Who We Are

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 sufficient tutors of appropriate quality and skill to educate 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.