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ERIC Number: EJ801929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
The Educational System for Training Coaches in Greece
Laios, Athanasios
International Journal of Educational Management, v19 n6 p500-504 2005
Purpose: Coaches leave an indelible mark on all their athletes by striving to exemplify the highest moral character, behaviour and leadership. Coaching is said to be as much an art as a science, and demands creativity and individual interpretation of people and situations. The aim of this study was to present the educational system for training coaches in Greece. Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on a review of the literature and Greek sports legislation. Findings: It was found that the occupation of coaching can be practised in Greece by: graduates of the five departments of Physical Education and Sports Science; holders of a certificate or diploma from coaching schools in foreign countries accredited by the Greek Centre of Sport Research and Technology; and holders of a certificate or diploma from special schools set up by the General Secretariat for Sport. The results showed significant differences regarding the institution which issue coaching diplomas, duration of coach training periods and source of the official and legal licence given. Originality/value: The study provides useful information on the Greek system of training and educating coaches, the duration of their studies, the category, and the teaching staff. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece