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Sport Ireland Coaching Workshops

Sport Ireland Coaching Workshops

Meath LSP in partnership with Monaghan, Louth & Cavan LSPs are running a series of online Sport Ireland Coaching Workshops in February.

These workshops comprise of the following:

Coaching Children 

  • 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 of 3 hours each.

  • 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.

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

Cost €30

Dates: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of February

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Register: HERE

To access the Coaching Children workshop resources click here:


Coaching Teenage Girls 

The 3-hour workshop is designed specifically to support coaches/parents of girls aged 12-17 years of age. The training is developed to enable coaches/parents 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. The workshop will focus on:

  • Keeping Teenage Girls playing sport
  • The Needs of teen girls in sport today
  • Maturation, body image & sport
  • Communication and Social skills

Coaching Teenage Girls in Sport Workshop, designed specifically to support coaches/parents of girls aged 12-17 years of age.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  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.

Cost: €10

Date: Tuesday 5th March

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Register: HERE

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.