Coaches' Corner

ICCE Global Coach Conference

The 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference will take place at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki from 23th to 25th August 2015.

Every two years the International Council for Coaching Excellence Global Coach Conference brings together coaches, coach educators, researchers, sport scientists, technical directors and sport administrators from different sports to address issues in coaching, to learn about new coaching research, and to share experiences with the top coaching development experts in the world.

This year’s edition will be organized in by the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki in cooperation with the Finnish Olympic Committee and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

In addition the ICCE Research Fair will be held immediately prior to the conference on 21st and 22nd August and will present latest coaching-related research and discuss implications to coaching practice. The topics will include among others: Transformational Leadership and Coaching, Technology in Coaching, Why coaches coach the way they do, and Concept Mapping as a way to ‘make thinking visible’.

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Vierumäki Sports Institute

Bachelor Degree in Sports and Leisure with Emphasis on Ice Hockey Coaching

The Coaching Degree Program offered at the Vierumäki Institute by the HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences provides a unique opportunity for young enthusiastic coaches interested in pursuing an educational approach to ice hockey coaching. At the same time the program incorporates research and actual experience new ideas and initiatives generated directly from within the sport as part of the program curriculum. This win-win approach, designed for the operation of an educational degree program and the actual development of the sport through research and applied sciences offers participants with an exciting new opportunity to grow and develop our sport while earning a degree in the world’s fastest team sport.

Registration deadline for the 2014/2015 academic year: 11 February 2014.

Information about the Sports Degree Progam (PDF)

How to apply (PPT)

Promotional video (AVI format, 33 MB)

Description of the Sports Degree Programme Curriculum

Electronic application

Official homepage of the HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

Official homepage of the Vierumäki Sports Institute


2015 Coaching Symposium

An IIHF International Coaching Symposium will be held 8-10 May in Prague during the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Click here for more information and registration in English or Czech.

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