Level 1 Course Announcement

Rowing Ireland is running a Level 1 Coaching Course in Athlone, starting on Tuesday evening 27th January 2015 and continuing on other dates listed below. The course is open to all clubs.

The Level 1 course is aimed at coaches with some experience in the sport and wishing to improve their coaching skills. Coaches will learn about planning and delivery of a training session on land and water. A specific module on strength training is included. The course covers practical skills such as how to teach good technique, how to rig a boat, introduction to periodisation, designing a training programme and delivering a good training session. Coaches will be helped to further develop their picture of what to look for in good technique. Other coaching skills covered include communication, goal setting, mental and tactical preparation and advice on nutrition-hydration. Coaches will get plenty of opportunity to practice and learn from hands on activities.

Coaches must attend all sessions and complete all course work to qualify for L1 certification. There will be ongoing assessment through the course activities, practical sessions and tasks as well as a written assessment covering topics covered in the course.

The course is certified by Coaching Ireland (formerly NCTC) and Rowing Ireland.

Course dates/times/venue:  Please note, Level 1 is a three day course divided up as follows:

Tue 27th Jan                       6.15pm to 9.30pm                            Athlone fire station training room

Wed 28th Jan                     6.15pm to 9.30pm                            Athlone fire station training room

Tue 3rd Feb                        6.15pm to 9.30pm                            Athlone fire station training room

Wed 4th Feb                      6.15pm to 9.30pm                            Athlone fire station training room

Sun 1st Mar                        9.00am to 5.00pm                            Athlone Boat Club/on water sessio

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 yrs of age. They must have completed the Introductory course and gained a seasons experience as an assistant coach OR have two seasons coaching/rowing experience gained within the last ten years.

Priority for places will be given to coaches who have completed the child protection awareness course from the Local Sports Partnership or Sport NI. You must complete this before final certification. You will be required to apply for Garda/PSNI vetting as part of L1 process.

Level 1 application form available from pat.mcinerney@rowingireland.ie  must be returned with fee payment of €150. Fee covers course costs, catering and materials. Payment can be made online at https://www.rowingireland.ie/payments/pay.php?type=other

Pat McInerney, Coach Education Officer.   Phone 00353-87-9695093(m),   pat.mcinerney@rowingireland.ie

Rowing Ireland National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Ovens, Co Cork.

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