Upcoming Level 1 Coaching Course Dublin, Nov 2018

Rowing Ireland are pleased to announce a Level 1 Coaching Course in Neptune RC starting on Wed evening 7th Nov 2018 and continuing on other dates listed below. The course is open to all clubs.

Places are limited so priority will be given to applicants who are actively coaching and planning to take on coaching roles in the coming season.

The Level 1 course is aimed at coaches who have already gained some experience in the sport and are 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, race preparation and advice on nutrition-hydration. Coaches will get plenty of opportunity to practice and learn from hands on activities. There will be an emphasis on real coaching practice on the water including feedback and an improvement plan.

Coaches must attend all sessions and complete all course work to qualify for L1 certification. There will be in course assessment through the course activities, practical sessions and tasks as well as a written assessment covering topics covered in the course. There will be an assessment of coaching practice as well as a follow up of logged coaching hours/sessions.

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


Wed 7th Nov                     6.15pm to 9.30pm                            Neptune RC

Sat 10th Nov                      1 hr after Dublin Head, time to be confirmed, Neptune RC

Sun 11th Nov                     12pm to 6.30pm                               Neptune RC

*Wed 14th Nov                6.15pm to 9.30pm                            Neptune RC *

*this date may need to be flexible to match with a tutor availability but will be set up to suit all on the course.


  • The Irish Sports Council child protection basic awareness module (safeguarding1) which is compulsory for all L1 coaches will be delivered on this course.


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 applicants who are currently active.

You will be required to apply for Garda/PSNI vetting as part of the L1 process.

Level 1 application form available from pat.mcinerney@rowingireland.ie  must be returned with fee payment of €150. Registration and payment can be made online.

For more information on coaching course please go to: https://www.rowingireland.ie/coaching-courses/

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


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