2019 OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY OPPORTUNITIES
FASANOC invites expression of interest from Olympic Sports wishing to benefit in 2019 from opportunities provided via the International Olympic Committee funded Solidarity Programs. The following are areas of programs available:
1. TECHNICAL COURSES FOR COACHES
Offer training possibilities at different levels for coaches officially recognised by their national federation (NF) and working in their own country.
The technical courses are held in accordance with the rules established by the IFs, with a view to standardise as much as possible the training that coaches receive around the world. In this way, a common language for each sport and discipline is used by everyone, which guarantees a certain level of quality and performance for all NFs, coaches, athletes, etc.
The courses thus follow the rules established by the IF with regards to their duration, number of participants, content, number of hours of theoretical and practical training, assessment method, certification of the participants, etc. As a rule, the IFs appoint an international expert to conduct each technical course. In some cases, a national expert may be approved by the IFs. The NF may propose a local assistant (whenever possible, a coach who benefitted from an Olympic scholarship), subject to approval by the respective IF.
The technical courses also represent an opportunity for NF to raise awareness among their coaches about certain specific aspects of Olympic Agenda 2020: protecting clean athletes, combating sports betting, non-discrimination, etc.
To encourage more women to become coaches, an additional budget may be allocated for a request to organise a technical course specifically for female participants. Specific modules for judges, referees, officials, etc. may be included within a technical course. However, their main purpose is to make coaches aware of the latest rules in force, as the organisation of specific courses for judges or officials remains the IFs’ prerogative.
Lastly, pilot projects to train the trainers and the coaches who work with athletes with disabilities may be held, in close cooperation with the IFs.
2. SCHOLARSHIP FOR COACHES – Access to high-level training of national coaches (one per year per NOC). This includes the International Coaching Enrichment Program (ICECP) of which details will be circulated in the new year when received.
To allow coaches officially recognised by their NF and active in their country to benefit from continuous high-level training and acquire experience and know-how, which they will then be responsible for placing at the service of their national sports system.
2.2 Candidate Profile
The candidate coach for an Olympic scholarship must:
- Belong to a federation whose sport is on the Olympic programme;
- Have an official coaching qualification recognised in their country and/or by the IF concerned;
- Be active and be able to show proof of practical experience as a national, regional and/or international level coach; and
- Undertake to pass on their knowledge and continue to develop their sport in their country after the
2.3 Areas of training:
- Sports Science training at a centre the IOC works with eg ICECP
- Sports specific training at an international or continental institute
- Distance training ie e-learning
3. DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL SPORTS STRUCTURE (DNSS)
Enable the NF to develop and strengthen it national sports system by putting in place a medium- or long-term action plan for one or more sports on the Olympic programme. NFs applying for a DNSS must show a link to a specific objective in its Strategic Plan and explain how the course will assist in achieving this objective.
The successful NF will have the opportunity to receive an international expert approved or nominated by the respective International Federation for a specific period of time. The NF will also present an Action Plan that:
- Provides for the training of local coaches or people capable of continuing the work initiated by the
- expert once the project has ended.
- If necessary, include training for trainers, referees, judges and administrators.
- If necessary, improve training programmes for elite sport.
- Possibly put in place a “sport for all” project or a school sport development project.
- Possibly set up programmes to identify talented young athletes, raise awareness of the fight against
doping and sports betting, etc.
As Solidarity funding is restricted, with some programs limited to only one per year, applications will
be prioritised based on the following:
- Sports who have the potential to qualify athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games;
- Sports who are on the 2019 Pacific Games program;
- Compliance with FASANOC Charter on 'Good Governance' (provision of NF 2018 Annual
- General Meeting Minutes and Report and Audited Financial Accounts;
- Submitted NF Strategic Plan for at least the next two years, outlining Mission, Vision, and strategies of how you plan to achieve these;
- Participated in the 2017-18 OSEP Resurgence workshop series on Sports Administration, Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) and Financial Operating Procedures (FoP) and completed necessary tasks and assessments
- Confirmation of affiliation to respective International Federation;
- Completed and updated the Readiness Assessment Tool (RAT) in 2017/2018;
- Completed and returned the NF Governance Survey Form (see attached)
- Completed and returned the NF Activity Form (as attached)
Please advise by Monday 17 December 2018 the program(s) your NF is interested in so that the relevant application form(s) can be provided.