The ISA will run an ISA Level 2 Coach training course next February, once again to prepare coaches to deliver ISA Go Racing 1 & 2 of the SBSS, as well as for general coaching of the sport. Coach tutors David Harte and Rory Fitzpatrick (trained by Coaching Ireland and the Irish Institute of Sport ) draw on experience of their own training combined with genuine experience to deliver the course to up to eight suitable candidates. The course runs over six days and requires participants to have attained a high level of racing performance (as detailed on application form), a VHF License, ISA Safety Boat certificate and valid First Aid qualification.
11th and 12th of February, Dublin
28th of February to 2nd of March, Schull, Co. Cork
To be completed within six months following the completion of Part 2
Coaches are given the tools to assist sailors to train effectively, make informed choices regarding their sporting future and compete effectively as racing sailors. Course content enhances knowledge and delivery of shore and on the water based sessions which includes core coaching principals, meteorology, technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects as well as many more.
Recently qualified ISA Level 2 Coaches have varied in the coaching they have delivered over the past two years in clubs around Ireland, at regional level, youth national / international level and a number also operate as full time coaches on the Olympic racing circuit.
: Trevor Millar, CEO Sailcoach and Olympic medal coach from Beijing & Athens in the Laser class.
"The ISA’s coaching course was an excellent tool to help take my staff to the next level of their coach development. It efficiently covered a number of topics such as communication, coaching priciples and others which has made a notable difference to our staff performance. The course is professionally run and still facilitates lots of interaction with open and freeflowing exchange of ideas. I would recommend it to anyone serious about being a successful coach."
Application form is available to download below.