United States Sports Academy Summary of International Projects

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The following is a list of coaching and teaching projects undertaken by the United States Sports Academy in about 20 countries around the world. This list does not include the one-time seminars and special studies undertaken in a consulting role (i.e. facility consulting, feasibility studies, etc.) that were conducted in more than 45 other countries since it opened in 1972. Today, the regionally accredited university is the largest graduate school of sport education in the world.

1977 – 1980, State of Bahrain: Full- charge conduct of the nation’s national sports effort. Provided national coaches in six sports along with the development, equipping, staffing and operation of the first sport medicine center and human performance lab in the Arabian Gulf region. Developed the Physical Fitness test used until this day (with some modifications) and tested every school age child in the country.

1979, Mexico: Ministry of Sports (via The University of Chihuahua). Delivered the International Certification in Sport Coaching (ICSC) and the International Certification in Sport Management (ICSM) on the campus of the University of Chihuahua; the venue selected by the Ministry of Sports utilizing twelve instructors.

The United States Sports Academy has conducted its fitness test in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Malaysia and elsewhere during its more than four decades working with 65 nations around the globe.

1980 – 1983, Kuwait: Supreme Council for Youth and Sport. The Academy provided a team of six coaches to work with the national teams as well as sports medicine and strength coaches to support the national sport effort.

1981 – 1989, State of Bahrain: General Organization for Youth and Sports. Provided a full-time advisor to the President of Goys as well as taught the ICSM and ICSC programs for almost a decade. In addition to those programs, conducted a wide variety of specialized clinics and seminars to support the national sport effort.

1981 – 1986, Philippines: Office of the President; University of Life. The President of the Philippines contracted directly with the Academy to provide training various sports coaches with terms of service varied. Additionally, the Academy delivered its ICSM and ICSC programs which typically required 12 faculty annually.

1983 – 1986, Malaysia: Yayasan Sabah. Provided a team of four coaches and a sport medicine specialist who worked in
the Likas sport complex, coaching the provincial team. Also, taught the ICSM and ICSC programs in Kota Kinabalu during this period.

1984 – 1987, Brunei: Darussalam Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport. Provided six coaches to work with the national teams.

1984 – 1987, Singapore: Singapore Sport Council. Taught the ICSM and ICSC programs which typically required 12
faculty during the course of the year.

1984 – 1987, Indonesia: Komite Olahraga Nasional Indonesia. Provided a team of four coaches to work with various
national teams.

1986 – 1989, Malaysia: Majlis Sukan Nationale. Provided various coaches for varying lengths of time and taught the ICSM and ICSC programs annually.

1985 – 1990, Thailand: National Olympic Committee. Taught the ICSM and ICSC programs which typically required 12 faculty annually.

1981 – 1990, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Royal Saudi Air Force. Conducted a physical fitness sport and recreation program at 5 Air Force bases which at its peak required approximately 200 full-time coaches and approximately 300 maintenance staff. The sport program typically had 20 different sports or activities. Additionally, the Academy did physical fitness testing on thousands of military personnel annually utilizing the test developed in 1977 for Bahrain.

1986 – 1994, Kingdom of Saudi: Arabia Royal Saudi Air Defense Force. At its peak the Academy had approximately 120 coaches working in seven different cities in the Kingdom coaching approximately 20 sports and activities. The Academy also conducted physical fitness testing on thousands of military personnel per year during this period and reduced and reported the results.

1984 – 1994, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: General Presidency of Youth Welfare. Recruited and provided national coaches for various sports including tennis, athletics, and swimming. Also arranged training camp in the United States for Saudi Olympic Teams in preparation for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and conducted various clinics and seminars of varying lengths during this period.

1984, Sultanate of Oman: Ministry of Education. Arranged training camps in the United States for Oman Olympic teams in preparation for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Also, prepared a master plan for sport development for the country.

1988 – 1989, Egypt: Supreme Council for Youth and Sport. Taught the ICSM program in Cairo which required 6 faculty.

