Eighteen coaches from four continents will take part in the ICF canoe sprint level three coaches course beginning this week.

The coaches, from nations as diverse as Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, will run online for two months and is a collaboration between the International Canoe Federation and the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS).

The ICF and the Hungarian University will support Marlenis Roman from Venezuela and Ahmed Wagdy from Egypt as part of its global development program.

The canoe-kayak sprint level three online course is designed to train, educate and contribute to the skill development of canoe coaches around the world.

This course provides coaches with a way to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies based on theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of high-performance training methods, that gives them the expertise to lead the learning and leadership process of coaches in the discipline.

The content was designed to meet the needs of coaches working with competitive athletes at national level as well as with advanced athletes of elite sport at international level.

Accredited level three coaches are recognised by the ICF and can be invited to be a talent identification programme (TIP) coach, lecturer, and to help the ICF on the sports local development.

They can also be invited to be part of the ICF canoe sprint coaches training body responsible for activities supported by the ICF.

Additionally, the ICF can connect level three coaches with national federations and continental associations looking for professional coaches to be part of its team.