Competences of Flemish Basketball Coaches

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The European Qualification Framework (EQF) is the basis for many countries of the world to set up a National Framework. It consists of competences of all jobs, classified in numbered levels (OESO, 2005). This study aims to determine the competences of basketball coaches and create a framework in which the coaches work, to improve the quality of coaches and coaching programs. Once the educational programs comply completely with the EQF norms, coaches can be recognized internationally (Scatoli, 2009).
TheDelphi Method was used to personally interview Flemish qualified basketball experts (in different rounds) to ensure that all coaching views/opinions were enclosed and that the results are borne by everyone. After two personal contacts, the experts had a meeting to discuss the specific core tasks with their associated knowledge, skills and attitudes and try to reach a consensus (Dalkey, 1969). Then, in the final round, the competences were composed (using COMET, 2003) and confirmed by all experts.
A strict framework was built, combining the coach levels versus the target the coach is trained for. The basketball coach EQF 5 and 6 has five main tasks, including following refresher courses and self-assessment, training, recruit and coordinate, coaching and supporting/guiding. There were seven competences formed, namely: to communicate, to give feedback, to provide individual coaching, to act as a responsible teacher
and pedagogical practitioner, to plan, to work in a team and to act with a purposeful vision. Due to the fact that coaches work in leveldependent contexts, the contents of the competences differ. The experts decided unanimously that a higher level (EQF 7) should be established, based on the existing FIBA concept.
Discussion and conclusion
The results have been synthesised into competency cards for basketball coaches 5 and 6 and refer to the EQF. To be able to make international comparisons it is necessary that other countries incorporate their teaching/coaching programs into the EQF.
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OESO (OECD), The definition and selection of key competencies, 27th of may 2005,
Scatoli, C., The European qualifications framework for lifelong learning, presentation on the
international seminar: National Qualifications Frameworks in an international perspective, Brussels (November 2009).
Originele taal-2English
TitelBook of Abstracts of the 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sportscience
Aantal pagina's1
StatusPublished - 9 jul 2011
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NaamBook of Abstracts of the 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sportscience


Periode9/07/11 → …


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