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Become a Coach

Becoming 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

October 2nd – Colaiste De Hide, Tallaght

€50/€45- student/unwaged


Pre course requirements
Garda vetting and safeguarding 1 (If coaching anyone u18) Read pre course pack

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

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

Level 1 Coaching Course

Not scheduled

€100/€90- student/unwaged


Pre course requirements
Completed foundation level course
Garda vetting and Safeguarding (if coaching anyone u18)
Complete pre course reading online quiz

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 sessionsNOt scheduled



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