This program will be delivered via specialised coaching workshops and an online virtual Community of Practice (CoP) where coaches can access and share information regarding coaching and continued professional development.

The program is designed to observe, examine and improve current and future coaching practices and will therefore be rooted in coaching best practice and backed up acknowledged theories in coaching.  It will consist of a number of key themes delivered over six sessions (one day per month):

  • Principles of learning: how coaches and young people learn
  • Skill acquisition theories and methodologies
  • Current perspectives on talent identification and development
  • Emotionally informed and Game-based coaching pedagogy: to enhance player creativity, resilience, confidence and team cohesion

Each theme will require coaches to complete a series of engagements including coaching practice, reflection, classwork, workshops and eLearning. Coaches will be evaluated on their understanding and application of the content including a mid-program and final assessment.

The 52 coaches enrolled on the program will each be allocated a mentor from the Coach Development services team to support them throughout the program requirements.

Workshops take place on the dates below:

  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Friday, January 6th
  • Friday, February 24th
  • Friday, March 24th
  • Friday, April 21st

For more information of coach development initiatives across Leinster please contact Derek Maybury on or your local Coach Development Officer.