Twenty coaches from Ireland and Great Britain attended the 10th D course for Regional Coaches hosted by the Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting Association in Dublin, Ireland.
Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee member Mr. Kevin Kilty conducted the course at the request of the International Shooting Sport Federation where he holds the distinction of being the head tutor for the ISSF Training Academy and chairman of the ISSF Coaches Committee.
The course was supported by the Olympic Council of Ireland who arranged the delivery of the sports medicine and physical training modules of the course by Dr. Paula Fitzpatrick of Dublin City University.
A key goal of the course was to give coaches a structured methodology in how to develop coaching sessions and the importance of planning and organization in the provision of performance coaching.
“We are very grateful to the Olympic Council of Ireland and the ISSF in supporting us in delivering this course. The work of Mr. Kilty was very well received and we hope that this is just the start of a series of coaching initiatives that we will undertake this year.” said General Secretary of the ICPSA Mr. John McCormack.
ISSF Head Tutor Mr. Kevin Kilty supervising students course work
Dr. Paula Fitzpatrick conducting the Sports Science modules of the course