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

European Coaching Children Curriculum has been translated into six further languages

We are delighted to announce today, the publication of six translations of the European Coaching Children Curriculum.

This document aims to support the development of a specialist youth sport coaching workforce across the European Union, and its translation into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian and Dutch will help extend its reach.

The English version of the European Coaching Children Curriculum was launched in December 2017 after extensive stakeholder consulation.

The ECCC is informed by the European Sport Coaching Framework (Lara-Bercial et al., 2017, Project CoachLearn) and aims to provide guidance for those developing coach education opportunities for children and youth sport coaches. It highlights the key functional areas and tasks of the children and youth coach and the relevant competences required to fulfil the role. It also signposts coach developers to the most up-to-date knowledge basis and underpinning theories.

However, the ECCC is not a one size fits all. It presents only the basis for customisation to different needs, context and cultures. It is highly recommended that those organisation or individuals using the ECCC spend considerable time analysing their context and the needs of their athletes, participants and coaches before deciding how to use it.

The translations can be viewed and downloaded here.

iCoachKids is co-funded by an Erasmus+ grant and led by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). It brings together another six world-class organisations with a common desire to support children and youth coaches and a proven track record of doing so. These include Sport Ireland Coaching, the Hungarian Coaches Association, the Netherlands Olympic Committee, the European University of Madrid, Lithuanian Sport University, and the Royal Belgian Football Association.