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Become a Coach

Due to the dynamic nature of sport, coaching is a continual educational process. Volleyball Ireland has therefore developed an ever-changing menu of support programmes to assist our coaches in the personal advancement of themselves, their clubs, and their players. Our wide mix of face to face and online courses, webinars, workshops, plus additional events in line with the LTPD programme ensure coaches are well equipped to deliver ideal learning experiences nationwide. 

Listed below are VLY annual core coaching courses. Coaches require a minimum of Foundation level in order to obtain a licence.

Foundation Coaching Course

Next course on December 3rd, Ballymun.

€50 adult

€ 45 student/unwaged

Register here


Pre course requirements
 Read pre course pack


National League coach licence requirements

Garda vetting and Safeguarding 1 (If coaching anyone u18)

Course Outcomes

be able to Define the role of the foundation coach
Explore Fundamentals for children
Lead up games 1 v 1 ,1 & 1, 2 v 2, 2 & 2
Plan a volleyball Session for 3 v 3 & 4v4 volleyball
Provide appropriate feedback to players
Practice the use of observation skills

8 hours & 4 hours

Course Outline
Coaching philosophies
Role of the foundation coach
Fundamental movements
Lead up games 1v1, 1&1, 2v2, 2&2
Planning an delivering a session

Making the athlete

Club Culture

Level 1 Coaching Course

Next course TBD

€100/€90- student/unwaged

Registrations are now closed.


Pre course requirements
Completed foundation level course

One year min experience after completing Foundation Level Course
Complete pre course reading online quiz


National League coach licence requirements

Garda vetting and Safeguarding 1 (If coaching anyone u18)

Course Outcomes 

Define the role of the level 1 coach
Create risk assessments
Explore key points of technical skills
Identify systems of attack and defence
Plan and evaluate 6v6 sessions


16 course hours & 5 coaching sessions

Course Outline
Role of the level 1 coach
Coaching technical skills
Serve receive systems
Offence and defence systems
Planning and evaluating 6v6 sessions


Contact for all queries. Courses can be run on demand at anytime of year