February 12, 2017

In my role as World Sailing Regional Development Coordinator (RDC) manager I am responsible for training and managing all the International Sailing Federations Regional Development Coordinators and coaches. I also run coach development clinics in various countries to h...

February 8, 2017

The CD experience has been instrumental in shaping my ideas and practices over the past 6 months.  It has taken me a good bit of time, many long runs and long conversations with colleagues to really wrap my head around where I am in the coach developer space.  It compl...

February 1, 2017

My wheels have been turning for several years on the difference between coaching “action” sports and “traditional” sports.  Much of that thinking culminated in my Trad[itional] vs. Rad[ical] sports presentation at the NCDA in July.  When I returned from my travels to J...

January 11, 2017

I wanted to share with you two pieces of feedback I received while facilitating content I hadn’t facilitated before. It is very specific feedback but because it’s aligned with much of what we discussed in week one, I thought I would share.

The fact that I am thinking of...

December 20, 2016

From where I speak?

I’m professor at School of Applied Sciences of University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil. In my country, since 1998, it’s necessary to have Physical Education degree to be a coach (there are exceptions, like in soccer and martial arts). However, we ha...

December 13, 2016

Sports coaching is like everything else in life, always changing and evolving. To progress like everyone else, sport coaches are continually searching for ways to improve, to optimize their athlete’s performance. I really think this is the same for the coach developer!...

November 12, 2016

On my background I was Physical Education Teacher, and Basket Ball coach and B.B coache's facilitator, I'm Master Degree in Physical Education Athletic Administration.

For the last 15 years I'm working for the Ministry of Culture and Sport. Since 2011 I'm the Head of C...

October 21, 2016

It's been amazing to see how interested and enthusiastic people are about the things that I brought to practice from the CDA program. In particular, discussions around phrasing of questions have been inspiring. Finnish Coach Developers network is now working on the que...

October 12, 2016


The participation of the NCDA academy heightened my awareness between the multi-faceted roles of a Coach Developer which spans from curriculum design, programme delivery, policy administration and programme support. During my course of work, I realised that...

October 8, 2016

So, I have been part of a team trying to support the creation of a sport coach development framework for southern Africa since 2011. The establishment of the framework has been officially mandated by the government’s sport structures and recently also been acknowledged...

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