To address the need of National Sports Associations to train new coaches at the community level, the Hong Kong Coaching Committee has launched the "Introductory Sports Coaching Course" in 2016.
This course offers those who are interested in sports coaching the fundamental theory of sports training and sports science. Along with the sport specific coaching programme provided by National Sports Association, it equips participants to become coaches in their respective sports.
The Introductory Sports Coaching Course is the Level 1 accredited programme of the Sports-General Theories of the Hong Kong Coaching Committee.
The programme objectives of the Introductory Sports Coaching Course are to:
The course covers 9 sports-general theory topics in coaching and sports science with a total of 28 hours.
|1||Concept of Sports||Examination
|2||Basic Concept of Coaching|
|3||Introduction of Sports for the Physical and Intellectual Disabilities|
|4||Basic Principles of Anatomy and Exercise Physiology|
|6||Fundamental Training of Strength and Conditioning|
|7||Fundamental Principles of Sport Injury Prevention|
|9||Fundamental Psychological Principles of Sport|
28 part-time lecturing hours and an assessment.
Hong Kong Sports Institute and/or through online learning mode.
Cantonese (supplemented with English) or English.
Examination or assignment
Certificate of the Introductory Sports Coaching Course (equivalent to Level 1 Accredited Coach) under the Hong Kong Coaching Committee
Current HKSI Scholarship Athletes (under Tier A, Tier B, Individual Athletes Support Scheme or Disability Sports) who have achieved a performance level at Pt. 3 or above according to the EV Scoring Table of their respective sports, and with the support from their Head Coaches (or National Sports Associations for Tier B, Individual Athletes Support Scheme and Disability Sports) will be considered. Athletes can also apply within one year after retirement, on recommendation from their Head Coaches (or National Sports Associations for Tier B, Individual Athletes Support Scheme and Disability Sports). Applicants will be reimbursed full tuition fee, upon graduation.
Students who are beneficiaries of the "Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme" are required to apply for the "Financial Assistance Scheme" during enrollment. Applicants will be reimbursed full tuition fee, upon graduation.
With this basic coaching qualification plus the relevant National Sports Associations’ sports-specific components, graduates will be able to pursue a career in the sports coaching industry, such as sports coaches at the grass root level of district sports organizations, National Sports Associations, and Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Please contact respective National Sports Associations.