Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine (Jan 2020)

Online coach development and certification programs in sports: are they possible?

  • Konstantinos G. Papageorgiou

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 32


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Anticipating the inevitable shift of coach education and Coach Certification Programs (CCP) to distance-learning platforms in the imminent future, I have attempted to identify obstacles that we are likely to face. After explaining the rationale and the potential benefits of such courses, I have identified technique as the most difficult component to both teach and evaluate. A specific viewpoint regarding technique is briefly discussed and several related guidelines are provided to assist in both teaching (coach education) and evaluating technique (CCP) within the context of distance education.