BECOMING A COACH

Karate Ireland is part of the National Coaching Development Programme. This programme designed by Coaching Ireland is based on best practice of several coach education programmes and is the benchmark for Karate Ireland Coaching Ireland has a quality control mechanism for ensuring this. Our coach development model aligns itself with the Long Term Athlete Development model with the courses designed to meet the competencies necessary at each stage of development for the karateka and the coach.

Karate Ireland is the National Governing Body (NGB) for karate in Ireland and our objective is to organise and administer most of the organised karate in Ireland. Karate Ireland administers karate by training and deploying coaches; organising representative level sport; providing sporting opportunities and pathways leading from local sport to national and international competition.


COACH EDUCATION COURSE

The aim of Karate Ireland is to continually support and develop the education of its coaches. Karate Ireland has currently two courses; An Introduction to Coaching and a Level 1 Coaching Course.

The introductory course must be completed before progressing to Level 1. Our courses are designed to be practical and educational and to meet the needs of the modern coach. Courses are rolled out very year so keep an eye on http://www.karate-ireland.ie/.

The Level 1 Coaching Course is designed to raise the standard, status and profile of coaching in Karate Ireland and to provide karateka with the best quality coaching through their involvement in sport.

The Level 1 coaching course is a 4 day course run over two weekends. It is both interactive classroom and practical based. The course involves many aspects of coaching which are of huge practical benefit to instructors/coaches of karateka and who manage clubs or associations. The Level 1 coaching course has been developed in close association with Coaching Ireland (CI) and their Coaching Development Officers and has been validated by CI. The course is broad based and looks at many aspects of coaching such as training children including mental aspects, preparing for competitions, technical & tactical aspects, anatomy, lifestyle, safety, physical fitness, just to give you a flavour of what's involved. The course allows for discussion of opinions also and everyone has a chance of learning from each other's experiences.


COACHING COURSES FOR 2018

Introduction to Coaching course will take place on Saturday, 28th April in Dublin.

Level 1 Coaching course will take place on the 12th and 13th May 2018 (1st weekend) and the 29th and 30th September 2018 (2nd weekend) in Dublin.

Exact details and venue to follow.

Mr. Leo Mulvany | The Coach Tutors Secretary | 0874159858 | leomulvany1@eircom.net


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