What We Do

Sport Ireland Coaching has a very broad remit which includes the following roles:

  • Ensure performers and participants receive the best quality coaching throughout their involvement in sport.
  • Lead the development of coaching in Ireland through the implementation of coach education and support programmes (CDPI)
  • Deliver services to NGBs and coaches.
  • Develop, implement and manage coach certification, accreditation, continuing professional development and licensing systems with the relevant partners.
  • Establish agreements with key partners to develop coaching (NGBs, agencies, LSPs and others)
  • Ensure there are enough Coach Developers with appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to educate and support coaches
  • Quality assure the coaching system internally and appoint external bodies as required.
  • Manage information on coaching and a coaches database for Ireland
  • Implement a research and information programme
  • Manage and monitor the implementation of the strategy
  • Raise the status and profile of coaching in Ireland
  • Develop an implementation plan
  • Develop and introduce coach recognition awards
  • Lead the training and development of Coach Developers through the Coach Developer suite of programmes