Introduction to Coaching Course


Introduction to Rowing Course description

Our comprehensive one-day (or two evenings) program is designed to equip you with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to become a proficient rowing coach. Each course is limited to a maximum of 16 participants to ensure interactive learning experience. Throughout the course, you will engage in a variety of activities, including pre-course preparation, group discussions, breakout sessions, and quizzes

Course Topics:

  • Understanding the Coach’s Role: Learn about the responsibilities and expectations of a rowing coach.
  • Coaching Skills: Discover effective strategies for conveying your message clearly and concisely to athletes.
  • Rowing Technique: Learn about the rowing technique for sculling, sweep and on the erg.
  • Physical Requirements for Rowing: Understand the physical attributes required for rowing.
  • Planning Coaching Sessions: Learn how to design and structure coaching sessions effectively.
  • Code of Behavior: Explore the ethical and behavioural standards expected of coaches and the welfare of participants.
  • Safety Considerations: Understand safety protocols and considerations within your club.
  • Practical: After attending the seminars you will have the opportunity to put your skills to practice.


  • Successful completion of the Introduction to Coaching Course qualifies you as an assistant coach under supervision.
  • Please note that assistant coaches are not yet qualified to lead squads independently.
  • As you gain coaching experience, you can progress to Level 1 certification.
  • Upon course completion, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement jointly issued by Rowing Ireland and Sport Ireland Coaching.

Course Fee: €80

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