A Coach or Instructor (Leader) Developer is a recent term brought in by Sport Ireland Coaching (SIC) to represent an individual that supports the learning and development of coaches or instructors.
The support could be through formal tutoring of education courses or informal settings such as workshops, conferences, webinars or with a coach/leader in their own learning environment. A Coach or Leader Developer (CLD) is likely to work with many coaches/leaders in one year; each of these coaches/leaders will probably work with a high number of riders in any one year.
Consequently, a highly effective CLD can influence the sporting experience of a very large number of sports participants at every level of cycling from Cycling Ireland’s (CI) participation programmes to the podium at major competitions.
The Certificate in Sports Coach Development (Coach Developer Level 2 Programme) develops the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to support sports coaches as part of a National Governing Body (NGB) coach education programme. The programme is a with mixed sports and a wide variety of other National Governing Bodies attending. There is also an Instructor strand of the programme relevant to the MBLA scheme.
Duration and Format: The programme lasts for 12-18 months with stage one including an initial online session followed by 5 weekends in Limerick normally over 6 months. Stage 2 consists of a work placement with Cycling Ireland to gain experience in course delivery. The expectation is to support and deliver at several Cycling Ireland coaching or leadership courses before being assessed and signed off by a SIC assessor or CI Coach Developer Assessor.
Programme Cost: The programme is fully covered by Cycling Ireland including travel to Limerick and accommodation if required.
For programme dates email Coach Education Manager email@example.com.
For further information download the Programme Brochure here
The programme develops entry level knowledge, skills and competencies needed to support sports coaches as part of a National Governing Body (NGB) coach education programme.
Duration and Format: The programme is delivered online and typically lasts for 4 months. After successful completion of the online sessions a work placement with Cycling Ireland is required to gain experience in course delivery. The expectation to support and deliver at several Cycling Ireland coaching or leadership courses before being assessed and signed off by a CI Coach Developer Assessor or experienced CI Coach or Leader Developer.
Programme Cost: The programme is fully covered by Cycling Ireland.
For programme dates and further information email Coach Education Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on pathways into becoming a Coach or Leader Developer, the application, selection and qualification processes, deployment information and CPD requirements of both existing and new CLD’s download the Coach and Leader Developer Framework here