Teaching coaches how to coach
and train other people has been a concurrent focus of KSI since its
inception in 1986. During the 1980s Ian King wrote and delivered the
first industry accreditation course in strength training offered to
fitness professionals in Australia. During the 1990s Ian was involved in
the design and delivery of the first 'strength & conditioning'
certification courses offered to industry professionals in Australia.
Taking advantage of the world
wide web, in 1999 Ian developed and released the first offering in our
KSI University program. It was one of the first courses available through the
internet for industry professionals, based on his own experiences both
in industry education as well as his successful personal professional
experiences in training thousands of athletes. This first internet
course was called the 'Foundations of Physical Preparation' course. The
content from this original publication is as relevant now as it was
aims to provide accessible and flexible professional development for the
physical preparation consultant based on a balanced presentation of all
the physical qualities, in the absence of commercial, cultural or
political influences, and in recognition of the global economy of the
KSI University provides a flexible curriculum, one that allows you to
proceed at your on pace. It also provides you the opportunity to
commence this educational journey irrespective of where you live, as it
commences with web-based teaching medium. If the student choose to
advance further into the program, they also experience in-person, live
learning environments as well as on-line electronic based learning.
KSI University was created to formalize the coach educational program
that has evolved from Ian's professional and personal experiences both
as a coach and coach educator. It is based on the belief that formal
education for the physical preparation consultant is lacking in
real-world, practical application content and experiences. It is not
intended to replace formal education, rather to complement and
supplement it. In many successful sporting environment of Eastern Europe
coaches participated in two degrees - first, the formal education. The
second degree being the more applied content. This second degree in
practical application is missing in most countries in the world today.
KSI University fills this gap.
The KSI Coaching Program teaches
the art of coaching in a way no-one else can. Industry
professionals from around the globe are involved in the KSI Coaching
You have also opened yourself up to the possibility of learning
more about my philosophies and methods through the range of
educational material we offer. And you have also opened yourself
up to the opportunity that you may wish to join the coaches
seeking to master my approach – not simply for personal gain
alone, but motivated also by the belief that the KSI way is the
way to train and coach, and committed to being part of the
growth of KSI.
I., 2005, The Way of the Physical Preparation Coach, p. 202
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