Rowing Ireland’s Coach Education Programme is committed to providing high quality learning opportunities to its coaches and clubs across the island.

But the arrival of COVID-19 has placed a number of restrictions on our capacity to deliver these courses. So, we have been working on how best to meet the needs of our clubs and their coaches. The result is our new Hybrid Learning System for our coaching courses. Simply put, this means that instead of travelling to our courses during the evening or at weekends we will deliver many of the course modules through live and online sessions with only the most essential practical segments delivered face to face.

With the adoption of virtual and remote tools, there is an opportunity for Rowing Ireland to harness virtual training methods to not just mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the coach pipeline but also to increase the efficiency of our delivery and improve the learning experience for our coaches.

The body of work required to produce the Introduction to Coaching and the Levels 1 and 2 courses is very large and while we are now launching the Introduction to Coaching Course it will be some time before the Level 1 Course is finished and approved by Sport Ireland Coaching.

If you want to sign up for our new entry-level course, An Introduction to Coaching, please follow this link: https://www.rowingireland.ie/coach-education/online-coach-education/

If you have any questions please get in touch with our Coach Education Coordinator, Gerry Farrell, coacheducation@rowingireland.ie