Overview of Coaching Pathway

Scroll Table to view all information
Course Target group Purpose Prerequisites Assessment Time (hrs)
Assistant Coach First-time coaches, parents and volunteers An introduction to basic coaching concepts, where the coach can assist a level 1 or higher club coach in the delivery of a session None No assessment requirements 8 hours
Assistant Leader Leaders, parents and volunteers An introduction to the fundamentals of athletic movement for children in a fun environment None No assessment requirements 8 hours
Level 1 Beginner coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers How to plan, conduct and evaluate a safe, effective coaching session at the novice level, to introduce the basic skills of athletics to young athletes Assistant Coach or Athletics Leader Assessed on course on planning and delivery of short coaching session to peers 2 weekends
Level 2 Coaches seeking to develop their knowledge and to move with their athletes to coach at a higher level How to plan, implement and evaluate a developmental series of coaching sessions Level One plus one year of coaching as Level 1 coach Workbook Sessions logbook, Practical assessment 3 weekends
Level 3 Experienced coaches working with performance athletes The application of sports science to improve performance and examination of personal coaching approach and methods level Two plus one year coaching as Level 2 coach Practical Coaching Assessment, Oral Assessment, Written Assessment, Planning Assessment 13 days

Newsletter sign up

Sign-up for the Athletics Ireland E-Zine with exclusive interviews, coaching news and offers!

Which of the following best describes you?