Coaching Association of Canada

Masamitsu Ito, Ph.D.

Professor, Nippon Sport Science University

Topic: Global Trends in Coaching Development

Professor Masamitsu Ito currently leads the Coach Developer Academy at the Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU), sits on the research committee of the International Council of Coaching Excellence (ICCE), and also sits on the review panel of the International Sports Coaching Journal. In addition, he is also the Vice President of the Asian Association of Coaching Science and a board member of the Japan Society of Coaching Studies.

He was formerly a performance analyst for the Japanese Volleyball National Teams for more than a decade, and is currently involved in the review of the curriculum for Japan’s coaching courses. One of Asia’s leading authorities in coaching practice, Professor Masa has overseen three cohorts of trainees in the NSSU Coach Developer Academy where he covered topics such as issues in coaching, and Coach Development Models.