UIPM Coaches Certification Programme: First Level 3 course held online in English
There was another landmark for the UIPM Coaches Certification Programme (CCP) as coaches from seven countries studied for their Level 3 qualification in English.
After the success of the Level 3 online CCP course delivered in Spanish in May, 11 coaches from four different continents undertook the English course from June 14-17 and benefited from a wide array of expertise.
Alongside the Pentathlon experts who delivered lectures, external presenters offered expertise in sports management, anti-doping, psychology, physiology, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning.
After an opening lecture, ‘The Role of the Coach’, UIPM Level 4 coach Jan Bartu (GBR), UIPM Technical Committee Member Agnes Kulcsar (HUN) delivered a session entitled ‘The Importance of Rules Knowledge for the Coach’.
The rest of the syllabus included discipline-specific talks about Fencing (Frici Foldes, SVK), Swimming (Dr Genadijus Sokolovas, USA), Riding (Elena Panetti, ITA) and Laser Run (Jean Maxence Berrou, FRA).
A talk on physiotherapy and injury prevention was given by Domenico Porreca (ITA) and Marco Quattrini (ITA) spoke about management of teams and multi-disciplinary technical staff.
Marco Quattrini (ITA) and Jean Maxence Berrou (FRA) are Level 4 coaches.
This was the third Level 3 course to be delivered in English, with offline editions taking place already in Hungary in 2017 and Portugal in 2019. Courses at Level 3 and 4 are generally aimed at a global rather than regional or national intake.
The course was coordinated by Level 4 coach Nilton Rolim (BRA) and the student coaches came from Afghanistan, Canada, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Greece and Italy.
Like all CCP courses, coaches will earn their Level 3 qualification when they conclude the syllabus by completing e-learning courses covering anti-doping and harassment prevention.
UIPM Coaches Committee Chairman Christian Roudaut said: “This was another very successful Level 3 course with lectures delivered by experts from inside and outside the Modern Pentathlon community.
“I would like to thank Nilton and all the professionals who delivered sessions, and I am pleased that we were able to deliver an online course in English to the same high standards as the previous offline courses.”
For more information on the CCP please visit the UIPM Educational Platform.