Projects with the support of European Commission


The main objective of the iCoachKids project is to tackle the lack of existing opportunities for coaches of children to be suitably trained and recognized across Europe. 

The project will overturn this situation through the development of open and innovative education and training resources and opportunities for youth coaches. Click for more information.


The CoachLearn project will analyse the current status and needs of coaching in the European Union and develop a European Sport Coaching Framework to enhance coaches' learning, mobility and employment.

A suite of guidance and development tools to support European countries and sport federations build their coaching systems will also become available as a result. Click for more information.


CoachNet project developed a structure for the co-ordination of sport coaching at a European level. The resulting network has strengthened cohesion within the field with an enhanced emphasis on the 'voice of the coach' and the role of coaches' associations. Click for more information.


The Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality (SCORE) project, led by ENGSO, is a project which promotes equal opportunities, namely gender equality in coaching, and focuses on increasing the number of employed and volunteer female coaches at all levels of sport as well as enhancing knowledge on gender equality in coach education. Click for more information.


The main goal of the Sport Physical Education And Coaching in Health (SPEACH) project is to increase awareness and behavioural change in sport professionals and European citizens towards an active and healthy lifestyle. Click for more information.


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ICCE Projects

International Sport Coaching Framework (ISCF)

Created in conjunction with the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), and Leeds Beckett University (LBU), the ISCF represents a significant step toward understanding and establishing consensus on key coach education, development and employment areas. It is intended to serve as a common reference point for establishing a common language and set of principles about coaching and coach education that can be adapted and applied across all nations and sporting contexts.

Copies of the Framework can be purchased via the Global Coaching Office – (free copies will be provided to ICCE members on request).

International Coach Developer Framework (ICDF)

The ICDF is a reference document for countries and federations that have, or are putting in place a coach development system. It reinforces the importance of how, when and where coaches learn. This guide provides additional details on the important role of coach developers and is designed for use, comment and consultation with sport associations, leading partners and other organisations interested in creating a robust international coaching framework.

Hard copies of the Framework can be purchased via the Global Coaching Office –

Download an electronic copy here.

ICCE Quality in Coaching (QiC) Model

The ICCE Quality in Coaching Model is a diagnostic, developmental and quality assurance tool for coaching organizations, to help them analyze the key components of their coach development system.

Women in Coaching

Although there has been significant progress in the opportunities for women to compete in Olympic-level sport, women are under-represented in leadership roles in sport. There were 4,676 women athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games, representing 44.2% of the total number of participants, and 35.4% of the participants in the Paralympic Games in London were women.

The ICCE has committed to develop a call to action for a collaborative approach to tackle this issue and will explain the next steps in working with key organisations globally to improve the opportunities and experiences women have in coaching and bring about change in this area. Click for more information.

Innovation Group of Leading Agencies

The ICCE has an Innovation Group of Leading Agencies (IGLA), bringing together a number of world-class coaching organisations from across the globe. The purpose of this group is to advance coach education and development on a number of key priority areas.

Recent projects of the IGLA include the Serial Winning Coaches research study and the development of the International Coach Developer Framework and the Quality in Coaching self-assessment tool. Click for more information.

Ethics in Coaching

The ICCE believes that international collaboration and exchange can accelerate positive change in the realm of coaching development. One area where we would like to have a positive impact is ethics in coaching. The idea is to collect and share information about different solutions and materials on this topic. Click for more information.

Coaching Council

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