Coaching education alliance between Pac-12 and Chinese coaches set to begin

200 Chinese Coaches to Be Trained for Next Three Months


SAN FRANCISCO – A coaching education alliance between the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Utah, Arizona State University, the Federation University Sports China (FUSC), and the Chinese Scholarship Council is kicking off this week on the campuses of Utah and Arizona State, the Pac-12 announced today. Over the next three months, coaches from both universities will train 200 Chinese coaches on techniques in men and women’s basketball, track & field, swimming, and cheerleading.

The coaching education alliance is part of Pac-12 Global’s efforts to foster exchange between the United States and China through sports and education. It also marks a big step forward in the Pac-12’s partnership with the FUSC. The FUSC is China’s solely authorized national organization for university sports and operates under the Ministry of Education. Since 2011, the Pac-12 and FUSC have worked together to put on exhibition and regular season games featuring Pac-12 men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as coaching clinics and educational symposiums on collegiate sports.  

“The FUSC has been instrumental in our success in China and we are excited to help educate and train their coaches,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Utah and Arizona State feature some of the best coaches in all of college sports and will serve as great mentors for the coaches of the leading universities in China.” 

This groundbreaking coaching education program was cited as one of the key achievements of the U.S. - China People-to-People Exchange program at the the seventh annual U.S. - China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, co-chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong.

Coaches at the Utah and Arizona State have developed and will operate the coaching program. Specific topics for the program include coaching strategy, game preparation, film review, assistant coach development, and practice structure.  In addition, the curriculum will include off-the-field items such as sports psychology, strength training, nutrition, public relations, and marketing as well as tours of both on and off campus athletics faciltiies.

The Chinese Scholarship Council is financing the program for FUSC coaches in a continued effort to grow collegiate sports in China. Following the 90-day program, each participating coach will be issued a certificate of completion.

About the Pac-12 Conference:
Recognized as the 'Conference of Champions' for its unequaled NCAA Championships, the Pac-12 Conference comprises the 12 leading universities located in the Western United States: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to

About Pac-12 Global:
Founded in 2011, Pac-12 Global is an unprecedented effort to proactively promote the Conference and its member institutions globally through student-athlete exchanges and sport. The Initiative uses the shared passion of athletics to support the ambitious international strategies that many of our universities have embarked on to extend their reach around the world. For more information on the initiative and its history, go to

About the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC):
Headquartered in Beijing under China’s Ministry of Education and established in 1975, the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) is the solely authorized national organization for university sports. The main roles of the FUSC are as follows:
•    To popularize national education and sports policy among college students and seek support to the university sports;
•    To organize all kinds of national collegiate sports event and promote exchanges with university sports associations all over the world;
•    To assist participating in international collegiate sports event and sports exchanges.