Coach Developer Academy Program

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Foundations in Coach Development: A USCCE Virtual Workshop

More information Coming Soon!


Program cost: $75 USCCE members / $90 non members (organizational discounts available for 2 or more participants, contact us for more information)

Who should attend: coach developers/ coaching education staff interested in learning more about innovating your approach to supportive coach education models, coach development and the evolving role of the coach developer.

Foundations in Coach Development is an engaging 3 day virtual workshop designed for individuals who work within coach education and coach development settings and who work with or oversee sport coaches to explore the foundations of learning as they apply to coaching education and coach development. Essential principles of learning facilitation and adult learning design will be discussed with a goal of supporting a shared language within the coach education community and to the evidence-based practices in education. Across all three days, each of the sessions will provide opportunities for participants to explore practical application of the concepts within their current coaching education work and to network and engage with others in the workshop. This workshop is facilitated by experienced coach developers who work across a variety of sport organizational settings. This virtual interactive event strives to maintain a 6:1 participant to facilitator ratio.

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Coach Developers play a critical role in the preparation of coaches, and this program has been designed to help you develop the skills you will need to train, support and challenge coaches to become the best that they can be. The USCCE Coach Developer Academy is excited to partner with the International Council for Coaching Excellence  to provide Coach Developer training in the United States. The USCCE/ICCE Coach Developer programs provide intensive in person 3 day workshops for individuals who work with, educate and support coaches.



Teaching & Learning Facilitation Skill Workshop: USCCE/ ICCE Coach Developer Program

June 9-11, 2023 Academy in Birmingham, Alabama; from 8:30am to 5pm daily

Applications due March 1st. Accepted applicants will be notified on or before March 15th. Late applications will be considered after the deadline if space allows

Program cost: $400 USCCE members / $450 non members (organizational discounts available for 2 or more participants, contact us for more information. Program cost includes materials and lunch each day, participants are responsible for their own travel & lodging

Who should attend: coach developers/ coaching education staff interested in exploring the application of educational principles within coaching education program design and developing their facilitation skills

The Teaching and Learning Facilitation Skills Workshop, the flagship program within the USCCE Coach Developer Academy will take place immediately prior to the 2023 North American Coach Developers Summit in Birmingham, Alabama. This workshop uses a blended learning approach which includes preparatory e-modules and a highly interactive workshop which addresses how coaches learn, delivery strategies, and facilitation skills of questioning, listening, review and feedback. This 3-day intensive and interactive workshop provides many opportunities to apply the learning and practice your skills with high quality feedback from peers and facilitators. Teaching and Learning Facilitation Skills Workshop participation is capped at 25 with a 5:1 participant to facilitator ratio to ensure a high quality experience. Individuals completing this workshop will receive both USCCE and ICCE program certificates of completion.

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Supporting Coaches in Practice workshop: USCCE/ ICCE Coach Developer Program – next event date coming soon

The  ‘Supporting Coaches in Practice Workshop’ is the second blended learning program helping coach developers to support their coaches’ learning outside the formal workshop in more informal contexts. The 3-day program focuses on how to observe coaches in practice, how to review and help them to reflect on their practice, how to mentor them and how to assess professionals in the field for positive professional and program growth. Coach Developers will be encouraged to develop their skills in all these areas and reflect on how they currently support, mentor and assess coaches to help them continually to develop their coaching practice. Individuals completing this workshop will receive both USCCE and ICCE program certificates of completion.

Pr-requisite: Successful completion of a USCCE/ICCE Teaching & Learning Facilitation Skills workshop or similar ICCE workshop is required for participation in the Supporting Coaches in Practice Workshop.

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Who should apply to attend?

  • Anyone who provides coaching education, works with coaches, and facilitates coach development at any sport level who is interested in improving as an educator and facilitator.

  • Individuals who are passionate about delivering quality coaching education and coach development opportunities to volunteer and paid sport coaching professionals

  • Professionals who are interested in working with others in the profession to explore common challenges and share ideas for development in the field of coaching education and development

  • Novice and experienced coach educators and coach developers are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

  • Anyone who trains or works with coach education providers.

  • International applicants are welcome!

  • Note: Participants must have completed and earned their Facilitation certificate through the USCCE/ICCE Coach Developer Program or another ICCE supported program in order to be eligible to participate in the Supporting Coaches in Practice program.

Where are Coach Developer Academy workshops held?

USCCE Coach Development Academy workshops are held yearly in association with the North American Coach Development Summit. 

​The USCCE also provides USCCE Coach Development Academy workshops for organizations upon request. 

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Academy Workshop Details

  • Workshops are tailored to event participants and are capped at 24 participants to ensure a quality learning experience for all.

  • Workshops are highly interactive with group discussions, application practice and detailed feedback.

  • Participation includes preparation e-modular work prior to the workshop, full workshop attendance and follow up event reflections.

  • Class sizes are kept small to allow for a 6:1 participant facilitator ratio.

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