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Triathlon Ireland Coaching Course (Limerick)


Triathlon Ireland Coaching Course Level 1

For more details, visit www.triathlonireland.com


In order to set the foundations towards further development of a national coaching network, Triathlon Ireland will be rolling out Level One Coaching Courses throughout the country starting in Dublin on Saturday and Sunday 25-26 September from 9am-5pm both days. To strike while the iron is hot, this is the weekend directly following the culmination of the races on the TI calendar. This first course will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown and the National Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown.
Following the initial course in Dublin, several other courses will be held in the regional areas of Ulster, Limerick and Galway. These dates will be added to the TI race and event calendar as they are determined and publicised on this site.
Please note that a large number of people have already registered and it is unlikely Triathlon Ireland will be able to accommodate everyone with the first course in Dublin. Triathlon Ireland have 60 places available for this first course.
How much does it cost?

As an incentive to promote and increase the number of Level One coaches in TI’s affiliated clubs, the following price structure has been determined:
Level One Course Registrants nominated by a TI affiliated club: €175*
Level One Course Registrants NOT nominated by a TI affiliated club: €300
*When applying for the club rate you must be a current TI member and provide a statement from your Club Secretary indicating that you are attending on behalf of your club.

How do I register for the Dublin Course?
You simply need to complete the details at the following link:
Please note also that the Crowne Plaza are doing preferential rates for course participants as follows:
€75 room only double room
€85 room only twin room
€95 double occupancy bed & breakfast
€10 supplement for a twin room

Who are the tutors?

Triathlon Ireland is fortunate to have 5 accredited tutors who will be teaching the Level 1 Coaching Courses. They are Oliver Harkin, Lynne Algar, Sebastien Locteau, Eamonn Tilley and Jamie Bray.

What do I get for my course fee?

• Two days lectures and practical instruction from qualified triathlon coaches;
• Course Manual and Materials
• Lunch, Tea Coffee and refreshments on both days;
• Pool and Facility Hire;
• Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will receive TI Affiliated Coach Status, along with an accreditation card, which is valid for three years, and is a recognised accredited qualification with Coaching Ireland.

How is the course structured?

In addition to the two weekend days (structure below) there are a couple of other requirements necessary to attain the Level One accreditation. These include:
• Successful attainment of a recognised first aid accreditation**
• Successful Garda Working with Children Clearance and attendance at a Child Protection Awareness Seminar
• Attendance, and participation in one practical coaching session, at regional coaching day (held in your region) – this not only complements the theoretical components of the course, but will provide you with the opportunity to work with TI’s emerging talented athletes and world-class senior coaches.

**Please contact TI if you are in doubt regarding any first aid qualifications – examples of suitable courses include: Order of Malta, Red Cross and St John Ambulance.

Provisional Structure of Course Delivery

Please note that depending on number of participants the nature of delivery may be modified, though will follow a similar structure to the below.

Day 1:
09.30 am Welcome / Registration
10.00 am Introduction
10.30 am The Triathlon Coach
11.00 am How people learn
12:00am Code of Ethics and Working With Children
12.30 am Lunch
1.00 pm Safety: General safety in Triathlon
2.00 pm Planning: Planning from a template session
3.00 pm Break
3.15 pm Equipment (safety): In the coaching environment
4.15 pm Physiology for Triathlon
5.15 pm Review of Accomplishment of Day 1
5:30pm Home and Happy

Day 2:
09.00 am Techniques & Safety: Swimming Techniques
11.00 am Techniques: Cycling Techniques
12.30 am Lunch
1.00 pm Techniques: Run Techniques
3.00 pm Break
3.15 pm Planning: Session content
4:00pm Debriefing
05.00 pm Home and Happy

Coaching is a critically important aspect of the triathlon experience, and one that has been identified and earmarked for improvement within the current Triathlon Ireland Strategic Plan. The importance of coach education and development cannot be overstated, and as such TI is aiming to accredit 120 new level one coaches in the 2010/2011 off season.

Plans are also already underway for the development of the Level Two course and delivery is anticipated for 2011.