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In Pursuit of Excellent Children's Coaching

Sport Northern Ireland: Coaching Development

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 from 09:30 to 15:00 (BST)

In Pursuit of Excellent Children's Coaching

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This event is primarily targeted at full-time coaches of children, particularaly those deployed through the Department of Education NI Minister's Programme for Sport and Sport Northern Ireland's Active Communities Programme.

There will be opportunities to attend 2 of the 4 practical and theory workshops offered, as well as one brief 'all delegate' session to introduce the event. 

Workshops include:

  • In Pursuit of High Quality Movement in Children: Dave Lasini (SINI Head of Strength & Conditioning)
  • Competitive Engineering: Maximising Skill Development in Games: David Morley (Professor, Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Growing the Sporting Habit in Children: Liz Burkinshaw (sports coach UK Technical Lead for Participation)
  • Supporting Teachers & Apprentice Coaches: Initiating Mentoring Support Ian Stafford (Hutton Park)


Speaker Biographies

Dave Lasini

Dave is the Head of Strength and Conditioning (S&C) at the Sports Institute Northern Ireland and leads the strategic and operational delivery of S&C to SINI athletes and programmes. Previously Dave has been Senior S&C Coach for Hockey at the Australian Institute of Sport, S&C Coach at Saracens Rugby Football Club, Sports Science Coordinator at UK Sport and S&C Coach/Sports Scientist at the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Professor David Morley

David Morley is Professor of Physical Education and Youth Sport at Liverpool John Moores University. He has experienced teaching Physical Education in a number of secondary schools for nearly ten years and was also employed as the Director of a national Primary school soccer initiative. Whilst at Leeds Met Carnegie, he led a talent development in PE and sport research unit and was project director across a range of research areas. He has worked on talent development and movement programmes with the Youth Sport Trust, Sport England, Rugby Football Union and a variety of professional sports clubs, including Manchester United FC and Wakefield Wildcats RL.

Liz Burkinshaw

In her technical lead role for participation at sports coach UK, Liz is responsible for developing resources and tools for participation coaches who work within informal, recreational and sports settings. She has experience in a wide range of areas including sport development, outdoor education and educational consultancy, with responsibility for working with children, young people and families to change physical activity and sporting behaviours.

Ian Stafford
Ian has worked extensively in teaching, higher education, coaching and coach development. Currently running his own company 'Hutton Park', Ian was previously Director of Coaching System Development at Sports Coach UK and is a visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland. Ian has also worked with national governing bodies of sport and national sport agencies. One of his key responsibilities within Sports Coach UK was to oversee all developments relating to coaching children. Ian has authored a number of coach development resources in the area as well as editing a book entitled 'Coaching Children in Sport'.

Do you have questions about In Pursuit of Excellent Children's Coaching? Contact Sport Northern Ireland: Coaching Development

When & Where

University of Ulster - Sports Centre
Shore Rd
BT37 0QB Newtownabbey
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 from 09:30 to 15:00 (BST)

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Sport Northern Ireland: Coaching Development

For event queries please contact coaching@sportni.net or call 028 9038 3809

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