WEIGHTLIFTING IRELAND    

 

   Level 1. Assistant CoachWeightlifting for Fitness and Sport.

 

Aim:

These courses are a result of Weightlifting Ireland implementing a standard coaching curriculum for all coaches. This is the first level of four available in the coaching curriculum. It is suitable for all fitness and sports coaches. The aim of level 1 is to provide Coaches with the ability to introduce participants to the sport of Weightlifting, the technique of the Clean and Jerk, the Snatch and associated exercises.

 

Duration:

3 Day contact time.

Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm

4-week break.

Day 3 including Assessment

Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Entry requirements:

Participants should be 18 years or over, and have a knowledge of weight training and a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology

 

Accreditation:

Weightlifting Ireland and Sport Ireland Coaching.

 

Fees:

Course Fees and Certification:

Level 1 Assistant Coach – €350.00.

Concession rates available for Weightlifting Ireland members and participating Universities and College

 

Further course Information:

Please contact coaching@weightliftingireland.com

 

Level 1 “Club Coach” – Olympic Weightlifting Coach

 

This allows a coach to participate at Weightlifting Ireland competitions and coaching events.

 

Requirements: 

Up to date membership.

IWF Rules & Regulations MCQ written test

Sport Ireland Anti – Doping protocol

Certificate from Sport Ireland Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s sports course.

National Vetting completed through Weightlifting Ireland. (Coaches working with U18s)

 

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of the “Assistant Coach” course.

 

Fees:

There are no fees from this award.

 

Further course Information:

Please contact coaching@weightliftingireland.com

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTLIFTING IRELAND    

Level 1. Assistant Coach to Club Coach Pathway

Introduction:

Olympic weightlifting movements and weight assisted exercises are an integral part of strength and conditioning programs in many sports. Due to the nature and complexity of these exercises both the theoretical and practical coaching competencies are essential elements within the delivery process in order to gain maximum results.

 

Aim:

These courses are a result of Weightlifting Ireland implementing a standard coaching curriculum for all coaches. This is the first level of four available in the coaching curriculum. It is suitable for all fitness and sports coaches. The aim of level 1 is to provide Coaches with the ability to introduce participants to the sport of Weightlifting, the technique of the Clean and Jerk, the Snatch and associated exercises.

 

Duration:

Level 1 “Assistant Coach” Weightlifting for Fitness and Sport.

70 hours, comprising of a minimum 24 hours course contact time, 30 hours internet lectures / course manual with 16 Hours Logbook procedures and practical coaching. Course contact time will be over a minimum of 3 Days. EWF On-line Anti-Doping Education Quiz.

 

Level 1 “Club Coach” Olympic Weightlifting Coach

This allows a coach to participate at Weightlifting Ireland competitions and coaching events. Requirements: Up to date membership. Certificate from Sport Ireland Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s sports course. National Vetting completed through Weightlifting Ireland. IWF Rules & Regulations MCQ written test.

 

Entry requirements:

“Assistant Coach”. Participants should be 18 years or over, and have a knowledge of weight training and a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology

“Club Coach”. Following successful completion of the “Assistant Coach” course and a minimum of 6 months coaching practice

 

Methodology:

A strong emphasis will be maintained on the skill development with the enjoyment aspects of weights exercises. Involvement of coaches in practical coaching activities,

(Devising, demonstrating, observing, analysing, providing feedback) will be encouraged. Discussion, activity and the provision of core principles and frameworks will be utilised in order to promote the independence and adaptability of the coach from the outset.

 

Practical Coaching:

Course contact time will be 40% Lecture based. 60% Practical based

 

Assessment Assistant Coach:

  1. Photograph / Video fault test. 2. Practical Coaching test.
  2. Logbook and Reflective Learning Journal. 4. Anti-Doping Education On-line Quiz

 

Evaluation:

Course participants and tutors will be asked to provide a written evaluation of the course.

 

Course Fees and Certification:

Level 1 Assistant Coach – €350.00. Weightlifting Ireland with Sport Ireland Coaching Accreditation,

Level 1 Club Coach – No fee. Licensed Weightlifting Ireland Club Coach

Concession rates available for Weightlifting Ireland members and participating Universities and Colleges.

 

 

 

 

 

Weightlifting Ireland Coach Development Pathway

 

Outcomes and Competencies

 

Level 1 Coaching Outcomes:

 

  • Introduce the basic movements of the Core lifts and assisted exercises to beginners
  • Apply and correct basic weightlifting skills to ensure that each athlete has the opportunity for optimal learning and performance in a simple coaching environment
  • Identify basic common faults in technique
  • Develop and produce a 8 week training programme for a beginner or novice lifter.
  • Demonstrate coaching competencies relevant to a Level 1 Coach

 

Level 1 Coaching Competencies:

 

Valuing Problem Solving Interaction Critical Thinking Leadership

 

Valuing
Articulates his/her own values regarding a specific coaching situation.
Chooses a previously-taught, well-defined course of action in a simple coaching situation.
Provides a basic rationale for his/her choice of a course of action.
Problem Solving
Solves a limited number of simple coaching problems posed in an environment where all the variables are under control.
Interaction
Undertakes some reflection about his/her own ways of interacting and intervening with others.
Applies fundamental learning principles appropriate to the given coaching situation.
Communicates clearly a simple message
Critical Thinking
Recognizes the need to gather information and think about own experiences in order to assess their importance as a basis for taking future decisions and action.
Leadership
Brings about a positive outcome to a simple coaching situation.
Has a positive influence on the behaviour of individuals, groups or teams.
Works collaboratively with others.
Recognizes the efforts of others.

 

Level 1 Assistant Coach

Weightlifting for Fitness and Sport

Role: Plan, implement sessions for introducing the lifts to beginner athletes

 

 Level 1 Club Coach

         

Olympic Weightlifting

 

Role: Plan, implement and review sessions for novice Athletes

Provide basic coaching skills relevant to fundamental/early train to train stage Demonstrate coaching competencies relevant to a Level 1 coach

 

Provide basic coaching skills in line with the Federation National Competition standards.

·    Planning, organising, assisting coaching and reviewing sessions

fundamental/early train to train stage)

·    Code of Ethics and Fair Play

·    Anti- Doping Certification

·    Theory Test

·    Practical Coaching Test

·    Code of Ethics Certificate

·    *National Vetting

·    Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Protocol

·    IWF Rules and Regulations

70 + hours, 8-15 hours logged experience.

Minimum 3 days contact time.

To progress to Club Coach. A minimum of 6 months coaching

12 hours study + *3 Hours. Sport Ireland Code of Ethics

 

                                                                                                                                        *Coaches working with Children