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Community Coaching

Are you unemployed, working part time, retired or previously self-employed? Do you want to obtain coaching experience in GAA, Athletics, Soccer, Boxing and Basketball, so that you can work as a Coach?

Community Coaching is an exciting initiative originally piloted in Mayo and now recognised as a national programme delivered through the Sport Partnership Network. Numerous successful programmes have taken place throughout Mayo with the initiative receiving an Aontas STAR award in 2013, which recognises excellence in adult education.

Course content will include a classroom-based learning component including a FETAC accredited module in Occupational First Aid. It will also deliver accredited training in Child Protection in Sport- Safeguarding 1, Sport Ireland Active Leadership and Disability Awareness. A new Children’s Coaching Programme accredited by Coaching Ireland will also be included in this new phase of the initiative.

In addition to these accredited modules the programme will also provide information through specialist guest speakers on how to:

  • set up and manage your own business,
  • enterprise opportunities,
  • job readiness skills,
  • personal development,
  • building self-esteem and self-confidence,
  • identification of personal progression options in employment,
  • plus further education and training opportunities.

Trainees will also be afforded the opportunity to coach in local primary schools and also deliver some local community participation initiatives.

Community Coaching programmes run for three days a week for ten weeks and is open to currently un/underemployed men and women who can see the potential in becoming a part time / full time coach in these sports or in developing their own business.  The Community Sports Coach Training Programme is supported by the Dormant Accounts Board and is an equal opportunity training programme.

Partners include Mayo Sports Partnership,Sport Ireland, Dormant Accounts Board, South West Mayo Development Company, Mayo North East Leader Partnership, Mayo County Council, Athletics Ireland, Connacht Rugby, Connacht GAA, the FAI, Irish Amateur Boxing Association, Tennis Ireland and Basketball Ireland.

To book your place on one of our courses please go to Courses & Events Calendar

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