COMPETENCIES OF FLEMISH SNOWBOARD COACHES

Ariane Caplin, Jeroen Sondervorst, Evert Zinzen

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Introduction
The European Qualification Framework (EQF) consists of competencies of all jobs, classified in numbered levels (OECD, 2005). A job,
described in a qualification profile, will give visible expectations and can be objectively evaluated. This study aims to determine the competencies
of the Flemish (Belgium) snowboard coach and to create a framework in which he/she works.
Method
The Delphi Method was used to personally interview Flemish qualified snowboard experts. Different rounds were used to ensure that all
coaching views/opinions were recorded, until a consensus was reached (Linstone and Turoff, 2002).
In the first round the core tasks were determined with their associated "knowledge", "skills" and "attitudes" (essential components of
competencies). In the second round, the experts located all listed items in a particular trainer level. In the final round, COMET (2003) was
used to compose the competencies that were confirmed in a consensus meeting.
Results
There were eight competencies formed, namely: communication, tracking changes, giving individual feedback, individualization, working
pedagogy and didactics, set up plans, working in team and outdoor specific tasks. These competencies are further developed as the
coach reaches a higher level. The competencies are completed differently depending on the context (main task) in which the coach
works. The snowboard coach B (level 5 EQF) has four main tasks, including information gathering, talent detection, independently train
promising young athletes and supporting young athletes. The snowboard coach A (level 6 EQF) has four main tasks, including independent
(competitive) training, coaching, talent detection and gathering information.
Finally a framework was formed combining the level of snowboarders with the level of the coaches (with their respective determined
tasks and competencies).
Discussion/conclusion
The results found, make it possible to classify Flemish snowboard coaches in the EQF, to evaluate coaches according to their core tasks
and to provide information to improve the coaches courses in Flanders/Belgium.
References
COMET, the competency modeling toolkit, Copyright, Open University Holland, Onderwijs-technologisch Expertisecentrum, 2003
(http://www.open.ou.nlast/comet_eindversie/index.htm)
Originele taal-2English
TitelAbstractbook of the 15th Congress of the European College of Sport Science
UitgeverijECSS
Pagina's172-172
Aantal pagina's1
ISBN van geprinte versie978-605-61427-0-3
StatusPublished - 23 jun 2010
EvenementUnknown - Stockholm, Sweden
Duur: 21 sep 200925 sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceUnknown
Land/RegioSweden
StadStockholm
Periode21/09/0925/09/09

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