“Child Centred Coaching”

University of Limerick June 14th and 15th 2019

Hosted By Sport Ireland Coaching


3rd conference of this 36-month project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.


The delegates will have an opportunity to attend eight keynote sessions and select from multiple workshops addressing issues including creating effective children’s coaches, keeping children involved, child centred coaching, session planning, physical literacy, ethics in children’s sport, holistic coaching, the pedagogical and motivational sport climate, and the role of parents in sport.

At the previous Conference in Leeds, the most significant element of the conference was the confirmation that iCoachKids, its philosophy and its main goal of supporting the development of a specialist children sport coaching workforce are much more than a three-year project, but has grown in to a global movement.

Sport Ireland Chief Executive, John Treacy, said:

“Sport Ireland is delighted to host the 3rd iCoachKids Conference in the University of Limerick. The previous edition of this event attracted a global audience from as far afield as the USA, Australia and South Africa, and we’re looking forward to a large number of delegates to listen to and debate some of the most important issues relating to creating effective children’s coaches. I would also encourage as many Irish coaches as possible to attend what will be an invaluable two days.“

iCK Project Director Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial said:

“We are delighted that Sport Ireland are hosting the 3rd iCoachKids Conference, and we are looking forward to engaging with National and International delegates, through our exciting technical programme.”

For more information contact Sheelagh Quinn


t: 00353 61 202895