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  • Writer's pictureSarah McQuade

ICECP 13th Edition is finally up, running, and in-person

After a significantly delayed start because of the Pandemic, the 13th Edition of the ICECP program is officially up and running! And I am thrilled to continue to be part of this game changing global impact program.

The International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program (ICECP), a joint endeavor between the USOC under the guidance of Carolina Bayon and the University of Delaware with Matt Robinson and funded by Olympic Solidarity continues to unite and inspire a global network of high performing coaches.

Adopting a blended approach mixing on-line learning with in-person programs the ICECP brings advanced learning opportunities for the coaches. Working with this years cohort I was delighted to lead a workshop session for global and US coaches focusing on 'Developing Coaches' alongside friend and colleague Peter Davis.

The aim of the workshop delivered in Colorado Springs at the USOPC Training Center, was to introduce coaches to the concept of coach learning and consider how they can design learning opportunities to meet the needs of the coaching workforce in their own coaching environments.

Perhaps the most unique part of the program is the challenge for coaches to do something tangible with their learning and undertake a work-based development project. Using a problem-based learning approach this workshop helped coaches clarify whether the problem they think they have is actually the problem they need to address.

I am so exited to be mentoring an amazing team of coaches which includes Jeehan from Korea, Derek from Zimbabwe, Violeta from El Salvador and Linda from Texas!!! Collectively they will provide the sports of Artistic Swimming, Rugby, Gymnastics and Taekwondo with new opportunities to develop athletes and coaches at the grassroots and elite levels.

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