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Online Program for Coaches and performance specialists by ELMS Sports Foundation in partnership with Abhinav Bindra Foundation and Loughborough Sport

The online High Performance Coach Development program is designed for Coaches and performance support specialists working in competitive sports who are responsible for helping athletes achieve optimal athletic performance at the professional level.


The program is packed with practical information and insights from experts interspersed with ample problem-solving exercises and analytical discussions with peers so that coaches of all sports and performance specialists can successfully take their athletes to the next level and develop their sports potential.


Participants will benefit from a comprehensive yet flexible curriculum designed in partnership with internationally respected coach practitioners and academics from the field of coach education.







Expert Led


Open Sessions


Project Work

The proposed program does not seek to provide training in technical/tactical skills of a particular sport. Instead, it seeks to focus on the core coaching practices, behaviors, and skills central to the role of high performance coaches and specialists to effectively transfer technical competency into great performance results for athletes and teams.

So ​​If you’re interested in learning how to help athletes achieve optimal athletic performance at the school, club, or professional levels, this program is definitely the right fit for you


Program Modules and learning outcomes:

The program includes 12 modules across five overarching learning themes identified as central to the success of performance coaching.

The 12 modules along with their core learning outcomes are as below :

Program Design


What will you study?

Theme 1: Athlete Development

Module 1: Understanding the Athlete

Module 2: How Athletes learn and make decisions

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Who should join the program?

Sports professionals from the following segments may consider applying– 


  • Current Coaches – with demonstrated ability and aspirations to become a high performance coach 

  • Performance support staff:  sports science and sports medicine specialists working in competitive sports who are responsible for helping athletes achieve optimal athletic performance at the professional level.

  • Current/Ex- Elite Athletes – looking for post-athletic career opportunities in high performance coaching.


The eligibility requirements for the program are as below: 

  1. Academic Qualification - Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in any stream.

  2. Work Experience - The applicant should have work experience of a minimum of 2-3 years as a competitive coach or a member of a performance support services team overseeing the training and competition outcomes of individual athletes or a club, academy or other professional representative teams;

  3. Language Proficiency - Be comfortable with English as the medium of instruction.

Key Details


Individual Project Work
Duration: 2 months

*Open Sessions shall run simultaneously while participants are engaged in Project Work.
** (the duration of the Certification Program mentioned herein, the number of sessions and timelines provided hereinbelow are indicative, and shall be subject to the sole discretion of ELMS Foundation)

The Certification Program shall be for a period of up to 6 months, starting in June 2023.

The Program shall consist of the following :

Program Orientation Session:
1 session of 2 - 2.5 hours. The orientation aims to provide the participants with an understanding of the Certification Program requirements, regulations etc., and will outline to participants the academic support provided by the Certification Program team as well as the peer support and collaboration opportunities available to them;

Online Expert led Sessions:
12 sessions (1 session/ week for a period of 3 months) covering 5 modules, with each session of two (2) hours.

Open Sessions:
10 sessions (1 session/ week for a period of 3 months), with each session of (1.5) hours

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, a candidate will have to provide the following for review by the selection committee:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae: To include information on educational background and professional employment experience particularly in the sports sector

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

  • Project Proposal: This proposal should include details on the proposal topic, methodology, assumptions, potential findings, and likely recommendations. The proposal should not exceed 500 words.

  • For Candidates Nominated/Sponsored by Organizations, a letter of sponsorship from the organization would be mandatory.


Program Fees

  • Program Fees : INR 48,000/- + GST per candidate 

  • Early Bird and Group Discount (4+) Fee: INR 40,000 + GST per Candidate. (Early bird discount is applicable for applications received on or before 29th Feb 2024)

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Dual Certification Offer


Exclusively for participants with a background in football, we are pleased to offer a dual certification program in partnership with India Khelo Football (IKF).

You can now sign up for the High Performance Coach Development Program along with IKF Centric Scouting Certification Program Level 1 for a special bundled fee as below- 

Dual Certification Course Fees Offer

Early Bird and Group Discount (4+) Fee: INR 44,999 + GST per Candidate (Applications received on or before 29th Feb 2024)
Regular Course Fees: INR 52,999 + GST per Candidate after March 1st 2024

The IKF Football Scouting Certification Program Level 1 complements the high performance coaching program by training coaches on scouting methodology tailored for Indian football conditions. 

Key highlights of the course

Online live instructor-led model with hands-on training
Mentorship sessions with international football scouting experts
Skills covered: Talent identification, player assessment techniques, scouting report drafting

Earning certifications in both high performance coaching and football scouting can help take your coaching career to the next level. This offer is only for a limited period, so sign up soon to benefit from the discounted bundle pricing.

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