Trinity Sport has launched a new Youth Coaching Academy to provide 16 – 18-year-old future coaches, youth leaders and sports professionals with the tools to start their journey in sport leadership.

The initiative has been created in conjunction with Sport Ireland and Swim Ireland.

The Academy will cater for 40 participants, with an application process taking place to select suitable candidates. Trinity Sport are working with Trinity Access Programme to provide five scholarship places for their link schools.

The week-long academy will consist of workshops, training and interactive learning sessions, with the aim being to build confidence, increase knowledge and work on leadership skills, all in a fun environment at the Trinity Sport Centre at the heart of Dublin City.

There will be two initial week long courses from June 20th to 24th and then June 27th to July 1st.

Among the elements on the course will be an introduction to the fundamentals of movement; team building sessions, water safety, safeguarding, and workshops on coaching children as well as performance coaching.

“We’re delighted to launch the Trinity Sport Youth Coaching Academy,” said Niamh Digby Bratton, Sport Programme Officer at Trinity College Dublin.

“The weeklong academy will enable young people to develop the skills and confidence to become effective leaders in a sporting environment.”

“We want participants to harness the skills and knowledge they develop during the Youth Coaching Academy to make a positive difference to their local communities.”

It looks like a great idea and adds to the numerous youth leadership initiatives across sport in a very practical area.



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