Athletics Ireland has developed a Coach Education Programme that reflects the stages of coaching development and offers a pathway for those who wish to become involved in coaching.
The coaching pathway is primarily linked to the athlete's pathway. It offers appropriate training and courses to coaches who wish to work with athletes in the different stages of development.
Workshops provide 'stepping stones' between these courses and are joint initiatives between Coaching and Development and the National Event Co-ordinators.
Coaching is an essential support for athletes who wish to maximise their athletic endeavour and Athletics Ireland is fully committed to the education and development of coaches.
Coaching Main Areas of Focus in 2012 include:
- Coach Education: Focus on upgrading Level 2 and new Level 3 (IAAF level IV) course
- Coach License pilot project: This will start with Level 3 coaches
- Coaching conference Series: These will be held in Spring and Autumn and will be event specific areas led by an international coach
- National Squads: building on work done in 2011
Director of Coaching
Jacqui (Stokes) Freyne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery of Level 2, Level 3 and all coach education course content
Regional Development Team
Delivery of Assistant Coach, Athletics Leader and Level 1 Coaching Courses CLICK HERE FOR CONTACTS
National Event Squads
Responsible for the development of sprints/hurdles, endurance, walks, jumps, throws and combined events event CLICK HERE FOR CONTACTS
Coaching and Development Committee
Chairman Jim Kidd, Martin Wilkinson, Tom Clinton, Brian Corcoran, Brian Dowling, Brid Golden, Co-opted tbc
Athletics Ireland assists the development of coaching expertise through its mentoring and educational programmes: LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A COACH AND COACHING COURSES
On this page you will find some useful articles and resources to assist you in your coaching CLICK HERE FOR MORE
There are a number of Coaching Conferences, Workshops & Seminars that may be of interest to Irish Athletics Coaches CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
National Event Coaching Workshops
RDOs and National Event Co-ordinators jointly organise workshops in core disciplines. Click HERE for details.
The next National Combined Events Squad day will be on Sunday March 30th at 12pm at The Watershed track, Scanlon Park,
A National Jumps Workshop will take place on Saturday March 15th in Nenagh Stadium between 11am & 3pm. The workshop will involve
32 Coaches across three different event areas completed the second block of their AAI Level 3/IAAF Level IV coach education course