1990 – 1996, Malaysia: KL City; BAM – Taught the ICSM and ICSC programs for various organizations such as Kuala Lumpur Majlis Sukan and the Badminton Association of Malaysia. These were taught annually and typically required at least 12 faculty.

1993 – 2000, Korea: The Academy organized the Korean Special Project that ultimately awarded over 50 doctoral degrees to Korean students who represented virtually every Dean of Physical Education in the university system of that nation.

1995 – 2003, Singapore: Taught the ICSM program annually on behalf of the USSA Alumni Association who organized and marketed the program in Singapore.

1996, Panama: University of Panama. Taught the ICSM program in Panama which required six faculty.

1997, Mexico: University of Tamaulipas. Taught the ICSM program on the campus of the University of Tamaulipas which required six faculty.

1997 – 1999, Hong Kong: Sport Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong China. Taught the ICSM and ICSC
programs annually which required between 6 and 12 faculty.

1997 – 2000, Brunei: Darussalam Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport . Provided the national swimming coach to work with the national swimming team of Brunei.

1998 – 1999, Aruba: National Olympic Committee. Taught the ICSC program which required six faculty.

1998 – 2001, Botswana: Botswana National Sports Council. Taught the ICSM and ICSC programs annually which required 12 faculty. We also did a feasibility study for the establishment of a Botswana National Sports Academy.

1998 – 2012, Kingdom of Bahrain: General Organization for Youth in Sports and the National Olympic Committee. Taught the ICSM, ICSC and/or diploma programs annually for 14 years. Additionally, during this time, the Academy conducted specialized clinics and seminars, undertook studies and other consulting work to support the national
sport effort.

1999 – 2000, Kingdom of Bahrain: University of Bahrain. The Academy provided adjunct faculty to teach sports management on the campus of the University of Bahrain. Additionally, the Academy accepted 3 doctoral students into our doctoral program in Sport Management who upon graduation became the nucleus of the faculty of sport management at the University of Bahrain.

2000 – 2007, Taiwan: The Academy conducted a special doctoral program similar to that of the Korean Special Project which ultimately resulted in more than 20 Taiwanese students receiving doctoral degrees from the Academy.

2002 – 2005, Kingdom of Bahrain: Ministry of Education. Provided a team of 4 faculty to rewrite the physical education curriculum at the primary, intermediate, and secondary school levels. The Academy also developed a plan for a seasonally based, year long interscholastic sport program and did physical fitness testing, data analysis and reporting on more than 35,000 Bahrain school children.

2003 – present, Thailand: Sport Authority of Thailand. The Academy annually teaches it ICSM and ICSC programs in
Bangkok and arranges an annual sport study tour of sports in America for the best of the students in these programs.

2003 – present, Singapore: International Sport Academy – Singapore. Is teaching Academy ICSM, ICSC and diploma
programs in Singapore and periodic seminars utilizing USSA faculty.

2006 – 2008, Kingdom of Bahrain: Ministry of the Interior. The Academy provided a team of four faculty to deliver the physical fitness sport and recreation program to the nation’s police forces, as well as training exercise and fitness leaders. Additionally, the Academy did physical fitness testing on thousands of police officers, reduced and reported the results.

2007 – 2010, United Arab Emirates: Various groups. The Academy taught its ICSM and ICSC programs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to various groups including individuals from the municipal sport councils, general organization for youth and sports welfare, sports clubs and sports associations.

2010, Jamaica: University of Technology. The Academy delivered its ICSM program on the UTech campus which required six faculty.

2008 – present, Malaysia: Various groups. The Academy has delivered a variety or certification and diploma programs to different groups such as the Institute Sukan Nacional (ISN) and the Ministry of Education. In the latter program, the Academy utilized as many as a dozen faculty at a time to teach over 1,000 teachers of which over 600 attained the diploma. In addition the Academy reduced and reported the results of physical fitness testing on almost 50,000 Malaysian school children.

2013, Gabon: Office of the President. The Academy completed an assessment of the National Sport Effort of the Republic of Gabon and based on the findings is currently planning the development of a National Sports Academy, which will be implemented in 2014.

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