IAAF Regional Development Centre Moscow

Development Strategy Seminar, 8-10 May 2015

Development Strategy Seminar took place in Moscow in the Russia State University for Physical Education, Sports, Tourism and Youth in May  8 – 10, 2015. Nineteen participants (16 Men and 3 Women) attended this Seminar and represented 13 countries: Armenia, Belarus (2), Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia (5), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine (2), Uzbekistan.

 Almost all participants work in their respective Universities for Physical Education and head Athletics Chair.

The main goal of this Seminar was to provide participants with modern knowledge in the basic trends of the Athletics development around the globe and to include IAAF programs in the educational programs of the universities. Therefore, program of this Seminar was practically a replica of the similar Seminar for leaders of the National Federations. However, more focus was paid to the consideration of the 5-levels IAAF “Coaches Education and Certification System” and IAAF/Nestle Kids’ Athletics Program.

Prof. Vitaly Cherkashin, Vadim Zelichenok and Evgeny Lebonda, official IAAF Lecturers, representing Russia, were moderators of the Seminar.

Topics of the major presentations:

-  IAAF Planning Strategy  and Development trends

- IAAF Coaches Education and Certification System

- From Kids’ Athletics to elite sports, long term talent development. Generation ‘Y”

- Leadership and Communication

- “Olympic Solidarity” Program

- Modern concept of an all year round athletes’ training

- Development of Athletics and educational system for coaches representing Eastern Europe and Central Asia (round table discussion)

Participants have been given an opportunity to visit the university library, museum, rehabilitation centre, sports facilities.

 All participants expressed their positive evaluation of the organization and the content of the Seminar. They expressed their wish to organize similar seminars at least every four years.

                Participants have received the text of all presentations and translated materials, performed by the RDC Moscow recently. 

Development Strategy Seminar took place in Moscow in the Russia State University for Physical Education, Sports, Tourism and Youth in May  8 – 10, 2015. Nineteen participants (16 Men and 3 Women) attended this Seminar and represented 13 countries: Armenia, Belarus (2), Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia (5), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine (2), Uzbekistan.

 Almost all participants work in their respective Universities for Physical Education and head Athletics Chair.

The main goal of this Seminar was to provide participants with modern knowledge in the basic trends of the Athletics development around the globe and to include IAAF programs in the educational programs of the universities. Therefore, program of this Seminar was practically a replica of the similar Seminar for leaders of the National Federations. However, more focus was paid to the consideration of the 5-levels IAAF “Coaches Education and Certification System” and IAAF/Nestle Kids’ Athletics Program.

Prof. Vitaly Cherkashin, Vadim Zelichenok and Evgeny Lebonda, official IAAF Lecturers, representing Russia, were moderators of the Seminar.

Topics of the major presentations:

-  IAAF Planning Strategy  and Development trends

- IAAF Coaches Education and Certification System

- From Kids’ Athletics to elite sports, long term talent development. Generation ‘Y”

- Leadership and Communication

- “Olympic Solidarity” Program

- Modern concept of an all year round athletes’ training

- Development of Athletics and educational system for coaches representing Eastern Europe and Central Asia (round table discussion)

Participants have been given an opportunity to visit the university library, museum, rehabilitation centre, sports facilities.

 All participants expressed their positive evaluation of the organization and the content of the Seminar. They expressed their wish to organize similar seminars at least every four years.

                Participants have received the text of all presentations and translated materials, performed by the RDC Moscow recently.