Coach Education

Below is an overview of the coach education framework available to all ITA coaches

Introduction to Coaching Taekwon-Do

This course is aimed at new assistant coaches/instructors who have little or no experience in teaching Taekwon-Do and at existing/experienced coaches who are engaging with the Taekwon-Do Advisory Board Coach Development Programme for the first time. The object of the course is to:

• Stimulate an interest in coaching Taekwon-Do

• Provide basic coaching skills

• Promote awareness of the coaching process

• Identify key factors in working with beginners and in particular young participants aged 6-8 years.

• Develop an appreciation amongst coaches of the technical, tactical, physical, mental, lifestyle and personal capacities related to the development of children at this age.

 

Course candidates will be aged 16 years or over and will hold a grade of 4th Kup or higher. Candidates will be asked to sign on to abide by the IMAC code of Ethics and Child Protection Policy.

The course duration is 12 hours, divided evenly over two days.

The cost of the course is €100 payable by cheque or order to Taekwon-Do Advisory Board

Course participants should bring Dobok and Belt, track suit, training shoes, writing materials

 

5 logged coaching sessions under the supervision of a senior coach are required to complete the course.

 

A Taekwon-Do Advisory Board Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all those who complete the full course and submit a completed and signed log book.

Level 1 Coaching Award

This is the Assistant Coach award on the TAB Coach Development Framework. This course is of 24 hours duration, split over the 4 days.

 

Key areas covered on this programme include:

  • Session planning
  • Skill development and progression
  • Coaching and learning styles
  • Communication skills
  • Key factors in coaching children aged 9-12
  • Physical development of children aged 6 - 12
  • Taekwon-Do skills to 3rd Kup
  • Basic sparring skills and tactics 
  • Teaching games for understanding

 

Assessment:
There is a multi-part assessment of coaches on this programme. You will be required to complete:

  • An open book exam based on the course manual (Bring to weekend 2)
  • 4 Logged Coaching Sessions (Completed in your club and peer reviewed)
  • Practical assessment (on course with children aged 9-12, preplanned topics)
  • Full attendance during all presentations is mandatory

Requirements:

Candidates must have completed 12 months IMAC membership

Candidates must be 18 years or older when commencing the programme

Candidates must hold 1st Dan or higher A TAB Introduction to Coaching Certificate or IMAC Level 1 Certificate First Aid Certificate Child Protection Awareness Course attendance certificate

The cost of the course is €200 payable by cheque or order to Taekwon-Do Advisory Board

Bring Dobok, Training Shoes, Tracksuit and writing materials on all days

You may be requested to bring 1/2 students to the final day for the exams

Level 2 Coaching Award

Coaches will be awarded a Level 2 Coaching Certificate with IMAC and Coaching Ireland accreditation. This is the Senior Club Coach award on the TAB Coach Development Framework. 

This course is of 60 hours duration, split over the 9 days

Key areas covered on this programme include:

  • Season planning, periodization, peaking, tapering, performance profiling, goal setting
  • Motivation, anxiety, stress management, flow, emotional control
  • Key factors in coaching adolescent athletes and social adults
  • Physical, social, cognitive and emotional development of athletes aged 13-17 and of social adults
  • Group dynamics
  • Review of child protection
  • Taekwon-Do skills to 2nd Dan
  • Physical and technical progressions of kicking techniques
  • Intermediate sparring skills, tactics and strategy
  • Teaching games for understanding
  • Biomechanical analysis and coaching progressions for Special Technique
  • Advanced analysis techniques, notational, video, biomechanics
  • Physical testing and assessment
  • Peer group presentations, reflective practice, plan-do-review
  • Strategic coaching of self defence

 

Assessment:
There is a multi-part assessment of coaches on this programme. You will be required to complete:
  • An open book exam based on the course manual (bring to Day 5)
  • Season long coaching project with peer presentation and review
  • Full attendance during all presentations is mandatory
Requirements:
 
Candidates must be 19 years or older when commencing the programme
Candidates must hold 1st Dan or higher
Candidates must have completed 12 months IMAC membership
An IMAC Level 1 Certificate
First Aid Certificate
Child Protection Awareness Course attendance certificate
 
The cost of the course is €500 which is paid in two installments
 
Bring Dobok, Training Shoes, Tracksuit and writing materials on all days
 
NB: For your coaching project you will need to be directly coaching at least 2 and preferably 3 students aged 14 - 17 and grade 4th Kup to 1st Dan. If you are not the senior coach in a club you will need to get the permission of the senior instructor and the consent of the students and their parents to begin this programme.