Being ready for when it counts

The role of a trainer is vital in the career of any athlete. It’s why Swiss Olympic has launched, in partnership with Sports Coach Education Switzerland, the ‘Olympic Coach Programme’ for the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympics.

The objective of the programme is to ensure that not only the athletes, but also the trainers prepare in the best possible way for an event of this scale.

This new training opportunity from Swiss Olympic is aimed at coaches of athletes that will be competing at Lausanne 2020, but also at federation coaches who are considered to be of ‘high potential’ and who coach sports that will be featured at the Youth Olympics.

The coaches that take part in the programme will complete 5 training modules before the end of 2019. In the first module, which took place in Macolin, they were confronted with real-life situations that they may face at Lausanne 2020 or at other major events. They were required to analyse and solve issues, before reporting back on their decision making process.