Southern Sports Partnership to deliver Coach Development Seminar Sunday 20th March 2016

Southern Sports Partnership to deliver Coach Development Seminar

Sunday 20th March 2016 will see the Southern Sports Partnership deliver a Children’s Coach Development Seminar at Richhill Recreation Centre in Armagh from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  This event has been organised to give sports clubs and coaches from across the region the opportunity to listen to the latest developments in respect to coaching children and also engage in the practical elements of the workshops, delivered by expert coaches in their fields.

This seminar entitled ‘Children’s Coaching: Building a Platform for Lifelong Development’ will 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 principals will be overarching themes for the seminar, to assist coaches currently engaged in coaching to develop the whole child.

The first workshop of the day, to be delivered by Stephen Beattie (current Ulster GAA tutor), will give an insight into the principles of fundamental movement skills which underpin athlete development in any sport.  

Alison Curran will then deliver a presentation looking at how to manage challenging behaviour from an educational perspective, with coaches gaining an understanding of the application of de-escalation and de-fusion strategies to manage unwanted behaviour.

The final workshop of the day will be delivered by renowned Strength & Conditioning Coach Joe Gallanagh who has worked with a number of different sporting organisations including Ulster Rugby, Munster Rugby and Donegal Senior & Minor Football teams. This practical workshop will focus on developing good movement habits with children and will explore fitness and strength development for young athletes within a holistic athlete centered approach.

Amanda Mogey, Sports Partnership Officer, said: “This year, we have lined up a great range of speakers, with a strong emphasis on practical workshops, so there should be something for all coaches and leaders working with young people at all levels of sport”.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. The cost for the seminar is £10 and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

To book a place please contact Amanda Mogey, Sports Partnership Officer at Southern Sports Partnership on 028 3831 4470 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The brochure for the seminar including a full schedule of workshops is available for download via: