The 11th National Coaching Forum entitled 'Fun To Full Potential - Coaching The Whole Athlete' will take place at the Institute of Technology Sligo from September 26 to 27. This forum promises to be the biggest and most extensive gathering of professionals and volunteers involved in sports coaching.
The National Coaching Forum will celebrate the impact good coaching makes at all levels to individuals, clubs, communities and nations and will challenge and inspire coaches to implement best practice and continue to raise the standard of coaching.
The title of the forum, 'Fun to Full Potential, Coaching the Whole Athlete', reflects these overall aims.
Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges in providing a holistic approach to coaching, to examine the notion that coaching is not about developing sport alone, but developing individuals also.
There will be a specific emphasis on a child centred approach for young people and an athlete centred approach as the person gets older.
Division 2A of the Ulster Bank League kicks off this weekend and with the move to five divisions of ten teams next season, there is a lot to play for in the months ahead. The action kicks off under the floodlights at Holmpatrick.
Following an extensive consultation with clubs on the future development of the All-Ireland League - the existing four divisions will be remodelled into five divisions of 10 clubs each at the end of the 2014/15 Ulster Bank League season.