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High performance coach development: Harnessing cross cultural advantages

AJF Priority Area: Society and Culture

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: The University of Queensland

People on rowing boats
Rowing coach at training (Credit: UQ)

Project description

A world-class sports coaching education program is being developed for Japanese sport coaches and teachers. The program will be the result of a major international collaboration between two world-leading institutions in sport and education; The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Tsukuba (UT). Through this strategic collaboration, teachers and coaches will benefit from networking with and learning from key personnel from the highly ranked UQ sports coaching programs. The focus will specifically be on developing a shared understanding of how coach education occurs in Australia and the cultural factors at play. Subsequently, Australian experts from UQ will further support UT staff and coaches in developing educational capacity through the collaborative development of coach education workshops in Japan. During this time, we will seek feedback from Japanese coaches, teachers, and UT staff to inform the development of an e-learning coach education program.

Key dates

Tentpole event - workshop, Ibaraki (Japan), 01/08/2020 to 02/08/2020

Social media: UQ Health Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (i.e. @uqhealth) + UT Advanced Research Initiative for Human High Performance Facebook (i.e. @tsukuba.arihhp)

Australia-Japan Foundation grant: $10,150

Last Updated: 11 September 2019
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