iCoachKids: Innovative Education & Training for a Specialist Children & Youth Coaching Workforce.


iCoachKids Maps the Coaching Children Workforce in 7 European Countries
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Research conducted as part of Erasmus+ co-funded iCoachKids project offers a bleak picture of the education and working conditions of coaches of children across the European Union. The report reveals that a general lack of recognition of the children’s coach, regulation, education and development opportunities and reliable demographic data are making progress slow and difficult.

Leeds Beckett University and Sport Northern Ireland collaborate to spread the iCoachKids project message internationally
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sport Northern Ireland, the leading public body for the development of sport in Northern Ireland, and project iCoachKids have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the global promotion of this Erasmus+ project aiming to create a specialist children and youth sport coaching workforce across the European Union.

1st iCoachKids Conference – For the Kids and With the Kids
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The first Conference of the iCoachKids project will take place on 3rd November 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The event will aim to gather feedback from stakeholders informing the development of a European Coaching Children Curriculum.

All you ever wanted to know about coaching children, but were too afraid to ask…
Friday, 06 October 2017

iCoachKids has published the eagerly awaited Coaching Children Literature Review. The review is a central piece of iCK. It aims to provide the necessary evidence to aid the development of a European Coaching Children Curriculum (ECCC) to guide those developing training opportunities for coaches of children and young people in the European Union and beyond. The review has also provided the foundations for The iCoachKids Pledge

The Draft European Coaching Children Curriculum is Out for Consultation!
Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Calling All Youth Coaches and Coach Developers – iCoachKids has released the draft European Coaching Children Curriculum and we need your feedback towards the development of the complete and final version to be launched at the first iCoachKids Conference in Budapest 3rd November 2017. The European Coaching Children Curriculum (ECCC) aims to provide guidance for those developing coach education opportunities for children and youth sport coaches (download the ECCC here). It highlights the key functional areas and tasks of the children and youth coach (CYC), the relevant competences required to fulfil the role, and signposts coach developers to the most up-to-date knowledge basis and underpinning theories.

iCoachKids Goes East
Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Project iCoachKids are delighted to announce a new cooperation agreement with the National Youth Sport Institute (NYSI) of Singapore to drive the quality of youth sport experiences in the South-East Asian country.

iCoachKids Makes Waves at the European Sport Summit in Denmark
Thursday, 21 September 2017

The Erasmus+ co-funded project led by Leeds Beckett University and the ICCE developing FREE educational resources for youth coaches was presented in the Danish coastal city of Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017, during the activities of the European Sport Summit 2017.

The iCoachKids Pledge is Out!
Thursday, 31 August 2017

The iCoachKids Pledge: 10 Guidance Points to Create Positive Sport Experiences for Kids

Following an extensive literature review, the iCK expert group has agreed ‘The iCK Pledge’The Pledge provides 10 points of guidance for individuals and organisations wishing to create positive sport experiences for children.

ICCE to support India develop the coaches of the future
Wednesday, 19 July 2017

ICCE and representatives from India's Government met in London to follow up on the recommendations of the scoping study conducted in 2016. Coach developers and children’s coaches are the top priority.

Leeds Beckett and Real Madrid Foundation join forces to support the global dissemination of iCoachKids
Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Real Madrid Foundation, the charitable arm of the recently crowned winners of the UEFA Champions League, and iCoachKids project leader Leeds Beckett University have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the global promotion of this Erasmus+ project aiming to support children and youth sport coaches in Europe and beyond.

The iCoachKids Website Has Lift-Off!
Thursday, 09 February 2017
iCoachKids Gets Off the Blocks
Thursday, 29 September 2016