HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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.
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 :
5 MODULES OF THE PROGRAM
What will you study?
Theme 1: Athlete Development
Module 1: Understanding the Athlete
Module 2: How Athletes learn and make decisions
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:
Academic Qualification - Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in any stream.
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;
Language Proficiency - Be comfortable with English as the medium of instruction.
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.
10 sessions (1 session/ week for a period of 3 months), with each session of (1.5) hours
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.
INR 48,000/- + GST per candidate
Group Discount: Any organization sponsoring 4 or more participants to a program will be entitled to a group discount.