From Athlete to Coach Education for Athletes with Foreign Background

From Athlete to Coach (AtoC) education is designed to help former athletes to transition into coaching. If you have been an athlete of any sport at the national or international level and are now interested in coaching, AtoC education is a perfect fit for you.

The main goal of AtoC is, that after graduating from the programme, the former athlete will have a…

-Mindset and perspective of a coach through the many personal experiences as an athlete
-Foundational knowledge and skills of learning and teaching
-Understanding of the main coaching strategies, such as programming and periodization
-Knowledge of the principles of exercise physiology and biomechanics, as well as principles of mental training
-Working version of a personal coaching philosophy
-New peer network of coaches for sharing, connecting and growing together

AtoC programme consists of traditional learning (live), distance learning (online) and practical coaching experiences. The 6-month intensive program prepares the participants for transitioning into a coaching career. AtoC programme is highly subsidised and therefore participation fee is only 200 euros. The price covers all the instruction, material and the digital learning platform for the 6-month period as well as the accommodation with meals during the on-site learning at Varala Sports Institute, Tampere, Finland. Applications must be delivered by 28.2.2019.


1. On-site Learning 8.– 10.4.2019
2. On-site Learning 3.– 5.6.2019
3. On-site Learning 26.– 28.8.2019
4. On-site Learning 30.10.– 1.11.2019

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