Hybrid coach education

We have developed a new Hybrid Learning System for our Introduction to Coaching and our Level One Coaching Courses. We can now deliver many of the course modules through both live and online sessions with the most essential practical segments delivered face to face in the gym and in regional rowing centers.

Introduction to Coaching Course

  • Each course consists of five modules (max of 15 participants) with our coach developers and
    will include:
    • some prior reading,
    • group participation,
    • breakout discussions, and
    • online quizzes.
  • Topics covered include:
    • The role of the coach.
    • Coaching skills and how to get your message across clearly and simply.
    • Rowing technique – what should you be looking for?
    • The physical requirements for rowing.
    • Planning a coaching session.
    • Code of behaviour for coaches and the welfare of participants.
    • Safety considerations in your own club.
    • Finally, there will be a session organized to put the learning outcomes into practice.
  • In total, some 7 hours of a learning experience split between 4 X 1-hour sessions and 1 X 3-hour practical.
  • Those who complete the Introductory course are qualified as assistant coaches to coach under supervision. They are not qualified to take charge of a squad on their own. Coaches can move on to Level 1 certification once they build up some coaching experience. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Rowing Ireland.
  • Please note you will need access to a computer/tablet and Internet access to complete your online learning. Once your place is confirmed we will request payment of €80 to book your place on the course.

Level One Coaching Course

Course candidates should be 18 years or over and should have attended the introductory course (or will be actively participating in rowing or coaching and recommended by a coach, coach developer or club captain).

  • The course consists of seven modules (max of 15 participants) with our coach developers and
    will include:
    • some prior reading,
    • group participation,
    • breakout discussions, and
    • online quizzes.
    • In addition, there will be practical sessions organized in a club near the participants to put the learning outcomes into practice.
    • In total, some 27 hours of a learning experience split between 7 X 1.25-hour sessions either live or some may be online and 3 X 6-hour practical modules, made up of:
      • Two coaching sessions, to include rigging, at a designated regional centre.
      • One strength and conditioning workshop, also at a designated regional centre.
    • Each session will be followed by a homework or learning exercise, which you will need to complete before moving on to the next session.
    • You must complete a Safeguarding course prior to commencing Level One.
    • Your learning will be assessed.
    • You will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Topics covered include:
    • Coach & Athlete Characteristics & Setting the Right Environment.
    • Effective Communication, Goal Setting & Training Programs.
    • Coaching Skills, Best Practice & Training Diaries.
    • Technical Overview, Common Mistakes &Drills..
    • Nutrition & Hydration.
    • Strength & Conditioning Theory.
    • Safety considerations in your own club.
  • This is the second step on the Rowing Ireland ‘Coaching Pathway’ and will certify you to become a Level 1 Coach in your club. Successful completion of this course will typically enable you to coach Junior 12 to Junior 18 athletes and adults from novice to intermediate grades. This syllabus has been developed using teaching best practices in conjunction with Sport Ireland Coaching. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Rowing Ireland and Sport Ireland Coaching.
  • Please note you will need access to a computer/tablet and Internet access to complete your online learning. Once your place is confirmed we will request payment of €320 to book your place on the course.

If you have any questions about these courses please email Gerry at coacheducation@rowingireland.ie

Coach education Registration Form

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