More People, More Active, More Often
More People, More Active, More Often

Coaching Children Workshops

Coaching Children online course for coaches

  • Improve coaching
  • Motivate coaches
  • Understand how children learn
  • Keep safe & fun environments for children
  • Keep children in sport
  • Understand physical literacy

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

This series is a set of four workshops, split into 2 x  3 hour online workshops and one practical based day of 6 hours and is aimed at coaches and volunteers working with children in sport and costs €40 for the 4 workshops.

  • Workshop 1: Coaching Children Successfully in Sport
  • 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.

Workshop dates:

Workshop 1: Thursday 9th February 6:30 – 9:30pm (Onlive Via zoom)

Workshop 2: Thursday 16th February 6:30 – 9:30pm (Onlive Via zoom)

Workshop 3 & 4: Saturday 18th February 09:30am – 3:30pm (Practical session in person Venue TBC)

All workshops must be completed in order to receive a certificate.

To access the Coaching Children workshop resources click here:

Coaching Children Workshops

For more information

Contact Una Pearson

Coaches who previously completed the course said this:

  • My coaching style has changed to reflect a player-centered approach, it’s the reminder to keep coming back to this and keep asking myself – how is this benefiting the child.

  • The course is a must for any volunteer before they get stuck into the skills of any one sport.

  • A great course if you want to understand who you are coaching.

  • My mindset was very much concentrated on drills. The course was an eye opener for me in that it showed me you need to have an element of fun or even a play activity that’s completely different to the sport to encourage the kids to practice freedom of movement rather than stick to rigid techniques of how skills should be practiced.

  • Coaching children workshops have been really insightful and provided me with an ever-improving approach to understanding and applying my coach education to practice with young people in sport.

  • I am definitely much more confident in my delivery of providing activities to children of all ages & levels. My listing & observation skills have also improved greatly which helps me if required to adapt and make changes during activities themselves.

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