New RIBSA Intro Level Coaches

On Sunday the 26th of May, RIBSA held an Intro Level Snooker Coaching Education Course in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow with Richard Toal from Mullingar and Martin Peoples from Galway.

The course was given by our National Coach PJ Nolan and was approved by Sport Ireland Coaching who governs Coaching in the Republic of Ireland. This one day Intro Level Course is designed for RIBSA members who want to start coaching basic skills in their local clubs.

The course covered everything in the approved coaching syllabus featuring Playing Techniques, Role of Coaches, Training Routines plus the Rules of the Game.

  • RIBSA Chairman Congratulations

RIBSA Chairman Jim Leacy was on hand to congratulate both on beginning the coaching process and RIBSA feel this is an important area in helping grow the game all over Ireland with qualified coaches spreading the word.

  • Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare Awareness Course

Both coaches will now need to attend a sport partnership 3hr Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course in their own area. These courses are organised by their local sports authority through the Sports Council. CLICK HERE

Finally, both will need to complete the Garda vetting before being presented with their Intro Level Accreditation RIBSA Certificates later in the year.

  • New Coaches

PJ said it is great to have two new RIBSA coaches with years of playing experience and both coaches were delighted with the content. If you would like to attend the next coaching course you should contact PJ on 086 8634507 or email pjcoach147@hotmail.com.

At present RIBSA now have 86 Intro Level Qualified Coaches who grow the game all over Ireland and are approved by RIBSA and Sport Ireland Coaching.

  • Course Costs

The course cost was €30.00 which included soup and a sandwich. All the coaches must be paid members of the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association for the 2018 / 2019 season with the cost of €15.00 per year.

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