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.