World Taekwondo hosts 1st ever Online International Coach Certification Course
World Taekwondo finishes today the first ever Online International Coach Certification Courses, a new step for the federation as it continues to ensure the sport moves forward during lockdown.
The WT International Coach Certification Courses were scheduled to take place in person, however, were postponed to safeguard participant health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. World Taekwondo then decided to resume the courses online hosted by Finland betweenJune 11-12 via videoconference so that coaches can work to receive their critical qualifications.
Holding a valid WT Coach license is mandatory for a coach at WT promoted and recognized competitions from January 1, 2021. Coaches who successfully pass the course will be granted a valid coach certificate identical to those issued from offline courses. The courses cover competition rules, safeguarding, anti-doping, medical code and emergency cases, games management, and an introduction to World Taekwondo.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said:
“Coaches are vital to our athletes and to our sport. It is therefore essential that all our coaches are consistently provided with the highest quality training and are able to deliver the highest-quality support to their athletes.
“By making the coaching course online, not only can we ensure that coaches are continuing to receive education and training but we can also help Member National Associations reduce costs by saving on travel and logistical expenses.
Coaches with Level 1 certification can coach at G1 and G2 international competitions while those with Level 2 certification can coach at all G-ranking international competitions.
World Taekwondo has 66 instructors distributed evenly across the Continents and is offering the courses in various languages to cater for the global coaching community.