Cork Sports Partnership have partnered with Coaching Ireland to host an exciting new coaching series for Cork, ‘Coaching Children Workshops’. Sport Ireland Coaching have developed 4 modules, specifically to provide candidates 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. The series consists of 4 workshops each of 3 hours in duration. The workshops are a combination of theory and practical learning. Participants will receive coaching materials following each workshop. Attendance at all 4 workshops is necessary to receive certification from Coaching Ireland. The series is aimed at anyone interested in coaching children or currently involved in children’s sport in a paid or voluntary capacity. Participants must be 18 years of age to complete the series.
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!
Coaching Ireland have developed 4 modules, specifically to provide candidates 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.
1. Coaching Children Successfully in Sport – An Introduction for Coaches
2. Child-Centred Coaching – Understanding Child Development & Learning and its Impact on How
3. Developing Physical Literacy through Sport 1 – Coaching Children to Move
4. Developing Physical Literacy through Sport 2 – Coaching Children to Think
Venue: Scoil Bernadette, Montenotte
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Dates: Tuesdays 9
th, 16th, 23rd & 30th October
Cost: €60 for all 4 workshops-
For booking info or to find out more contact James Kirby in Cork Sports Partnership on 021-4347096
Series of 4 Workshops: €60
Attendance at all 4 workshops necessary for Coaching Ireland Certification
Participants must be 18yrs to take part.