On the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May an Introduction to Coaching Taekwon-Do course was held in Donabate Taekwon-Do Club under the auspices of the Taekwon-Do Advisory Board and IMAC. 17 Participants undertook 2 days of training covering topics such as; the child athlete, the role of the coach, motivation and discipline, observation skills, warm up, physical development, technical skills and instruction methodology, games for understanding and sparring tactics.
As usual the course followed a largely practical format with Tutor Adrian Byrne providing feedback and facilitation with the assistance of Mr Daniel Dillon on Saturday and Mr Donal O'Donoghue on Sunday. All coaches had multiple opportunities to try the coaching strategies and techniques discussed, sometimes with their peer coaches but also with young children from Donabate and Loughshinny who came along to help out.
I would like to thank Mr Terry Donnelly and Mr Derek Hanlon for making all of the local arrangements and hosting the course. I would also like to thank the children and their parents who volunteered their time on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon to help new (and experienced) coaches to develop their skills. Finally I would like to thank and congratulate the coaches on their attendance and active participation on this sixth Introduction to Coaching Taekwon-Do course.
Some feedback from the participants:
Report by Mr Adrian V Dan
Posted by Stephen Ryan