Skills Development for Teams workshop taking place as part of the Council’s ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme promoting excellence in local sport

17th January 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is organising a “Skills Development for Teams” course on 6 February 2019 in the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown at 7.00pm as part of the ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme.

The programme is delivered and funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, and provides opportunities for those involved in sport in the district to gain coach education.

The “Skills Development for Teams” workshop will offer coaches an excellent opportunity to supplement their learning with regard to skills development in team sport. This workshop will be applicable for coaches who work within team sports and will focus on elements such as variability, practice design and principles of the game. Understanding these concepts and principles will enable coaches to design fantastic learning environments for their athletes and participants.

The session will be delivered by Scott McNeill, Coach Developer for GB Hockey. Scott is an experienced coach educator and has provided learning programmes for many coaches throughout his career. In 2018 Scott started a roll with the English Premier League as the Programme Lead for the Elite Head of Coaching Programme (EHOC).  This programme aims to create a fundamental step change in the quality of coaching provision across professional football by developing the full time Heads of Coaching in each Club. Scott’s session will be very interactive and focus on the complexities of developing skilful players in a team sports environment.

Courses offered as part of the ‘What’s Your Game?’ Club and Coach Education Programme are also beneficial to junior sports clubs in helping them to achieve Clubmark NI status – a recognised standard which demonstrates a club has achieved a level of quality in the areas of management, coaching and safety.

The ‘What’s Your Game’ programme also includes a range of expert tuition focussing on such areas as fundamentals of movement to help develop young athletes and issues around club structures. Being able to offer such expert coaching and advice has the added bonus of attracting new members to clubs. These masterclasses will be delivered in partnership with the North West Coaching Network.

For further information on the ‘What’s Your Game?’ programme or to register online for any of the upcoming courses on the programme please visit the Council website at www.fermanaghomagh.com or alternatively contact Billie-Jo Irwin, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777 or email billie-jo.irwin@fermanaghomagh.com.

Application forms are also available at reception at Omagh Leisure Complex, The Grange and the Connect Centre, Omagh; Fermanagh Lakeland Forum and the Townhall, Enniskillen; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea, and the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown.