TrY Coaching for Transition Year Rowers

Calling all Transition Year rowers in or near Killarney!

Do you want to learn how to coach and use the experience to gain hours for your Gaisce Award? Or put time towards your work experience?

Come and learn to be a rowing coach with the Get Going Get Rowing programme!

We are running a TrY Coaching Workshop for rowers in the Killarney/West Cork area on February 7th, 2019.

For information on what is involved, keep reading:

TrY Coaching Course for Experienced Transition Year rowers.

In Get Going Get Rowing, we introduce secondary school students to the sport of rowing. Mostly, we do this through use of the rowing machine but often we take these students and put them on the water for a truer experience of rowing. We believe in the growth of the sport, whether it is with beginner rowers or experienced rowers. So, we also extend the hand of development to our experienced rowers who are in their Transition Year in secondary school.


So how do we do this?  We invite Transition Year rowers in rowing clubs local to our centres to get involved in coaching on the programme. Many students jump at the opportunity to get even more involved in the sport that they love and as a bonus they get to use the hours helping with coaching towards the work experience element of TY or towards the culmination of the hours they need to gain Gaisce awards.


What’s the process?  We train the TY rowers to be coaches with a Rowing Ireland approved Introduction to coaching workshop. In this workshop we discuss the key principles of coaching and then we apply those key principles to rowing. This is a Rowing Ireland/Coaching Ireland certified course for anyone who completes it with 3 coaching sessions. Once they have completed the coaching workshop, we get them coaching under the supervision and direction of our Community Coaches at our on-the-water introductory sessions.

TrY Coaching students who helped out with the Get Going Get Rowing 2018 On the Water Blitz in Grand Canal Dock during Active Schools Week #ASW18


One aim of the Get Going Get Rowing programme is to create a pathway to rowing and we do this by offering schools the option of bringing their more interested students to an on-the-water introductory session. The students attending these OTW sessions are then coached by our TY rowers. The TY coaches will communicate the key aspects of rowing to these novices and they also coach from the boat while on the water. This is the truest form of peer-led coaching and we find that the novice rowers respond very well to the coaching provided by their peer TY rowing coaches.


In addition to the valuation accreditation and hours gained for Gaisce, the TY rowers gain valuable coaching skills. They grow in confidence and ability as they coach throughout the academic year and this is also of benefit to their schools and clubs.

The delivery of our Get Going Get Rowing programme and events are supported enormously by these TY coaches. They form an invaluable part of the Get Going Get Rowing Team.


Do they enjoy it?  They say a resounding YES because they get to spend time in a boat during the school day, passing on their passion for the sport they love. They get to learn and grow in confidence in their ability to communicate with adults and peers. They have hands on involvement in shaping possibly a new generation of rowers coming into their club.


Want to TrY Coaching? 

For more details get in touch with Marko 089 208 4490

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