Olympic Scholarship for Coaches
The "Olympic Scholarship for Coaches" programme provides many opportunities, yet it can be used much more efficiently. The main objective of this programme is to offer coaches access to further high-level training, experience, and knowledge, which they will then use to benefit their respective national sports structures. A coach receiving the scholarship should:
- Belong to a sport federation on the Olympic programme.
- Hold the rank of official national coach recognized in his/her country of origin and/or by the respective International Federation.
- Be able to prove that he/she has practical experience as a coach at national/international level.
- Undertake to pass on his/her knowledge and work to continue developing his/her sport after receiving the training.
This training can take place only if Olympic Solidarity and the International Federation concerned recognize it for its high level of theoretical and/or practical competence, in a particular high-level training center or sports club. High-level training centers or universities working with Olympic Solidarity will host its coach scholarship holders.
The partners used by Olympic Solidarity are training centers that FIBA is consistently reviewing and are fully approved. Discussions on the basketball-specific syllabus, as well as the teaching aids to be used, regularly take place. These institutions include:
- Institut National du Sport et de l'Education Physique (INSEP), Paris - France.
- Semmelweis University (University of Physical Education), Budapest - Hungary.
- Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR), Barcelona - Spain.
- programme d'Appui International au Sport Africain et des Caraibes (PAISAC), Montreal - Quebec, Canada.
- Cycle International du Sport d'elite Lausanne (CISeL) - Lausanne - Switzerland.
- University of Delaware and U.S Olympic Training Centre, International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Programme (ICECP), United States.