ICCE Events

11th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Liverpool, 31st July - 2nd August 2017

A Global Coach Conference Selection Committee has rigorously reviewed a number of bids that were received regarding hosting the next event in 2017. The GCC Selection Committee comprised of the ICCE Secretary General, Vice President Strategy and Development, Vice Presidents from non-bidding continents, co-chair of the ICCE Research Committee and organisers of the two previous GCCs. The Committee scrutinised the bids, and made their recommendations to the ICCE Board.

It is with great pleasure that we are now in a position to announce that the 2017 ICCE Global Coach Conference will take place at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. 

Please visit the conference website here for more information.

10th ICCE Global Coach Conference 2015

Finland, 23 - 25 August 2015

The 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference was hosted in Finland by Vierumäki, the Sport Institute of Finland, in co-operation with the Finnish Olympic Committee and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.  The theme of the conference was ‘Coach and Athlete Empowerment: a winning combination’, and was attended by approximately 400 delegates.  These attendees were from Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and USA.

The conference took place between 23-25 August 2015 and the extensive programme of coaching research and practice attracted Front-line Coaches and Performance Directors; Coach Developers and Coach Education Directors and Coaching Researchers.

For more information on the conference, including abstracts and presentations, please click here.

ICCE Research Fair 2015

Finland, 21 - 22 August 2015

Preceding the ICCE Global Coach Conference 2015, coaches, coach developers, and researchers were invited to the ICCE Research Fair during 21-22 August to promote collaboration and understanding.  The Research Fair incorporated Master Classes on the first day, and Research-focused Forums on the second.

Master Classes included ‘Good practice principles for performer development systems’ – Julian North and Sergio Lara-Bercial (Leeds Beckett University); ‘Why coaches coach the way they do: self-determination theory’ – Cliff Mallett (University of Queensland); ‘The use of concept maps in the development of high performance coaches’ – Pierre Trudel; ‘Transformational leadership and coaching’ – Jean Cote; and ‘Coach developers: Where are we now?  So what?  What now?’ – John Alder, Kristen Dieffenbach (West Virginia University), Masamitsu Ito & Jun Sekiguchi (Nippon Sport University).

On 22nd August, John Bales presented ICCE research priority topics; and Pierre Trudel gave an overview of the ICCE Research Committee Terms of Reference.  Members of the Research Committee facilitated discussions on the five priority topics:  (i) Giving coaching a strong voice; (ii) Building the global community of coaches – including a group who discussed women in coaching; (iii) Coaching as a profession; and (iv) Well-educated coaches. Information from both forums will be reviewed and brief summaries uploaded onto the ICCE website. The Fair concluded with an overview of the rolling membership of the ICCE Research Committee to foster transparency of membership as well as an international representation. Further, a request for applications for a vacancy on the ICCE Research Committee was communicated to participants and details for applying.

Overall, the Research Fair was well-received and the inclusion of coaches and coach developers was considered important and useful. Nevertheless, it is important to note that the focus of the Fair is research – developing research capacity and relevant coaching research programs and projects. The feedback from the research forums during 22nd August will guide planning for the 2017 Research Fair. 

9th ICCE Global Coach Conference 2013

South Africa, 11-13 September 2013

The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), together with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) hosted the 9th ICCE Global Coach Conference in Durban from 11-13 September 2013. The theme of the conference was: ‘Building coaching as a blended profession around the globe.’

The conference succeeded in bringing together coaches, coach developers, researchers and sport scientists, policy makers, technical directors and sport administrators from all over the globe to address issues in coaching. Approximately 400 delegates (140 international and 250 national) attended. The conference was a platform for presentations and discussions on innovation, best practice and latest developments in coaching, coach education and coach development.

To access available presentations from the event, please click here.

To access the event photo gallery, please click here.

ICCE Research Fair 2013

South Africa, 9 - 10 September 2013

Prior to the opening of the Global Coach Conference 2013 in the city of Durban, South Africa, the Research Committee of the International Council for Coaching Excellence hosted a very successful two-day pre-conference Research Fair during the 9th and 10th of September. This unique event aimed to bring together those institutions with a marked interest in the advancement of coaching. Its main goal was to facilitate the generation of a common understanding and awareness of past, current and future developments within each institution. The fair was attended by eighteen different institutions representing a total of nine countries including the USA, Canada, China, Australia, the UK, Bulgaria, Japan, South Africa and New Zealand. The research committee is co-chaired by Professor Pierre Trudel (University of Ottawa) and Dr Cliff Mallett (University of Queensland)


Groningen, Netherlands, 24-26 October 2013

The XII ENSSEE Forum 2013 was held in the Hanze University of Applied Sciences of Groningen, Netherlands between 24-26 October 2013. The main theme of the Forum wa: "Sporthorizon 2020: share qualities towards innovative sport education”

The aim of the XII ENSSEE FORUM in Groningen was to stimulate the development of innovation and (applied) research in the field of Sport, Education and Employment through international cooperation of sports universities, sport organizations and companies related to sports on a local, national and international level. 

European Coaching Council Conference – Voice of the Coach, Leeds, UK

Leeds, UK, 26-28 March 2013

The conference discussed main issues of sport coaching at European level. This was also be the final event of the CoachNet project (www.coachnet.eu) supported by the European Commission Sport Unit. Project partners presented the project’s findings and the European Coaching Coucil (ECC) introduced the proposed new structure for the co-ordination of sport coaching in Europe.

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8th ICCE Global Coach Conference 2011

INSEP, Paris, 25-27 August 2011

“Innovation and Practice” 
The 8th ICCE Global Coaches Conference took place between 25th and 27th of August 2011 at the newly renovated, exceptional facilities of INSEP Paris, France. This event ran in conjunction with the 11th Forum of the European Network for Sport Science, Education and Employment (ENSSEE).

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ICCE Continental Conference 2010

Netherlands, 2-4 December 2010

Click here for the news release (pdf) describing major steps forward from the Papendal conference.

7th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Vancouver, 2009

ICCE Global Coach Conference 2008

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12-15 December 2008

The conference was held in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada 2009 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference.

ICCE Continental Conference – Europe

Twickenham Stadium, London, England, 18-20 November 2008

The conference was hosted by sports coach UK in collaboration with The International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) and supported by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

ICCE Continental Conference – Asia

Hoseo University, Seoul, Korea, 7-9 November 2008

Theme: Research and Practice in Coaching and Coach Education.

ICCE Continental Conference – Africa

Pretoria, South Africa, 23-25 October 2008

Sport Coaching in the 21st Century - Bridging the gap between theory and practice
The International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) in collaboration with the Tshwane University of Technology(TUT), South Africa, announces the ICCE Continental Conference to be hosted jointly by the Department of Sport, Rehabilitation, and Dental Sciences and the Directorate Sport and Recreation of TUT.

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Follow-up from the ICCE Continental conference – Africa

Further work on Long Term Athlete Development (pdf 229 KB)

6th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Beijing, 2007

5th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Limerick, 2005

4th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Vancouver, 2003

3rd ICCE Global Coach Conference

Colorado Springs, 2001

2nd ICCE Global Coach Conference

Sydney, 1999

1st ICCE Global Coach Conference

Israel, 1997

Coaching Council

The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.