[Events] PEPAYS Lecture Series - Wednesday 24th February

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Tue Feb 23 16:29:00 GMT 2010

PE PAYS Lecture Series


Wednesday 24th February 2010

3.30- 4.30pm PE PAYS Research Centre P1-007


Bertz, S., T. Lambe, & A. Byrne

Coaching Ireland


Laura Purdy

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

University of Limerick


High Performance Coaches in Ireland:

Initial Reflections on an Emerging System


These scholars will share current work focused on high performance
coaches in Ireland. The high performance sports system is a rapidly
evolving and increasingly important element of the Irish sporting
landscape, reflected in public policy, the direction and level of
spending and organisational/institutional evolution - all signalling a
formal recognition of the high performance sector as central to sport in
Ireland. While certain aspects of high performance sport in Ireland are
beginning to be reflected in research (e.g. in relation to
elite/players), this has yet to be extended to high performance
coaching. This presentation aims to bring to light some initial findings
which highlight the complexity surrounding the coaches' positioning
within a highly fluid performance context (Bowes & Jones, 2006; Jones,
Armour & Potrac, 2004). It is anticipated that discussion on the
direction of high performance coach development in an emerging system
(i.e. Ireland) will be generated. Subsequently, the value lies in
further illuminating the roles, perspectives, pathways and prospects of
high performance coaches in the Irish context.


All Welcome



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