IWA-Sport Introduction to Coaching Wheelchair Rugby – Level 0

Do you have a passion to help develop opportunities for people with a physical disability to reach their full potential through sport?


This ‘Introduction to Coaching Wheelchair Rugby’ course is part of the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland and was developed in partnership with Sport Ireland Coaching. It is designed to provide participants with information around basic coaching concepts and skills to support them to become competent and confident in organising and/or supporting a basic level wheelchair rugby session.


The course is designed to grow the wheelchair rugby family and support those who are interested in becoming involved in coaching wheelchair rugby with IWA-Sport. The course is also open to individuals who wish to learn more about the sport of wheelchair rugby.


  • The course is suitable for those passionate about sport and who want to learn more about the sport of wheelchair rugby.
  • It is suitable for beginner coaches aiming to work with juniors and beginner adults in wheelchair rugby.
  • Please note attendees must be 16+ years of age prior to the course start date.

Further Information

Attendees will complete 3 modules, both theory and practically based, which include general information about the sport, classification, roles of a coach, LTPAD model, communication, session planning and experience coaching basic activities.

After completing an IWA-Sport Introduction to Coaching (Sport) Coaching course, participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of IWA-Sport and the work we do
  • Increase their understanding of their chosen sports course (Wheelchair rugby)
  • Understand the different coaching styles, rules of the sport and classification
  • Be able to complete and deliver a session plan
  • Gain coaching experience (practical component) and the skills to become competent in leading a session
  • Receive an Introduction to Coaching (Sport) Certificate – Accredited by Sport Ireland coaching, Coaching Manual and material as well as ongoing support.
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Additional info
  • Date: Sunday 2nd October 10:00am- 5:00pm
  • Location: Upper Glanmire Sports Hall & Community Centre, Whites Cross, Upper Glanmire, Co. Cork. T23 EV2W
  • Price: €40.00
  • Queries/ Contact: Shannon.pollock@iwa.ie
  • Suitable for: Participants must be 16 years or over who is Interested in coaching Wheelchair Rugby
  • Capacity/No of tickets per event: Max 15 (Entries taken on a first come first served basis)
  • Max purchase quantity: 1 ticket per person
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation, you must inform shannon.pollock@iwa.ie via email. A refund can be guaranteed if cancelled in the 2 days prior to course start.

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