2019 Incheon KTF - ITU Coaches Level 2 Course

29 Oct - 02 Nov, 2019 • Incheon, Korea, South
Application Deadline: 30 Jun 2019

Course Language: English

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Korean Triathlon Federation (KTF) are pleased to announce that we are now inviting applications for the third edition of the KTF-ITU Triathlon Coaching Education Programme to be held in Incheon, Korea from 29th October to 9th November 2019. The application is open for ODA Recipient Countries as it is defined by the United Nations (UN). The project is exclusive for ODA recipient nations, for the full list of the eligible NFs please see the attached document. The programme has been supported and fully financed by the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee.

The aim of the project is to provide opportunity for developing nations to access coaching education in triathlon and get qualified by ITU as triathlon coaches at two levels: ITU Triathlon Level 1 Coach and ITU Triathlon Level 2 Coach. There are about hundred National Federations across five continents are eligible to benefit from the programme led by accredited ITU Coaching Facilitators.

In the past two years 123 coaches from 45 National Federations from all five continents were awarded by ITU Triathlon Coach Certification after their successful assessment. The applications have to be submitted to ITU Development by the National Federations and all candidates must meet the requirements as defined in the Level 2 Triathlon Coach - Curriculum Document. The programme gives an ITU Level 2 Triathlon Coach qualification to the candidates who are successfully completing the course.

To apply, respective National Federation will need to download an application form and then submit a completed version or submit online application through using the link below. All eligible National Federations can apply with maximum of two (2) female and two (2) male candidates with indication of their priority order in the application form. Please note the ITU does not accept any individual application. All nominations must go through the member National Federations.

Airfare to/from Korea, local transportation and accommodation with full board will be covered for the participants. Please note the National Federation must provide their candidates with travel and health insurance for the whole period of the respective course. It will be strictly monitored in case of successful selection.

The course language is English, although ITU Facilitators can support the participants in various languages. The courses are supported by the ITU Education Hub (https://education.triathlon.org) that requires internet/computer or mobile device access from the participants in order to complete the course.

2019 Incheon KTF-ITU Level 2 Coaches Course
Number of courses: 2
Maximum number of participants: 18 / each course
Date: 29th October – 2nd November (Tuesday-Saturday)
Arrival: 28th October (Monday) / Departure: 4th November (Monday)
For more details please click 2019 Incheon KTF - ITU Coaches Level 2 Course
Online application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPTCG8F
Application deadline: 30th June 2019


About the ITU Coaches Level 2 Certification
The Level 2 course is the second coaching qualification award offered by the ITU and is aimed at people with some experience of coaching (formally or informally) and of triathlon – building on existing coaching experience in Level 1. This allows coaches to enhance their capabilities by giving them sufficient breadth of knowledge, which provides a scaffold to develop their future coaching knowledge and experience. The whole process is supported by an appropriate online reference resource to guide this development.
At Level 2 the focus is on:
• Developing and delivering more advanced triathlon coaching practices, including individualised support.
• Effective planning, delivery and evaluation of a series of triathlon coaching sessions or a programme for a group or an individual.
• Understanding the processes and principles of coaching triathlon activities to groups of children and/or adults through the application of training science. 
• This certificate focuses on producing a competent club coach who can promote the benefits of participating in triathlon, and appropriate skill acquisition through quality coaching of participants from grass roots level upwards.

Role description
ITU Level 2 coaches will have a broad knowledge and can independently plan, deliver, review more complex and specific sessions.  They may work with any participation group, Paratriathlon, children through to adults, participation through to performance. Coaches at this level may work independently or within a team structure or under supervision depending upon their own role and the context within which they coach.

Attendees
Each course is limited to:
• maximum of 18 participants, if a course has more than 16 candidates this will require a third course facilitator;
• minimum of 6 participants, which may reduce number of facilitators;
• where there is a host NF, they are limited to a maximum of 50% of participants on the course, note this is a maximum, and they may be limited to fewer participants depending upon the needs across multiple federations;
• at least 20 % of the participants being female, due to ITU equal opportunities objectives. If fewer females apply, the total number of participants will be reduced to maintain the minimum ratio;
• a participant can be replaced not later than four weeks prior to the first day of the onsite course.

