Established in 1981, and affiliated to the International Olympic Academy of the IOC, the Bahrain Olympic Academy is a knowledge-based academic centre for Olympic studies, education and research. The Academy provides a wide range of training and management courses for sports coaches, administrators and technicians, designed to enhance their professional competencies in line with global best practice.
The aim of this programme is to enable coaches to lead their clubs and national teams, and prepare them through a comprehensive, professional and integrated plan, at a physical, technical, and mental level.
The programme consists of four levels. The first three levels comprise theoretical, specialised and practical elements. The fourth level involves the preparation of a case study on a sports-specific project; as well as preparing and presenting an annual training plan, which will be discussed, evaluated and approved by a panel of academic supervisors and technical evaluators.
The Academy provides training courses for coaches to apply the Dartfish programme. This is a video-analysis solution that allows coaches to capture, analyse and share videos of training sessions and matches. The software offers tools to capture the footage directly into the platform, tag events in real time, and upload, organise and share the various videos produced.
Organised in collaboration with the US Navy Base, this two-day workshop is designed to train and qualify technical and administrative staff from sports organisations in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). At the end of the workshop, participants are licensed by the International Red Cross to administer CPR, which is valid for two years.
This 12-month programme provides specialised training opportunities for sports management and administrative staff of National Sports Federations and Associations.