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,

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

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Coaching and Development Committee

Chairman Jim Kidd, Martin Wilkinson, Tom Clinton, Brian Corcoran, Brian Dowling, Brid Golden, Co-opted tbc


Coach Education

Athletics Ireland assists the development of coaching expertise through its mentoring and educational programmes: LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A COACH AND COACHING COURSES


Coaching Resources

On this page you will find some useful articles and resources to assist you in your coaching CLICK HERE FOR MORE


Coaching Conferences

There are a number of Coaching Conferences, Workshops & Seminars that may be of interest to Irish Athletics Coaches CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Coaching Workshops

National Event Coaching Workshops

RDOs and National Event Co-ordinators jointly organise workshops in core disciplines. Click HERE for details.

Latest Coaching News

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Technical Model of Running Workshop

An encouraging attendance of endurance coaches attended the Technical Model of Running Workshop 5th April at Irish Institute of Sport led 

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High Jump Clinic

High Jump Clinic: For Coaches and Athletes Given by Kevin Ankrom

Target Age: 16 years old and up, jumpers of a relatively 

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National CE Squad Date (May)

The next National Combined Events squad day will be on Sunday May 4th at 12.30pm at Morton Stadium, Santry.

If you have any 

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Endurance Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances the workshop for 5th April has been altered and will now be scheduled from 10.30 to approx. 

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