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International Council for Coaching  Excellence

Credit: Sports Coach Education, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport, Magglingen, Switzerland

About ICCE


The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) was established on 24th September 1997 by delegates representing 15 countries, during the second International Coach Education Summit held at Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel. 

Credit: Sports Coach Education, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport, Magglingen, Switzerland

The ICCE Mission

Leading and Developing Sport Coaching Globally

The ICCE is a not-for-profit, global organization with the mission of leading and developing sport coaching globally. ICCE members seek to enhance the quality of coaching at every level of sport.


The SCE is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.

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Our Members Around The World

See the lists of our members with additional details.

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ICCE Vision

Coaches are Developed and Supported by Sustainable and Professional Systems

The vision of the ICCE encompasses building a global community of coaching, where coaching is recognized as a profession and where skilled, qualified coaches are available to athletes and participants regardless of gender, age and physical and mental ability. This vision depends on the commitment of our members and on the belief that working together we can all get better. A message that the late Dr. Pat Duffy, one of ICCE‘s great leaders and founders, believed in and helped us put into practice is that being an ICCE member is not only about what you get from the organization, but equally about what you bring to the organization, and that we all get stronger when we work towards our common goals.

Please download the ICCE flyer for an overview of the organization and its work; and the ICCE Promise to read the organization’s commitment to the coaching community

The ICCE aims:

  1. To promote sport coaching as a profession.
  2. To promote international relationships, social and cultural, with those who are engaged in coaching education.
  3. To promote sport and sport-values.
  4. To promote and utilize research in the field of training and competition.
  5. To exchange knowledge in the field of coaching.
  6. To disseminate information about curricula, qualifying standards etc. amongst members.
  7. To co-ordinate coach education courses and resources across member countries.
  8. To promote a moral code in coaching.
  9. To improve relationships among Coach – Management – Athlete.
  10. To publish a professional publication in the field of coaching education.
  11. To encourage and to assist countries, in the field of coach education

The expected outcomes of the ICCE initiative are:

  • A network of national and international organizations responsible for the development of coaches in their respective nations and/or sport.
  • International accords on coaching issues such as ethics, safety, and knowledge/competency.
  • An international coaching culture that supports the values of Olympism: integrity, honesty, fairness, inclusion, tolerance, and committment to excellence.

The ICCE is uniquely qualified to address its mission because its members comprise the world’s leaders in coaching development. There exists no other international sports body that focuses on programs for the individuals who introduce, teach, and deliver sport daily-coaches.