The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce the launch of Version 1.1 of a new 'Coaching Framework'.
The 'Coaching Framework' is based on the work of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU) as well as the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), IOC Entourage Commission (EC) and IOC Olympic Solidarity (OS) in the development of the International Sport Coaching Framework (ISCF), following a process of development and consultation that commenced in April 2011.
The ISAF Coaching Framework aims to provide all ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) a common ground for developing and evaluating coaching qualifications, encouraging coach education and training, working across international boundaries and establishing ethical guidelines and models for standards of international best practice.
This version of the ISAF Coaching Framework is now released to all ISAF Member National Authorities in order to receive comments that will assist the International Sailing Federation in keeping the Framework updated and informed with as much international input as possible.
All of the related documentation for both the ISAF and ISCF Frameworks can be found on the ISAF Website here
From the ICCE Global Coach Conference (GCC) in Durban, South Africa during September 11 - 13, 2013 the International Sailing Federation will use the ISAF Coaching Framework as a basis for delivery standards in all Training and Development programmes run as part of the remit in assisting both Emerging and Developing Nations in the building and maintenance of National Sail Training Programmes.
ISAF will continue to encourage MNAs that do not yet have National Coach Certification / Qualification structures in place to develop these through the delivery of Technical Courses and Sport Specific Training Scholarships, that can be funded through applications to the IOC Olympic Solidarity department through National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and ISAF.
All comments on the ISAF Coaching Framework should be made to the Training and Development Department here
ISAF recognize that Member National Authorities (MNAs) may wish to apply their own national terminology for the titles of the roles defined in the ISAF Coaching Framework (ie Instructor or Trainer). The focus with this framework is on the competencies of each role and not their title which can be amended to suit each member as they see fit for purpose.
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