OVERVIEW OF THE ISA COACHING
& INSTRUCTING PROGRAM [CIP]
The ISA CIP was established in 1994 as a progressive coach education program. Coaches of children, adults, veterans, athletes with a disability or elite athletes at club, school, regional, state or national level can become more effective coaches through participation in the CIP.
The global objectives of the ISA Coaching & Instructing Program are:
To establish an international system of
- Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf and SUP instruction around the world.
- To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
- To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement and support.
- To advance surf and SUP coaching and Instructing as a globally standardized and highly professional activity with stringent requirements.
For the individual, the CIP & FW CIP aims to:
- Increase con dence and competence in coaching ability
- Promote an ongoing progressive improvement of knowledge and expertise
- Incorporate the basics of sports science, enabling a more in-depth approach to coaching
- Promote the use of safe and correct techniques
- Provide a structure to improve communication skills
- Encourage the development of innovative coaching techniques
- Provide quality controlled learning in all training programs
- Increase the enjoyment of sport for coaches and athletes
CIP training programs include the following components:
- Coaching principles – fundamentals of coaching and athletic performance
- Sport specific – skills, techniques, strategies and scientific approaches to the particular sport
- Coaching practice – practical coaching and application of coaching principles
Structure of the CIP
CIP programs utilise competency based training principles. This includes:
- Competency standards that specify the levels of knowledge and skill required
- Flexibility in education training delivery
- Equitable access to the program and equitable training methods
- Assessment that measures the identified competencies
- A mixture of theory and practical training
Currency – coaches and of officials must update their accreditation at least every 4 years
Who delivers and assesses CIP training programs?
CIP training programs are conducted by ISA selected organizers and course presenters. They are responsible
for assessing whether a coach or of official has met the
requirements for domestic accreditation at a particular
level of training.