The International Council of Coaching Excellence is one of the partners for the Coaches Sport Integrity (C.S.I.) project co-ordinated by the KEA Fair Play Codes Hellas – The project kick-off meeting took place in Athens from the 26th -27th February.
Sports Transparency and Integrity Protection of Greek Athletism (KEA)
International Council of Coaching Excellence
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Sheffield Hallam University
UNEFS – The National University of Physical Education and Sports Bucharest
Saval Pro Coach Finland – Professional Coaches of Finland
The Hungarian Coaching Association (HCA)
The aim of the Coaches Sport Integrity (C.S.I.) project is to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match-fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination. Furthermore, it will promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes and voluntary activities in sport. It will improve social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity. The C.S.I. project is aiming for an equal access to sport for all. The project will develop a new innovative and prototype academic curriculum to educate and train pre-service and in-service coaches in Europe.
The mission of C.S.I. consists of five core parameters:
- Educate coaches about the global scale and scope of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in sport.
- Give coaches an ethical framework for interrogating the causes and consequences of these practices, and the harms they impose on both stakeholders and the broader community
- Give coaches the knowledge, competencies and skills to effectively manage threats to a sport’s integrity mainly doping, match-fixing and good governance.
- Enable coaches to build sporting ethical cultures (credibility, transparency, and integrity)
- Combine cutting-edge theory with intensive case analysis, best-practice sport management, and give coaches the opportunity to undertake professional-level growth that may lead to later research studies.