Register now for the first ITU Level 2 Competitive Coaches Course in 2012

Register now for the first ITU Level 2 Competitive Coaches Course in 2012

By Merryn Sherwood on 07/12/11 at 1:13 am

Applications for the first ITU coaching in 2012, in the Phillippines, are now open.

The ITU Level 2 Competitive Coaching course will be held in Subic Bay, from January 30 to February 3, 2012. The destination has played host to many ITU and ATSC events, including ITU Asian Cup events since 2004, Asian Triathlon and Duathlon Championships.

This regional course is funded by Olympic Solidarity with the support of the National Olympic Committee of the Philippines, and is a development initiative with the objective to advance the level of coaching in the National Federation of the Philippines as well as in Asia as a region.

Olympic Solidarity’s aim is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, so that they can develop their own structures to favour the expansion of sport in their country.

The course will be presented by certified ITU facilitators, including ITU Development Director Libby Burrell and top elite coaches, Sergio Santos (Portugal) and Luc Morin (Canada).

This five day applied course integrates sport sciences with the specific preparation, planning and evaluation of the ITU junior and U23 triathletes, and has strict attendance requirements with the overall objective to work towards an improved standard of coaching on all levels. To view the course prerequisites please click here.

While the participants will be drawn primarily from the local coaching community of the Philippines, nominations from active triathlon coaches in Asia are welcome to apply to attend the course. Five slots will be available for coaches from other regions outside of Asia and those national federations without their own coach certification programme wanting their coaches to be considered for the course should submit an application on behalf of these coaches. All application forms must be submitted by the national federations in order to be considered for the course.

Applications close on December 30, 2011. All questions regarding applications for the Subic Bay ITU Level 2 Competitive Coaching course can be directed to

For more information, including the application form, please click here.

For more information on the ITU’s coach education programme, click here.