Elite Strength & Conditioning Course 2023/24
The Elite Strength & Conditioning Course is a program for elite coaches in Europe who work with elite athletes. In your role as a coach there is knowledge and skills that constantly needs to be improved, tried, evaluated and developed. Just like the athlete you need to train, plan and challenge yourself to meet the demands in a complex world.
The program aims to match the special requirements and environment the elite coach meets. You get the possibility to take part of the unique knowledge from four Sport Performance Centres in Europe in Sweden-Bosön, Finland-Kuortane, France-INSEP and Switzerland-Magglingen. When you have finished the program, you will have a great network of expert coaches around Europe to share professional demands and possibilities. You will also have updated research in the field and a lot of hands-on practice on how to help your athlete/athletes reach their potential and succeed.
The program started in 2020 as an Erasmus project co-funded by the European Union and was awarded “Good Practice” award by the EU for its “high quality implementation and relevance”. A consortium of Sports performance centres, Sports confederation and Universities developed the program with the strong belief that sharing knowledge makes you stronger. The founding countries are France, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden.
An analysis run with federations, unions and/or national Olympic Committees confirmed the opportunity for an international sharing of professional practices and the enhancement of specialized and high-level skills.
The Course give you, amongst other things:
- Knowledge and understanding of the prerequisites that you as an elite coach will meet and need to manage in order to remain a modern, updated, successful and attractive coach.
- Self-reflection and deeper knowledge about your own behaviour and its impact on your athlete/athletes and their behaviours.
Qualified perspective and knowledge about strength & conditioning training and testing.
- Structured possibilities to compare and share experience with others with the same position as yourself in a unique network.
- You will learn to use tools in order to work long term and systematically embracing a life learning approach.
The Elite Strength & Conditioning Course targets you who have been a coach at top level for at least three years, you are motivated and eager to share knowledge and reflect.
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Trainees – competence and selection process
We aim for a diversity of participants with a maximum of 24 trainees. A Committee of experts interviews the candidates and make the final selection based on specific criteria. The Course targets you who has worked as a top coach level for at least three years and will do so by at least 50% during the course. You are motivated and eager to share knowledge. An open mindset, a willing to share and a B2level in English are also required. The courses success lies upon your active participation, motivation and willingness to share.
The application platform opens on the 15th of January and closes on the 31st of March 2023.
The participation cost is 2,400 € and it covers all four moduls including lectures, workshops, course materials etc.
Travel & Accomodation
You must arrange and pay for your own transportation and accommodation. You will be provided with information on transport and accommodation options from your main organizer. Make sure to book your travel and accommodation in good time in advance.