iCoachKids Conferences Ireland

iCoach Kids Regional Conferences get underway

01 Sep 2022
Sarah Stanley

The iCoach Kids regional coaching conferences begin today, with Donegal hosting the first of four conferences scheduled to take place across the island of Ireland.

The conference will feature two guest speakers, Sergio Lara-Bercial and Nicolette Schipper who will deliver keynote speeches on topics such as the 10 Golden Rules to create positive developmental experiences for children in sport, and The Compass for Coaching Children.

The remaining three conferences will take place in Sligo, Limerick and Waterford over the coming three days, with the initiative developed by Sport Ireland Coaching as part of the European Week of Sport.

Places are still available on the remaining three courses, with tickets costing €10 and are available to purchase below.

ICOACHKIDS Conference Information

About the Guest Speakers

Sergio Lara-Bercial is a Professor of Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University (UK) and the Vice-President for Strategy and Development for the International Council for Coaching Excellence. He has published widely on a variety of sport-related topics including youth sport and coach development. Sergio is also the co-founder of ICOACHKIDS, a global movement helping coaches put kids first in sport by developing free resources for coaches, parents and sport organisations.

Nicolette Schipper van Veldhoven is professor ‘Sport Pedagogy, especially towards a safe sport climate’ at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She is also professor Sports Risks & Safety at the University of Twente, Enschede. She is also a strategic advisor on Youth Sport at NOC*NSF (1 day a week). Nicolette is a co-founder of ICOACHKIDS.