late Patrick Duffy, professor of sport coaching at LBU and vice president of ICCE.

International Council for Coaching Excellence

Formerly the International Council for Coach Education, 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. Visit the website at

Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

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. Visit the website at

Leeds Beckett University

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 hass become the home of ICCE, and the Global Coaching Office is now housed in Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Visit the website at

“The coach is a central figure in the day-to-day life of the athlete. The International Sport Coaching Framework provides important guidelines on how the coach should support and guide the athlete while working closely with others in an athlete-centred way.”

Sergey Bubka--Chair, IOC Entourage Commission, World-Record Holder, Pole Vault