High Performance Coaching

Sport Ireland Coaching facilitate High Performance coaching in three primary ways: 

  • Working directly with NGBs to develop their Advanced Coaching programmes 

  • Providing training for Coach Developers working with High Performance coaches 

  • Designing and delivering programmes that meet the needs of multiple High Performance coaches and/or NGBs in a multi-sport setting. 

The very essence of High Performance coaching, coaches operating at the highest levels with those who have potential to achieve on the biggest stages means that the training and support we offer is tailored to situations and environments as they arise.  Each NGB has different requirements and this is reflected in the programmes and support offered. 

Current/ongoing High Performance projects and programmes include 

High Performance Coach Developer project 

Athletics Ireland Level 3 High Performance Programme 

Hockey Ireland Level 3 High Performance Programme 

Review of the Swim Ireland Level 3 High Performance Programme 

Development of a multi-sport High Performance coaching workshop series  

These are all in line with the Sport Ireland High Performance Strategy 


Hayley Harrison is responsible for all High Performance Coaching programmes within Sport Ireland Coaching, and can be reached by email: HHarrison@sportireland.ie