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Rowing Ireland’s coach education team will be running Level One courses in the September-December period. Each course is spread over three in person days and four online zoom sessions.

  • Northern Ireland (Portadown BC) on Saturday, 2nd September and the 16th & 17th September.
  • Galway (location TBD) on Saturday, 30th September, and the 7th & 8th October.
  • Dublin (Neptune RC) on the 14th & 15th October and Saturday, 28th October.
  • Cork (location TBD) on Saturday, 4th November, and the 18th & 19th November.

If you have already registered there is no need to register again. If you haven’t registered yet please go to this PAGE on our website for an explanation of the course and to register if you wish to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Farrell at coacheducation@rowingireland.ie

Rowing Ireland’s Coach Education Programme is delivered by experienced Coach Developers who are trained by Sport Ireland Coaching (SIC).

We are now looking for experienced coaches who want to be involved in the development and support of coaches within the sport by becoming a SIC trained Coach Developer.

The Certificate in Sports Coach Development involves the development of Sports Coach Developers and provides learners with the skills required to deliver effective coach education courses and to identify and deliver relevant support to coaches in non-formal contexts. On successful completion of the programme, candidates will be deployed to train and support coaches at a level commensurate with their own coaching experience.   

The Certificate in Sports Coach Development is recognised as a QQI Level 7 Special Purpose Certificate in Sports Coach Development.

Applicants should:

  • Hold a Rowing Ireland coaching qualification Level 2 or higher. An exemption to this is possible where the applicant possesses particular skills or experience that would benefit the Coach Education Programme.
  • Be actively coaching for at least five years.
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • IELTS Level 6 or equivalent (for applicants for whom English isn’t their first language)

Training  involves attendance at all five contact weekends listed below. There will also be Coach Developer-related workshops, distance learning tasks, presentation tasks, observation tasks and delivery of coach education courses. 

Training Dates are:

Pre-course online session:30/8/23
Weekend 1: 16/17 Sept ’23   
Weekend 2:7/8 Oct ’23
Weekend 3:11/12 Nov ’23
Weekend 4:9/10 Dec ’23
Weekend 5:6/7 Jan ’24

On successful completion of the necessary assessments and graduation, Coach Developers will be asked to commit to the delivery of coach education courses for a minimum of 6 days per year for 3 years.

The fee for each nominee is €1200, which is covered by Rowing Ireland.

A Sport Ireland Coaching  Learner Pre-Application information pack is available HERE.

If this interests you please email me coacheducation@rowingireland.ie . I will arrange an initial Q&A with one of our Coach Developers who can answer any questions you might have. 

Are you still telling your coxes to put their hand in the air on the Race Start if they are not ready? Then you need to attend our online webinar RULES OF RACING FOR COACHES because that rule no longer applies. Many coaches remember the rules from when they rowed and forget that the rules are constantly being modified. 

We have arranged for Andrew Tubman, (Chair of the Rowing Ireland Umpires Committee) to run an information session to update coaches on what you should know. Topics covered will include:

  • Rules of racing – from making entries to race day
  • Common issues that umpires experience from crews
  • Tips for crews on the start line
  • How to appeal the result of a race. What are your options?
  • Question and Answer session

This online seminar will take place on Tuesday, 9 May at 8PM and is open to all coaches registered with Rowing Ireland. Please fill in the form below to sign up!

Rules of Racing for Coaches Registration

There are still places available for the Level One course taking place in Cork. Applicants will need to attend for the full day on 6th & 7th May and 14th May. There will be several online modules conducted on Zoom during weekday evenings as well.

Register your interest HERE and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions, please email Gerry at coacheducation@rowingireland.ie

There are still places available for the Level One course taking place in Killarney. Applicants will need to attend for the full day on 29th, 30th April and 6th May. There will be several online modules conducted on Zoom during weekday evenings as well.

Register your interest HERE and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions, please email Gerry at coacheducation@rowingireland.ie

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