NCDA Coach Development System Building Program 2020-2021 – open for applications!

The NSSU Coach Developer Academy (NCDA) is pleased to announce a new program for 2020-21, NCDA Coach Development System Building Program, to help organizations create such a workforce by building an effective coach development system!! The program is now open for applications.

Proudly partnering with the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the program offers a blended learning experience for coach development system building, including one-week residential at NSSU in Tokyo (compulsory) in July 2020, alongside pre residential course e-learning and post residential course on-site support to aid and support organizations and countries of participants to apply learning in their home countries. The program is supported by the Japanese government project; ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ and therefore all places are heavily subsidized.

What’s the purpose of the program?

This program will help your organization build or enhance your system for the development of coaches at all levels of the athlete pathway.

The vision of NSSU’s partner in the program, the ICCE, reflects the ultimate goal of the program – that coaches are developed and supported by sustainable and professional systems.

What are the benefits of attending?

Participants will engage in a comprehensive process to plan and initiate change in their coaching system, including:

  • Analysis of the current status of their coaching systems and description of their future athlete and coach development models.
  • Applying an Athlete-Centred Coaching approach and developing a philosophy and vision for their coaching program.
  • Using learner-centred teaching methods and understanding the roles and skills needed by coach developers.
  • Agile planning to create an action-oriented approach to development.
  • Identification of the key elements of the coaching system.
  • Preparation for key events to initiate the change process.

Participants will join an exceptional group of coaching leaders who have attended past NCDA events and will become a source of support in the future.

This exceptional learning opportunity will occur in the positive sport environment provided by NSSU and feature unique Japanese cultural experiences.

Please find our ‘Call for Applications 2020-21’ brochure here with further information on the programme and the application process.

Further information is also available on our website;

The deadline for applications for NCDA Coach Development System Building Program is 5pm GMT 6rd April, 2020, and there are only 12 places (6 Organizations/Countries with 2 participants each) available, so don’t delay – review the brochure and submit your completed application through our secure application system;

Driven by a vision of creating coaching cultures that lead to positive experiences for everyone through sport, the mission of NCDA is to foster future international coach development talent and a community of coach developers across the world. So apply today, join our international community and accelerate your learning and career as a coach developer.


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