Some of Great Britain’s most prominent coaches gathered at the Global Coaches House during the 2012 London Olympic Games to share their knowledge and celebrate the expertise that coaches bring to international sport. Commissioned by Leeds Metropolitan University in partnership with the International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) and WDR, the Global Coaches House brought together the world of coaching, with an emphasis on the performance development and high performance domains, and celebrated the expertise that coaches bring to international sport.
Introduced at the Global Coaches House was the International Sport Coaching Framework, a 40-page document detailing an ambitious agenda for cultivating coaches in a more systematic and sustained manner internationally. Prepared by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Association for Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), the International Sport Coaching Framework formulates the experience and expertise of skillful coaches, administrators, researchers, and coach developers worldwide to provide a common ground for developing and evaluating coaching qualifications, encouraging coach education and training, working across international boundaries, and establishing ethical guidelines and standards of practice. Through the use of common tools—terminology, role definition, and coaching performance standards—the Framework establishes a seamless connection for the support and management of coaches from the global to the local levels of coaching.
Leading international sports and fitness publisher Human Kinetics, an official partner of the Global Coaches House, is the publisher of the Framework. Print and electronic copies of the International Sport Coaching Framework are available through the Human Kinetics website. A small fee, applicable taxes, and shipping charges apply if ordering the print version. The e-book version is available free of charge.