Target Audience
The Level 2 course is targeted at NFs and specifically individual coaches with the potential to benefit the growth of triathlon within their region. The ITU’s intention is to provide development opportunities to those who are unable to access appropriate coach development opportunities elsewhere at the current time.  Priority will be given to individuals who display the following attributes:
• Desire and aptitude for coaching, with a passion for helping and supporting others, potentially across a range of contexts e.g. Local Clubs, Age-Group, Child Development, Schools, Performance (Youth, U23, Elite);
• Willingness and open-mindedness to learn new skills;
• Ability to participate in the course fully and complete all required assessments;
• Commitment to fulfilling the roles and responsibilities expected of an ITU Level 2 Triathlon Coach;
• Potential to make a positive impact on Triathlon Coaching and Development in their region;
• Agree to abide by the ITU coaches Code of Ethics.

Entry Requirements
Coaches should be able to demonstrate the following in their application:
• Active Triathlon Coach, already be an active coach for minimum of three years, with experience of coaching Triathletes;
• Completion of ITU Level 1 course, with positive recommendation from Level 1 course facilitators;
• The Level 1 ITU course should have been completed at two years prior to starting the level 2 course.
• Recommendation by local NF and commitment to develop coaching skills;
• Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course programme;
• Demonstrate a high level of spoken and written skills in the language the course will be delivered in; Candidates and NFs should check with Regional Development Coordinator which language will be used. Courses are predominately in English, Spanish or French; there may be a process of testing written and spoken capabilities prior to accepting candidates on the course;
• Attend 100% of the course;
• Ability to complete all online tasks, will require access to a computer with internet access, in order to use the ITU Education Hub before, during and after the face to face element of the course;
• It is strongly recommended that candidates have appropriate insurance cover before undertaking any independent coaching practice, candidates should seek guidance from their own NF;
• Completion of application form and willingness to take part in interview (Skype call).

Selection process
Application forms will be submitted via NFs. Applications will be reviewed by Continental Coordinators, ITU Development Staff and course facilitators. Selection of candidates will be made using several factors including but not limited to:
• Language capabilities, an inability to communicate will reduce the impact and value of the course;
• Recommendation of ITU Facilitators, ITU Development or NF. 
• Equality, the ITU seeks to promote coaching across all members of society, regardless of race or gender, see attendee section for gender balance requirements;
• Specific regional needs, for example NFs who already have a lot of coaches may not be offered as many places as a NFs who have a small coaching population.
• Positive engagement with the Triathlon wider community. Coaches and NFs that have contributed positively to the triathlon community will be given preference.

The application process and selection should be completed a minimum of six weeks prior to the course commencing to allow coaches to familiarise themselves with content.
• Once accepted onto the course, learners will:
• be issued with an ITU Education Hub password and username;
• complete pre-course induction material, which explains requirements to complete the course;
• sent a welcome message from Facilitators, introducing themselves and outlining the initial steps;
• be required to complete online pre-course tasks and assignments within two weeks of being entered onto the education hub system.  Failure to do this, may result in the participant being removed from the course.

For more information on ITU Coaches Education please visit the following pages

Coach Education Objectives, Strategy, Pathway https://www.triathlon.org/development/coach/coach_education_objectives_strategy_pathway

Coach Development Pathway - Overview of Courses
https://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/2019_ITU_Coach_Development_Pathway_-_Overview_of_Courses_v1.3.pdf

Level 2 Triathlon Coach - Curriculum Document & Schedule
https://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/2019_ITU_Level_2_Qualification_Curriculum_v3.3c.pdf

Certification Revalidation of Coaches Scheme (CRoC)
https://www.triathlon.org/development/coach/certification_revalidation_of_coaches_scheme

Coach Education Documents
https://www.triathlon.org/development/coach/coach_education_documents

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