Olympic Education Program

Olympic Education Department

Strategic Plan
The critical action of this Strategic Plan is the creation of a TTOC Education Department. The Education Department will integrate all aspects of :

Sport Education
Certification and

This project has been divided into four key pillars:

Pillar 1:
Olympic Values Education
Different methodologies wil be applied
Design and develop curriculum
Train the Trainers
Education input in Shape the Community projects
Identify Resources for Deliverables and Facilitation
Access Funding

Pillar 2:
Target Audience
Community Personnel

Pillar 2: To Facilitate
Capacity Building in Affiliates
Action : Programmes & Projects
Basic Administration Level 1
Sports Administration for Young participants/ Olympic Academy
Advanced Sports Administration
Financial Literacy for Administrators
Promotion of Women and Sport
Sports Science
Sports Medicine
Antidoping Education Programmes (Affiliates, Athletes and Students)

Pillar 3: To Develop and Strengthen
Knowledge and Technical Capabilities of the Members of Affiliates
Certification of Coaches – Level 1
Technical / Training Courses for Affiliates Coaches
Elite Coach Training for Athletes
Sport Marketing
Sport Leadership
Coach Training for Athletes with disabilities
Preparation of athletes for quality performances
Elite High performance Coaches
Long term Athlete Development
Strength and Conditioning

Sport Administration

The Sport Administration Training will be a continuous project. This required training falls under the TTOC as mandated by the International Olympic Committee.

Sport Administration Training must be considered a necessity given the philosophy of the new pathway- for National Sport as follows:

Athlete- centered
Coach- driven
Administratively- supported

The Review

This information was sourced from the Consultants Report in their development of ‘the Pathway’.

Assessment Findings

Current state of National Sport System
Fragmented and un-coordinated
Significantly state dependant
Low level of emphasis on Sport Development
Competition focused
Limited access and availability- sport facilities
Weak NSO Administration
Dearth in number of Sport Science & Sport Medicine programs and Human Resource
Urban/ Rural dynamic imbalance
NSO Capacity building is required (Human Capital)
Loss of athletes to injury and other Environmental factors


Within this context the TTOC Strategic Plan for Education reflects an integration with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and its new National Pathway for Sport Development.

These workshops will seek to equip new sport administrators and members among the affiliates of the TTOC with the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively administrate and manage their Association.

The workshops will also see to redefine some of the terminology and the roles Sport Administrators must adopt in order to fit into, survive and thrive within the local, regional and international framework of sport.

The workshop will highlight the opportunities available to members within the Association beyond simply casting a ballot.

Participants will be educated on the roles and responsibilities which members of the Board of the Association are expected to execute, as opposed and complimentary to, the duties of the Association’s Management and Administration.

The workshops will address how these roles have evolved over time, and suggest strategies for the adaptation to the new paradigm shifts for the benefit of those they serve.

The examples set by the International Olympic Committee will be used as our bench mark to sufficiently adapt an Association’s Structure in alignment with the Trinidad and Tobago Sport Environment.

Action Plan
TTOC Education Department has received approval from Olympic Solidarity for:

18 Sport Administration Level 1 Courses during the Quadrennial

12 allocated to Trinidad and 6 allocated to Tobago
Training numbers will be 20-25 persons per session
The courses will cover 35-40 contact hours.

Advanced Sport Administration
There has been recent development through the IOC in designing a new training Manual for  advanced training in : “Managing Olympic Sport Organizations”.

The manual covers six major sport areas:
Organizing an Olympic Sport Organization
Managing Strategically
Managing Human Resources
Managing Finance
Managing Marketing
Organizing a Major Sport

The IOC/ Olympic Solidarity has trained and certified as course directors for delivery of the Advanced Programme, two members of the TTOC, Mrs. Annette Knott and Mrs. Catherine Forde.

The Advanced Courses are at a higher level than the Basic and have an extended training time.

Pillar 4: Research
To develop monitoring, measurement and evaluation tools
To develop performance assessment tools
To establish targets and measurable for their Sport.

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