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20x20 Female Leadership Programme

Coaching Children In Sport

Please see below for dates and venues
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Sport Ireland Coaching Ireland have developed 4 modules, specifically to provide coaches with a basic understanding of children’s sport and physical activity and best ways to optimise children’s enjoyment, participation and positive outcomes. The concepts of Physical Literacy and Holistic Development run throughout the series of workshops and will be covered in detail.

All too often in the past, programmes offered to children in sport are scaled down versions of adult activity. Coaching was conducted in the main without sufficient regard to the principles of child development. Children’s needs in sport are different to the needs of other populations; therefore the coaches of children need to be equipped with specific knowledge, skills and competencies to fulfil the needs of children.

Children want different things from their sport participation and require different approaches given their stage of development both physically and mentally. And by the way, very few children will ever be elite athletes, but it we get it right at this early stage, a higher proportion of them will be equipped with both movement skills and love of activity, to remain active into their adult years and lead a healthy lifestyle. The stakes are high!


Workshop 1 & 2:

Tuesday 18th October, 6.30pm-9.30pm VIA ZOOM

Thursday 20th October, 6.30pm-9.30pm VIA ZOOM

Workshop 3 & 4:

Saturday 22nd October, 10am-4pm (Lunch will be provided) Practical Session (Please wear sports clothes and runners, to take part. The session will be indoors) Venue: Backstage, Century Cinema, Leckview Lane Pearse Road, Oldtown, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 DA02

Workshop details:

Workshop 1: Coaching Children Successfully in Sport – An Introduction for Coaches

Workshop 2: Child-Centred Coaching – Understanding Child Development & Learning and its Impact on How We Coach

Workshop 3: Developing Physical Literacy through Sport 1 – Coaching Children to Move

Workshop 4: Developing Physical Literacy through Sport 2 – Coaching Children To Think


*Attendance at all 6 workshops is compulsory for certification


Participants must be 18 Years of age and above

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