Women in Coaching – The Next Level: ”We asked, You Answered.. We Listened”

A Rowing Ireland Women in Sport ProgrammeSupported by Sport NI and The Get Going…Get Rowing, Women in Sport Programme, Sunday 5th February 2016 3pm-4pm, Avon Ri, Blessington

In Ireland we have nearly 50% of women rowing and a vast number of women partaking in Rowing Ireland coaching courses. These women are not transitioning to on the bank coaches or Level III courses. Why is this? We want to help encourage more women to get involved by empowering and giving them techniques and confidence to do it. Last year we held a Women in Coaching workshop with Laryssa Biesenthal, a World Rowing Level IV coach. She has coached for two Olympic cycles for Canada and Australia. Laryssa also has two Olympic medals as an athlete and she is passionate about women in coaching and helping them get on that coaching ladder.
In line with this and last year’s coaching workshop outcomes, Rowing Ireland Women in Sport programme together with Sport NI are organising a weekend with Laryssa to coach and mentor female coaches. The first session will be in Portadown (Intro and Level I coaches) and the second will be in Blessington (invite only).

There will be an open session for all coaches (male and female) on Sunday 5th February from 3pm-4pm and all coaches are invited to this.

Ask the Questions of an Olympic Athlete and Coach

How to coach women – are they different – the age old question?
How should you coach them differently?

Should you wish to attend, please e-mail: michelle.carpenter@rowingireland.ie by Wednesday 1st February at 1pm.

  • January 31st, 2017