The NSSU Coach Developer Academy (NCDA) was established as part of the Japanese government project, ‘Sport for Tomorrow’. ‘Sport for Tomorrow’s’ central aim is to make an international contribution through sports. Driven by a vision of creating coaching cultures that lead to positive experiences for everyone through sport, the mission of NCDA is to foster future international coach development talent and a community of coach developers across the world. To do this NCDA helps current and future international coach developers to become more effective facilitators, coach assessors, mentors and program designers. Proudly partnering with the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the programme offers a blended learning experience, including two one-week residentials at NSSU in Tokyo (compulsory), alongside e-learning and on-line support to aid and support candidates application of learning and professional practice.
2017 - 2018 Coach Developer Programme Details
Residential Programme dates: 10th -15th September 2017 & 16th - 23rd February 2018
Venue: NSSU Setagaya Campus. 7-1-1 Fukasawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan 158-8508
The blended programme is divided into two broad parts; the on-campus residential component and the remote component:
On-campus residential component: Delivered by a series of world reknowned experts including an ICCE master trainer, delegates will learn practical skills in the fields of facilitation, supporting coaches in practice, mentoring and learning program design*. Delegates are expected to be actively involved in all learning settings throughout. Sessions are a mixture of workshops, seminars, discussion groups and practical work. It is mandatory for all delegates to take part in both weeks along with an International symposium scheduled on February 17th 2018. Participants will have an opportunity to hear coach developing from various contexts and discuss with world’s leading coach researchers.
Remote Component: Online learning is further divided into three parts:
1) Pre-course on-line learning: Candidates will be given personal access to the academy’s Virtual Learning Environment, ‘MyCDA’, and are required to complete online E-modules prior to attendance in Japan. This will approximately take 3-5 hours each.
2) Mid-course application of learning: After completing the on-campus programme, you will be returning back to your country, where skills gained through the programme will be implemented back at your organization and in practice with real coaches. At this point you will be required to complete the post-residential E-modules. You will also receive mentoring from senior coach developers and also periodically by an ICCE master trainer via our online meeting system. Supported by online tasks and E-modules, and through your daily practice, you are required to collect and collate evidence for your coach developer portfolio. Prior to returning to Japan in February 2018, you are required to complete further E-modules.
3) Post-course consultation and assessment: Following the conclusion of the second week residential you will be required to complete the final E-modules. Furthermore, skills gained on and through the programme need to be practiced with real coaches once coach developers are back in their organizations. Participants are then required to complete and submit their professional portfolio.
*Contents of each programme is subject to change.
Cost & Fee
Programme Fee: ¥30,000JPY (to be paid upon successful acceptance into the programme)
Expenses covered by NCDA:
- Course materials
- Round trip economy class flights to Japan to attend the two residentials *NCDA will only fund economy tickets on the shortest return flight route to Tokyo from a nominated departure airport. Extensions and/or open jaw tickets are NOT available (unless at the expense of the participant)*
- Airport transfers to NSSU Setagaya campus
- Bed and breakfast at the NSSU Setagaya campus.
(For Japanese participants, different conditions might be applied. For further detail, please contact us via E-mail)
Applicants are responsible for:
- daily living costs
- organising and obtaining a 'Temporary Visitor's Visa' (Nb. 55 countries hold a ‘Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangement’ with Japan and therefore nationals from these countries will not require a VISA to visit Japan. You can visit your local Japanese embassy or consulate or visit https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/essential/visa.html for further information.
- out-of-country medical insurance (or travel insurance) is required, and proof of coverage will be needed at the time of programme registration.
- You have experience in the education of coaches and are highly motivated to be a leader in this field now and in the future
- You have a written recommendation from your federation, coaching organization or university
- You have completed a Bachelor degree (in any field) or equivalent
- You have sufficient command of English to participate in classes and lead small group discussions and activities
- You can commit to attend both one week courses and the home-study elements of the programme (including conducting and reporting on your coach development practice between weeks one and two)
- You are in agreement with the aims and vision of the academy
1.) Submit your completed application by 17:00 GMT 5th May 2017.
2.) Applications will be submitted to the committee for shortlisting. Interviews over skype may be conducted if clarifications are required.
3.) Notification to candidates (both successful and unsuccessful) will be made via email by 5th June 2017.
4.) Applicants requiring a VISA for entry into Japan will need to apply for a ‘Temporary Visitor’s Visa’ to undertake the programme.
5.) Online pre-course materials will be made available to successful applicants at the beginning of August 2017 via our Virtual Learning Environment, MyCDA.