Welcome to our coaching resources page. Here you will find information and resources that will support your coaches.
Sport Ireland Women in Coaching Toolkit for Clubs
The toolkit has been developed as part of the work of Sport Ireland under the Coaching and Officiating pillar of its Policy on Women In Sport and in response to research conducted on women in coaching in Ireland. All sports organisations are encouraged to use this toolkit on a regular basis. It should become the constant reference for all organisational planning relating to the coaching workforce (staff or volunteers) in sport. There is no sport in Ireland that cannot benefit from understanding more about recruiting, developing, or retaining women in coaching.
This Factsheet has been developed by Sport Ireland Coaching in partnership with Stranmillis University College. It aims to consolidate the knowledge and understanding participants’ gained through completing the Physical Literacy Module – Foundation Level, which provides a personal and professional development opportunity for those interested in developing their own physical literacy and/or helping others develop their physical literacy throughout the life course.
Please find educational resources for coaches and athletes in relation to anti-doping on the Sport Ireland website.
Are your coaching numbers dropping in your club? Have you restarted post-pandemic with fewer coaches? See the Sport Ireland factsheet on re-engaging your coaches.
iCoachKids (iCK) is a not-for-profit initiative co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission which aims to support the development of a Specialist Children and Youth Coaching Workforce across the EU. Ultimately it aims to make sure all children and youth sport participants have a positive experience led by suitably trained coaches leading to a lifelong love for the sport and physical activity and healthier and happier lives.
Coaching Children Workshops
Sport Ireland Coaching have developed their Coaching Children Programme to provide candidates with a basic understanding of children’s sport and physical activity and best ways to optimise children’s enjoyment, participation and positive outcomes. The programme consists of 4 workshops and is designed to be interactive and practical. Providing coaches the opportunity to network with other coaches of children. Sport Ireland Coaching sees these workshops as the first stage of development and hope we can build on these workshops to develop a comprehensive education system for all those involved in children’s sport. For more details you can go to the Sport Ireland Coaching Children Webpage
We have also developed some video resources to demonstrate the activities discussed in the workshop. Please find more on our You Tube channel when you follow the video below.