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ISA Junior Seminar II

Calling all youth sailors who’d like to get better at sailing

Ross Killian, ISA Academy Coach leads the next ISA Junior Seminar on 6 & 7 May – please save the date !

The first ever ISA Junior Seminar took place in the Sport Ireland Institute of Sport on the 4th & 5th of February. The seminar was attended by youth 22 sailors from clubs all over the country, and had two main objectives:

  • to teach sailors about the variety of factors impacting their sailing performance,
  • and to introduce the ISA Pathway.

Speakers on lifestyle and performance topics were clinical nutritionist, Nora Ni Fhlannagain, sport psychologist Dr. Kate Kirby, and physiotherapist and strength and conditioning expert Mark McCabe.

On arrival parents were met with an introductory talk by ISA Performance Director, James O’Callaghan and were given a tour of the facility where many of our top Olympic athletes across all sports train and receive input from support services such as physiotherapy, sport psychology, and physiological testing.

“A very informative and interesting weekend and lots of food for thought”

The feedback from the attendees was very positive and the questions and interaction with all the speakers was enthusiastic and brilliantly directed. The sailors were very impressed with the Institute of Sport itself which is encouraging as it is a place where a new culture of sport performance in Ireland can really thrive.

Save the Date

The next seminar will take place on 6 & 7 May 2017 at the Sports Ireland Institute of Sport, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

For those sailors who attended Seminar 1 the next seminar on May 6th & 7th will build on the topics already covered. There will be a variance in speakers and sailors are encouraged to attend for a second time.

Applications for the seminar will open in April.