Sport Ireland to host ICOACHKIDS Regional Coaching Conferences

23 Aug 2022
Sarah Stanley

As part of the European Week of Sport, the Sport Ireland Coaching has developed a series of ICOACHKIDS Regional Coaching Conferences for coaches of children and teenagers of all sports. The conferences are in partnership with the Sport Ireland Network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) and the Sport Ireland Participation Unit.

There are four ICOACHKIDS Regional Coaching Conferences scheduled to take place in September and will be hosted in Donegal, Sligo, Limerick and Waterford by the respective LSPs.

Each conference will feature guest speakers, including Sergio Lara-Bercial (Professor of Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University) and Nicolette Schipper van Veldhoven (Professor ‘Sport Pedagogy, especially towards a safe sport climate’ at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences), and will discuss topics including the 10 Golden Rules to create positive developmental experiences for children in sport, and The Compass for Coaching Children.

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.

Entry for the ICOACHKIDS Regional Coaching Conferences is €10 and tickets can be purchased below: For more information click here.

ICOACHKIDS Conference Information