The International Sport Coaching Framework (ISCF) Version 1.2, developed jointly by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and Leeds Beckett University (LBU), is now available in Portuguese.  This version is the latest in a series of translations into Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The translations of the Framework enable sport organizations from all corners of the globe to more readily implement the document’s guidelines for facilitating the development and certification of coaches.

ICCE President John Bales Said:

‘Portuguese is spoken by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. Having the ISCF translated into Portuguese has been a long time aspiration of the ICCE and we couldn’t be happier that now sport organisations, coaches and governments can receive the benefits of this globally accepted reference point in the development of coaching and coach development systems’.

The Sport Foundation (Portugal) has supported the Portuguese translation of the ISCF.  CEO Paulo Marcolino said:

“It is with great satisfaction that the Sport Foundation (Portugal) has participated on the development, edition and translation into Portuguese language, of the ISCF. In fact, it is a privilege to cooperate with institutions like the ICCE, ASOIF and LBU on the outset of this important instrument published by Human Kinetics. The Sport Foundation (Portugal) is an organization with the mission to support sport, particularly high performance sport performance. There is no doubt that the manual is an important tool in accomplishing that goal and is therefore a crucial element in the Lusophone sporting landscape.”

Pedro Sequeira of Coaching Portugal said:

“The ISCF is a very important document and tool to help and guide Countries, Institutions and Coaches in the Coaches Education and Qualification process.

Considering the fact that Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world and that Coaching Portugal leads the Coaching Lusophony (Confederation of Coaches of the Portuguese speaking countries) we consider the translation of the ESCF document into Portuguese to be a key tool to help develop all issues concerning the Portuguese speaking Coaches.

Coaching Portugal will also help to spread and implement this crucial Coaching Framework in the Portuguese speaking Coaches community”.

The aim of the Framework is to establish universal standards for coaching education, including definitions, guidelines, and recommendations on the primary functions of a coach; roles and responsibilities of a coach in athlete development; qualifications, knowledge and core competences needed for coaching effectively; and methods by which coaches are educated, developed and certified.

With the Framework, sport federations, coaching organisations, and educational institutions are provided with a set of principles, supportive research, and a common language for designing, benchmarking, and refining coach education and development programmes.

Published by Human Kinetics, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, the Framework incorporates informed feedback, extensive research, and best practices in coaching from around the world. The result is an authoritative yet adaptable document that facilitates the development of coaches and, ultimately, the enrichment of sport for all.

The International Sport Coaching Framework v1.2 is available in all translations from the Global Coaching Office.  Please contact for more information.

Coaching Council

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