Sport coaches are now recognised at the highest level of European Sport Policy as performing a central role in achieving important sporting and societal outcomes. Yet the education, learning and development of para coaches is often neglected due to a fragmented support structure.
The Para-Disability Coach Education and Learning Project (ParaCoach) is EU funded by Erasmus Plus to enhance sport coaches’ learning, mobility and employment through the development of:
ParaCoach Work Force Audit – profiling the coach, athlete and contextual requirements
Best Practice Case Studies – exploring coaches’ experiences and perceptions of ‘best practice’
European ParaCoach Framework – a set of working guidelines around key subjects required to support coach education and development
Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – a web-based resource to support coaches’ learning, professional development and employability
ParaCoach website – a central online base where coaches, coach developers and agencies can share and access best practice