IABA’s Coaching Teenage Girls seminar takes place.

IABA’s inaugural in-person Coaching Teenage Girls workshop has taken place

This full day, in person event was funded through Sport Ireland funding ring-fenced for Women in Sport Initiatives. The seminar took place in the Clayton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin, on Saturday November 26th. It is one of a series of initiatives launched by IABA to mark International Day of the Girl on October 11th.

The workshop was aimed at coaches of girls aged 12 to 17. It has been developed by Sport Ireland Coaching in conjunction with the Federation of Irish Sport, the School of Health & Human Performance Dublin City University and Lifes2Good Foundation.

The workshop was developed to enable coaches to create a positive experience of sport and physical activity for girls in their formative years and provide an environment where girls and young women can develop holistically.

A strong emphasis is placed throughout the workshop on supporting coaches to identify and engage in effective coaching practice reflecting the importance of the coach-athlete relationship, and specifically the role of the coach in a young girl’s development. This involves employing a positive and athlete-centred coaching framework, to support the development of the autonomy, capabilities, and sense of belonging that underpin lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity