Coaches Club Workshop: Aine McNamara

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Foyle Arena

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Derry and Strabane District Council ‘Coaches Club’ Sessions

The Derry Strabane Coaches Club provides a series of bespoke learning opportunities to a community of local coaches who are eager to improve and develop. Each session is led by an expert facilitator who will share their knowledge and expertise on a specific topic. Coaches will also be encouraged to interact and share learning with each other.

This initiative is developed in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland and Derry and Strabane District Council in order to support the development of coaches across the region.

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Presenter: Dr Aine McNamara

21st October 2019, 7-9pm. Foyle Arena.

Áine is currently a Reader in Elite Performance and Coaching at the University of Central Lancashire having joined the university in January 2010. Her background is in physical education and coaching, and she has worked with young people in a range of sporting environments as an educator, coach and sports psychology consultant. She consults widely with NGBs, schools, and sport organisations supporting the implementation of coach education and talent development pathways.

Áine’s research focuses on talent development processes and youth coaching in sport and other performance domains. She completed her PhD in Talent Development in 2010 and has published over 50 papers and book chapters focusing on psychological characteristics of developing excellence and biopsychosocial perspectives on talent development, as well as co-authoring the book ‘Talent Development: A Practitioners Guide’.

This workshop will draw upon the latest evidence to dispel myths about talent development and offer practical advice to coaches on designing and optimising the talent pathway, including the talent identification process and optimum development and coaching environments for all levels of athlete.

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