Coach Developer

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Training and Supports

Coach Developer

Coach Developer Training and Support

A Coach/Instructor Developer educates and supports coaches throughout their coaching career. The suite of programmes offered by Sport Ireland Coaching in conjunction with the NGBs ensures they have the knowledge, skills and expertise they need for the role. 

The Coach Developer suite of Programmes provides a structure where support is the main theme. This Overview of Coach and Coach Developer Support shows who trains and supports whom within this structure, which elements are multi-sport and which are sport specific. Our experience and anecdotal evidence, shows that training Coach Developers and Coach Developer Assessors in a multi-sport setting, before they go back into their NGB to apply their skills, has longer lasting and wider knowledge base benefits than single sport only. 

There are currently three fully qualified members of the Trainer team (Two full time staff, one external) and one administrator. 

The programmes that run on an annual or multi annual basis are listed below

Level 2 Coach Developer

Training people in the skills required to train and support coaches up to and including Level 2 Coaching (knowledge and expertise)

Overview of Level 2 Coach Developer Course

Level 2 Course Outline

Coach Developer Assessor

Training experienced Coach Developers to support and where appropriate, to assess, Coach Developers within their own NGBs 

Coach Developer Assessor Training and Information. 

CPD Opportunites

CPD opportunities for : Trainers of Coach Developers (TCD) 

Coach Developer Assessors (CDA) 

Coach Developers (CD) 

‘Catch-up’ Weekends

For those who missed elements of any of the programmes due to unforeseen circumstances 

The full suite of Coach Developer programmes is listed below. 

Trainer of Coach Developers

Training those who will work in a multi-sport capacity or in large NGBs, training and supporting Coach Developers 

Coach Developer Assessor

Training experienced Coach Developers to support and where appropriate, to assess, Coach Developers within their own NGBs 

High Performance Coach Developer Assessor

Training for experienced Coach Developers working in a High Performance sector – this is aimed at those willing to work in a multi-sport as well as single sport environment, supporting High Performance coaches 

Level 3/Advanced (Performance) Coach Developer 

Training people in the skills required to train and support the highest level of coaches within an NGB

(Level 2 Coach Developer is a pre-requisite qualification for this programme) 

Level 3 Instructor Developer 

Training people working in the non-competitive Adventure Sports Sector to deliver up to and including Level 3 Instructor training programmes 

Click here for the course outline. 

Level 2 Coach Developer 

Training people in the skills required to train and support coaches up to and including Level 2 Coaching (knowledge and expertise) 

Level 2 Coach Developer ‘top up’

Additional training for those who trained as a Level 1 Coach Developer but whose NGB now has higher level qualifications that need their Coach developers to have a higher skill level 

Level 1 Coach Developer

Training people in the skills required to train and support coaches up to and including Level 1 Coaching (knowledge and expertise) when there is no Level 2 coaching programme within the NGB 

Others

‘Catch-up’ weekends for those who missed elements of any of the programmes 

CPD opportunities for:

  •  Trainers of Coach Developers (TCD) 
  • Coach Developer Assessors (CDA) 
  • Coach Developers (CD) 

Programme Design workshops 

Mentoring workshops 

Bespoke programmes and workshops on request 

Enquires relating to any of the above programmes should be directed to Hayley Harrison (HHarrison@sportireland.ie) as Head Trainer, or Ann McMahon (AMcMahon@sportireland.ie) for administrative queries.