This years forum is based on the Pathway Theme, (Long-term Player/Athlete Development) and will include keynote addresses from three world class experts: Dr. Istvan Balyi, Prof. Craig Sharp, and Prof. Dave Collins. In addition, leading Irish practitioners and administrators will provide practical advice for coaches and practitioners working at all stages of the player/athlete pathway in this country.
Overall Forum Aims:
1. To introduce delegates to the issue of Long Term Player/Athlete Development and to receive feedback on the proposed Irish Model.
2. To provide delegates with practical steps, guidelines, and activities relevant to the stage of the pathway at which they coach, participate, or administrate.
3. To motivate and inspire delegates to continue to work at their level of the pathway.
4. To provide delegates with the opportunity to network with each other.
All workshops will be practical in nature and will be applicable to all sports. A full listing of presenters is available on the NCTC website at www.nctc.ul.ie/Forum/index.htm
The Director of IRFU Rugby Development, Eddie Wigglesworth, recommends that all IRFU club secretaries and administrators ensure that the relevant personnel attend the 7th National Forum. In particular the Saturday programme on the 6th September, as it deals with many of the developmental and structural issues faced by clubs at the sub 19 age levels.
For information and for booking forms go to the NCTC website at www.nctc.ul.ie/Forum/index.htm