The Academy

Level V –Academy Coach
Perhaps the most important educational initiative in recent years to support the development of key personnel in Athletics was the introduction of the IAAF Academy in 2004, providing professional education of the highest level. To achieve this the MSD has created partnerships with respected and recognized universities worldwide to offer courses which blend academic rigour in the sport sciences with the practical experiences of the most elite of IAAF experts. The IAAF Academy currently offers the following courses: 
•    Chief Coach
•    Youth Chief Coach
•    Elite Coach (head coach for events group)
•    Coaching Development Director 
The Academy aims to provide the coach with the relevant professional knowledge, understanding and practical experience to create an environment capable of delivering high levels of individual and team performance at specific events, or the development of innovative coaching development environments, over multiple seasons