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Level 1 North Connacht (Sligo)

Focus on the development of sports specific skills, learning the correct posture and movements of all running, jumping and throwing events.


Event Description:

Level 1 Coaching Course Sligo  –

There will be 2 online theory sessions, followed by 2 full practical days held in September.


Zoom Online sessions

  1. Friday September 29th 6-9pm
  2. Friday October 4th 6-9pm

2 x All Day Practical Sessions

Day 1 - September 30th ,ATU Sligo Track  10am-5pm

Day 2 - October 5th, ATU Sligo Track , 10am-5pm

All dates must be attended to complete the course



  • Developing the techniques of running, jumping and throwing.
  • Understanding the effects of puberty in developing the young athlete
  • Planning and conducting a training session incorporating Running, Jumping and Throwing
  • Developing the mental capacities of the athlete towards fair play, discipline, confidence, concentration etc.
  • Developing the fundamental skills of Running, Jumping and throwing and making them more sport specific
  • Continuing the development of athletics in a fun environment
  • Child Welfare and Safety in events

Entry Requirements: Level 1 is open to all those 18 years or older who have completed an Athletics Leader course or an Assistant Coach course.

Assessment/ Qualification:

  • Practical assessment and continuous assessment throughout the course.
  • Sample training session
  • Observed Practice
  • Oral assessment

Cost: €100 - Included in the price for this course is a Coaching Manual.