The NSSU Coach Developer Academy (NCDA) was established as part of the Japanese government project, ‘Sport for Tomorrow’. ‘Sport for Tomorrow’s’ central aim is to make an international contribution through sports. Driven by a vision of creating coaching cultures that lead to positive experiences for everyone through sport, the mission of NCDA is to foster future international coach development talent and a community of coach developers across the world. To do this NCDA helps current and future international coach developers to become more effective learning facilitators and program designers. Proudly partnering with the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the programme offers a blended learning experience, including one-week residentials at NSSU in Tokyo (compulsory), alongside e-learning and on-line support to help candidates to apply learning to professional practice.
NCDA Coach Development System Building Program Details
Residential Program dates: 5th -12th July 2020
Places: 6 organizations/countries with 2 participants from each
Venue: NSSU Setagaya Campus. 7-1-1 Fukasawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan 158-8508
What's involved in the program?: The blended program is divided into two broad parts; the on-campus residential component and the remote component.
1) An eight-day workshop at NSSU in Tokyo, from 5-12 July 2020.
Two leaders from each of six organizations/countries will be selected to participate, and work through a process to initiate system enhancement. Participants will share the experience with other organizations, learn planning and coach development skills, and use a variety of tools that will help them lead system change in their organizations.
2) Events hosted in participating countries
Organizations will host in their country two system development activities within six months of the Tokyo course, with the assistance of two NCDA Trainers.
- A 2-3 day planning meeting of system leaders, involving key stakeholders in the coaching system, will be conducted to follow up and apply the learnings from the Tokyo course and extend the buy-in for their coaching system plan.
- A 2-3 day course to introduce coaches and technical leaders to the roles and skills of Coach Developers will be conducted by the NCDA Trainers and the program participants.
3) Pre and post-work
Participants will undertake a variety of pre- and post-course tasks to progress the development of their system, including planning, analysis, and data collection. A “one-year after” report will be submitted by the organization for review and feedback by the NCDA Trainers.
*Contents of each program is subject to change.
Cost & Fee
Expenses covered by NCDA:
- Course materials
- Round trip economy class flights to Japan to attend the residential program. *NCDA will only fund economy tickets on the shortest return flight route to Tokyo from a nominated departure airport. Extensions and/or open-jaw tickets are NOT available (unless at the expense of the participant)*
- Airport transfers to NSSU Setagaya campus
- Bed and breakfast at the NSSU Setagaya campus.
(For Japanese participants, different conditions might be applied. For further detail, please contact us via E-mail)
Applicants are responsible for:
- Daily living costs during residentials
- Organizing and obtaining a 'Temporary Visitor's Visa' (Nb. 55 countries hold a ‘Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangement’ with Japan and therefore nationals from these countries will not require a VISA to visit Japan. You can visit your local Japanese embassy or consulate or visit https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/essential/visa.html for further information.
- Out-of-country medical insurance (or travel insurance) is required, and proof of coverage will be needed at the time of program registration.
- Travel expense in the case of no show
- Rebooking fee in the case of a missed flight
- Hosting costs for a workshop in the home location for coaches/coach developers, and a planning meeting for system leaders to develop or enhance the coaching system.
- You have experience in the education of coaches and are highly motivated to be a leader in this field now and in the future, or can best provide the leadership to initiate and lead change in the coaching system
- You have a written recommendation from your federation, coaching organization or university
- You have completed a Bachelor degree (in any field) or equivalent
- You have sufficient command of English to participate in classes and lead small group discussions and activities
- You are in agreement with the aims and vision of the academy
1) Submit your completed application by 17:00 GMT 6th April 2020.
2) Applications will be submitted to the committee for shortlisting. Interviews over skype/zoom may be conducted if clarifications are required.
3) Notification to candidates (both successful and unsuccessful) will be made via email by April 24th.
4) Applicants requiring a VISA for entry into Japan will need to apply for a ‘Temporary Visitor’s Visa’ to undertake the program.