The DLV-Academy was founded in 1995. It offers excellent opportunities in basic and further education for both DLV coaches and employees. Moreover, it serves as a communications and discussion forum for all specific issues of German and international athletics.
The DLV-Academy is the central point of contact for all athletics coaches who seek professional advice or who are looking for opportunities in basic and further education – of course, also in the field of international sports promotion.
Since the beginning of the 1970s the German athletics association "Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband" has been promoting sports and, in particular, athletics in developing countries – promoted by the Federal Foreign Office. The founding fathers of the DLV-International Coaching Academy considered the education of coaches, mentors and other multipliers, the support with technical literature and the sports-academically, sports-medically and coaching-methodically counselling to be just as important as the basic knowledge transfer to supervisors and officials from developing countries in order to facilitate the organisation of sports events.
In cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband, the DLV-Academy offers exclusive digital teaching media and a communications platform to participants of the current educational programme as well as to former graduates. They will have the opportunity to sign up for the DLV-Online Academy, to expand their knowledge by using blended-learning- and e-learning-systems, to get to know each other and to exchange views and ideas.