Coaching Girls in Sport Workshop

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Following the release of the Adolescent Girls Get Active Report, Sport Ireland are happy to announce the launch of a Coaching Teenage Girls in Sport Workshop, designed specifically to support coaches of girls aged 12-17 years of age.

Developed by Sport Ireland Coaching in conjunction with the Federation of Irish Sport, the School of Health & Human Performance Dublin City University and Lifes2Good Foundation, the workshop is developed to enable coaches to create a positive experience of sport and physical activity for girls in their formative years and provide an environment where girls and young women can develop holistically.

Key Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop, and the pre and post workshop activities, coaches will be able to:

  1. Identify the key reasons why girls engage in physical activity and sport and why they drop out.
  2. Gain an understanding of the relationship between physical activity participation and mental health for adolescent girls.
  3. Understand the importance of communication (coach to player and player to player) in retaining girls in sport
  4. Raise awareness around the effects maturation and puberty can have on females.
  5. Identify the role of actual competence, perceived competence and confidence for engaging girls in sport and physical activity.
  6. Examine coaching practices and communication that foster autonomy, confidence, and belonging in girls across team and individual sports.
  7. Design environments that cater for relationships, connectedness and competition

Certification

On completion of the workshop, and the pre and post workshop activities, coaches will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meath LSP are rolling out three separate workshops – each workshop is ONLINE and will take place over two evenings (3 hours in total). Places on each course are limited – Cost is €20.

Workshop Dates and Registration Links are as follows:

Course 1 -Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th November

Course 2 – Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th January

Course 3 – Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd February

For more information please contact Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie