Sport NI Children’s Coach Development Week

During the first week of September 2015 Sport Northern Ireland will host its annual Children’s Coach Development week.

Events will take place between from 1-3 of September and at a range of locations across the province, with opportunities for full/part-time and volunteer coaches, and coach managers/developers.

The development opportunities on offer for coaches will provide access to leading presenters, trainers and practitioners in the children’s coaching domain. Each workshop will take a look at a different aspect of children’s coaching from observation skills and fundamentals of movement, to programme and season planning; behaviour management, through to fitness and strength development for young people.

This year’s events are presented in partnership with Ulster University. A full list of opportunities is available below…

Children’s Coach Development Week 2015 Events

Developing High Quality Children’s Coaches – A Reflection on International PracticeDescription: A seminar investigating international leading practice in the development of coaches of children
Date/Time: Tuesday 1 September, 9.45am-1.00pm
Venue: Seagoe Hotel, Portadown
Presenter: Sergio Lara-Bercial, Leeds Beckett University / ICCE
Target Audience: Coach Managers / Coach Developers
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Eye-Tracker – Observation in Children’s Coaching- FULLY BOOKED
Description: A workshop focusing on the observation skills of coaches, using innovating eye-tracking technology
Date/Time: Tuesday 1 September, 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus
Presenter: Tandy-Jane Haughey & Robin Gregg, Ulster University
Target Audience: Coaches of Children
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Developing the Road Map for Your Coaching – Child-Centred Programme and Season Planning
Description: A workshop focused on developing a model for coaching children which promotes learning throughout your programme and season.
Date/Time: Tuesday 1 September, 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: Craigavon Leisure Centre
Presenter: Sergio Lara-Bercial, Leeds Beckett University / ICCE
Target Audience: Coaches of Children
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Coaching the Future – Children’s Coach Development Day 2015 – FULLY BOOKED
Description: A development day for coaches of children offering a choice of four workshops as well as two key note addresses from leaders in the field
Date/Time: Wednesday 2 September, 9.15am-4.00pm
Venue: Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus
Presenter: Sergio Lara-Bercial, Tandy-Jane Haughey, Robin Gregg and John Morrison
Target Audience: Coaches of Children
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Building a Strong Foundation – Physical Preparation for Children Playing Sport – FULLY BOOKED
Description: A workshop led by experienced S&C coach Joe Gallanagh which will focus on developing good movement habits with children, fitness and strength development for young people, considerations for young female athletes and how what you say makes a big difference
Date/Time: Thursday 3 September, 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: Foyle Arena, Derry/Londonderry
Presenter: Joe Gallanagh
Target Audience: Coaches of Children
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View Sport NI’s short video which gives a brief overview of previous events, including some comments from coaches in attendance.