Table Tennis Coaching Development Pathway
The Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme aims to establish a training and development system to develop high quality and professional coaches to all sports. Coaches will gain multi-dimensional skills in the area of sports science, coaching, life skills, evidence-based practices and will be able to promote social values and principles. The SG-Coach Programme is a replacement of National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP). Coaches will now be able to enroll in required certification courses based on course availability and their interests.
There are 2 main components for SG-Coach Programme:
- Theory: cover general principles of coaching
- Technical: cover sport specific considerations
More information about SG-Coach Programme, please visit website: https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/athletes-coaches/coaches-corner/singapore-coach-excellence-programme-sg-coach
Regarding the technical component of above-mentioned in table tennis, STTA is the appointed National Sports Association to offer and evaluate accreditation. More specifically, there are two methods of accreditation available for interested individuals:
- Accreditation through coursework: STTA conducts ITTF Coaching Course twice a year to provide sport-specific knowledge and competencies in technical. The ITTF Coaching Course is based on the ITTF syllabus and it consists of 3 levels. A qualified International Course Conductor appointed by ITTF will conduct the course. Candidates who complete and pass the ITTF Coaching Course will be awarded accreditation.
- Accreditation through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Prior Experience (RPE): individuals who had formal learning in areas of coaching or with relevant technical skills and knowledge as well as relevant coaching experience may apply according to STTA Accreditation Policy.
For more information regarding the accreditation through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Prior Experience (RPE), please refer to the STTA Accreditation Policy for SG-Coach Technical.