The International Coaching Course has been existing since 1964.
Since then, more than 5500 physical education teachers and coaches from more than 150 countries have participated in the Internationalen Coaching Course.


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1st ITK in 1964

The International Coaching Course was founded in 1964. Until the political change in 1989/90, it was conducted at the former German University of Physical Education (DHfK) in a similar but not identical form as today.

After the DHfK had been terminated and the Sports Science Faculty at Leipzig University had been founded, the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany started funding the International Coaching Course. Since then, it has been part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the Federal Foreign Office and has met with a great response worldwide.

In 2020, ITK experienced a premiere. The globally ongoing pandemic forced us to rethink at lightning speed and transform an in-class study course into an online format. However, this is not to be for long and we hope to return to our tried and trusted format in 2022.

Famous Alumni:

Dr. Hassan Moustafa (Egypt) – President of the International Handball Federation since 2000

Sam Ramsamy (South Africa) – Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1998

Head of the International Coaching Course ITK 

since 2011              Daniel Eckert-Lindhammer

1992 to 2011          Dr. Axel Feldmann 

1990 to 1992          Heinz Prescher  

1964 to 1990          Dr. Lothar Kalb



enlarge the image: eine Gruppe Fußballer mit Bällen versammelt im Gespräch
enlarge the image: eien Gruppe von Absolventen eines ITK aus dem Jahr 1964
enlarge the image: eine Gruppe Fußballer mit Bällen

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