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

iCoachKids Massive Open Online Course Study Guides now available in French

We are delighted to announce today, the publication of iCoachKids Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Study Guides in French, adding to those already available in English, Lithuanian, Dutch, Spanish and Hungarian.

iCoachKids centre-piece is the development of a series of three MOOCs to support and guarantee access to high quality coach education to all coaches around the EU and beyond.  These are based on the European Coaching Children Curriculum (ECCC) which was also developed as an output of iCK.

The Study Guides can be downloaded as a PDF and read on your device or printed as a book! There is a guide for every chapter and they contain all the knowledge provided in the videos as well as additional activities and tasks to help you continue to develop a children's coach.

The MOOCs are intended as an accessible yet comprehensive resource for coaches and coach developers.  Coach education institutes, universities, federations and clubs can use the MOOCs in full or partially as part of their coach development offer.

The MOOCs are aimed at beginner and intermediate youth coaches, yet we are confident that the quality of the courses and the ancillary materials and study guides will make them attractive to even the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches out there.

The courses incorporate a mix of taught content via videos and interactive activities, and reflective and applied work wherein the learning coach will be engaged in ‘real-life’ tasks related to the content covered on the course.

Coaches and coach developers can freely access the downloadable MOOC Student Learning Guides to use them as they see fit via the iCoachKids website here.

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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.