Coach Education and Development
Sport Northern Ireland recognises that coaching plays a vital role in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in sport, as well as in the attainment of success at international level. Great coaches guide improvement in technical, tactical, physical, mental and lifestyle skills, as well as personal and social development.
Coach Education and Development is a priority and Sport Northern Ireland will be working with a range of organisations to improve the quality of coaching through effective planning, identification and recruitment, education, management, and profiling of the coaching workforce.
Sport Northern Ireland is responsible for the strategic direction of coaching in Northern Ireland. Sport Northern Ireland works closely with its partners at sports coach UK and Coaching Ireland to ensure that coaching is developed on a North South and East West basis. The UK Coaching Framework and the Coaching Strategy for Ireland provide the blueprints for raising the standard and status of coaching in Northern Ireland and identify the roles and responsibilities of all involved in the development and delivery of a top class coaching system.
Sport Northern Ireland deliver Coach Education and Development Workshops across Northern Ireland, through clubs, governing bodies and local authorities.
Sport Northern Ireland also fund a Practitioner Development Programme (PDP) which aims to support the development of high performance sport coaches n Northern Ireland.