Sports and Well-being

From Athlete to Coach Program

If you have been an athlete of any sport at the national or international level or started worked as a coach  recently and now eager to learn more about coaching, this program is a perfect fit for you. Education  includes 15 contact teaching days, learning assingments and a practical test.

Having completing the program the participant

  • knows the basic skills of learning and teaching
  • knows the mechanism of action of human physiology and the principles of biomechanics
  • understands the basics of programming
  • understands the role of mental coaching as part of coaching
  • has begun to develop his coaching philosophy

When the education is organized in Varala the participants will learn about the work of local sports clubs and professional coaches and will get to know about the national sport federations and Finnish Sports Academy system. The digital teachings methods are also available.

We have educated Finnish professional coaches in shooting, golf, scooter gymnastics, rhythmic gymnas-  tics, team gymnastics, alpine, biathlon, cross country skiing, judo, boxing, karate, taekwondo, Thai boxing,  basketball, soccer, american football, floorball, hockey, basketball, ringetteur, ringette kayaking, swimming.

Content of Education

  • Personal development and professional growth 
  • Coaching in theory and practice 
  • Coaching Philosophy
  • Pedagogy -teaching and learning 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Testing
  • Programming
  • Team Building and Communication skills in coaching 

Varala Sports Institute

Varala is a leading sports education institute, a training centre and a versatile centre for sports, leisure and recreational activities.

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