THE INTERNATIONAL COACHING ENRICHMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (ICECP) has been received with much enthusiasm amongst NOCs and the 139 participating coaches representing all five continents and 23 sports. Celebrating the success of the past editions of the ICECP, we are looking forward to launching the sixth edition in partnership with Olympic Solidarity and the University of Delaware.
While the United States has a long history of serving and supporting the Olympic Movement, we have made a renewed commitment to sharing our resources, expanding our international partnerships and extending a welcoming hand to the world. We are honored to be able to be involved with a program that contributes to the Olympic Movement’s greatest asset — its human capital. Through the ICECP program we are not only training coaches, but we are touching individuals and supporting their human development as well as developing friendships world-wide. With 85 nations having won a medal in London, this shared international partnership is one of the Olympic Movement’s greatest strengths.
Partnering with Olympic Solidarity gives us the opportunity to provide coaches with world class training opportunities to improve their knowledge and expertise. This is of particular importance given the demands placed on coaches today. Coaches are expected to be able to stay abreast of the latest technical methods of their sport, as well as incorporate within the training of their athletes the use physiology, nutrition, psychology, and video technology (among others). The value of a coach educated in sport science, ethics and technical knowledgefor their sport is of the greatest value to the development of athletes.
The ICECP will provide national level coaches the ability to keep abreast of the latest coaching principles from national level professionals from the University of Delaware, and from USOC coaching and performance experts. In fact, those interested in becoming familiarized with the latest information in the area of Olympic coaching education in the United States are invited to view the Olympic Coach magazines on the following link on our website: http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Sport-Performance/Coaching-Education/Coach-E-Magazine.aspx.
On behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee, we look forward to welcoming coaches from around the world to the University of Delaware, a top tier American university with a rich international academic and athletic tradition, and to our very own U.S. Olympic Training Center and headquarters in Colorado Springs.
Lawrence F. Probst
U.S. Olympic Committee
THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE IS PROUD AND EXCITED to again partner with the United States Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity to offer coaches from around the world the opportunity to participate in the sixth International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP). The University supports the high ideals of the Olympic Movement and is pleased to offer a well-structured, comprehensive and in-depth course of study.
UD is a leader in promoting international cooperation and has a long and proud tradition in intercollegiate athletics and in training elite athletes for international competition. The beautiful UD campus is home to world-class sport competition and training facilities as well as modern classrooms and library. Our faculty in the areas of sport medicine, strength and conditioning and sport management are outstanding scholars and teachers and our sport coaches and administrators are considered some of the best in their respective sports in the United States. We all look forward to sharing our knowledge with the participating coaches and learning from them as well, and we hope that they will use the experience and knowledge gained through ICECP to grow sports and further the Olympic ideals in their own countries.
Patrick T. Harker
University of Delaware