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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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: 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 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.
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.