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

iCoachKids and the Leaders Development Institute (LDI), Saudi Arabia come together to support young people through sport and physical activity

iCoachKids are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Leaders Development Institute (LDI), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The agreement emphasises the shared aim both organisations have, to improve the health and wellbeing of young people through their participation in sport and physical activity.

The purpose of the collaboration is to create a common space for coaches across Saudi Arabia and all the Arab speaking countries as well as providing a series of open source materials and courses easily accessible to all.  A strong alliance between the parties will promote sharing of knowledge, create new networks and contribute to the development of international resources and materials that promote their shared objectives.

Abdullah Hammad, Director General at LDI said:

“We envision through this partnership to enrich the educational content in sports and provide an equal opportunity to all children sport coaches across Saudi and the Arab world to educate and enhance their capabilities to develop future leaders across their countries”

Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial, iCoachKids Director said:

“We are delighted to partner with LDI to present the Arabic translation of the iCoachKids online courses. Thanks to this ground-breaking cooperation, over 400 million additional people world-wide will be able to join the iCoachKids family, a huge achievement.”


About iCoachKids

iCoachKids is a not-for-profit global movement supporting the development of specialist youth sport coaching workforce through the provision of FREE high quality on-line educational resources. The movement is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission and co-led by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and an additional eight partners including Lithuanian Sport University, Universidad Europea Madrid, Sport Ireland Coaching, Netherlands Olympic Committee, Royal Belgian Football Federation, FIBA, German Youth Sport and Hungarian Coaches Association.

About Leaders Development Institute (LDI)

LDI is a leading and enabling sports educational institute which aim to build and elevate the capabilities of sports professionals, managers and leaders in KSA. The institute provide development, educational and training programs for local talents and professionals to achieve regional and global recognitions and position KSA as a top sports hub worldwide.