Welcome to the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Coach Education and Club Development Programme for 2016/17.

At Council, we have a strong commitment to support the ongoing development of coaches, sports volunteers and sports club administrators throughout the Borough. We have compiled this programme to provide opportunities to further develop knowledge and skills, relevant to these roles, in enjoyable and engaging environments.

The programme offers a mixture of minimum operating standards for clubmark workshops, Club Leaders NI workshops to support clubs in the day to day running of the club and coachwork style sessions which are practical in nature, relating to optimal performance. A Coach Development Seminar will also take place on 2 April 2017 with the focus on children’s coaching, and will highlight the key role that coaching plays in the development of our young athletes.

Key theoretical principals and practical application of these principles will be overarching themes for the seminar, to assist coaches currently engaged in coaching to develop the whole child.