Master Class Series of Workshops MarchApril 2012

Master Class Series of Workshops April 2012

NB:  Change of Date and Time

Sports Psychology Enhancing Performance through Creative Coaching in Sport

from tonight Monday 26th March to Monday 2nd. April 2012

Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are hosting a series of three MasterClass Workshops for Coaches and Athletes in March/April.

The three workshops will each focus on a different topic including Performance through Creative Coaching , Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition in Sport, and will be presented by top specialists in their fields including Ger Hussey, Des Ryan and Sharon Madigan. See below for more details

1. â€Å“Enhancing Performance through Creative Coaching in Sport.â€Â

Gerry Hussey â€â€œ Top Irish Performance Psychologist.

Date; Monday 2nd of April at 7.30pm in Sligo Park Hotel.

Venue; Sligo Park Hotel. Cost €5 

Gerry will get down to the â€Å“nitty gritty ways of how and whatâ€Â helping coaches and athletes develop psychology systems and techniques in many areas, including building self-esteem, self-belief and relaxation techniques – preparing the mind to reach its potential in competition. Gerry has been Performance Psychologist with the Irish Boxing team for the last 9 years, Munster Rugby for 4 years, David Gillick among other top class athletes, the Irish Rowing and Sailing teams and various County GAA Football teams including Sligo in 2012. 

2. â€Å“The latest in Strength and Conditioning Coachingâ€Â (Theory&Practical)

Des Ryan â€â€œ Fitness Education Manager.

Date; Wednesday 11th April 2012. Time; 7.30-9.30pm.

Venue; Sligo Park Hotel. Cost €5 

You will come away from this workshop understanding what exercises are appropriate at each stage of development from youth to adulthood, how to screen athletes, help them move correctly and the latest in strength, mobility and to help athletes move properly thus making a huge difference to performance. Des is the Fitness Education Manager for the I.R.F.U. and has presented many conferences including the International Rugby board and the GAA’s national coaching development conference. Des was head fitness advisor Connacht rugby from 2000 to 2008. 

3. â€Å“Nutrition that makes all the difference in Sportâ€Â

Sharon Madigan â€â€œ Performance Nutritionist.

Date; Friday 27th April 2012. Time; 7.30-9.30pm.

Venue; Sligo Park Hotel. Cost €5 

Sharon will highlight the vast difference dietary habits can make on performance. What and when to eat and drink for athletes to achieve their best. Sharon lectures Sports Nutrition and Health at DCU and is responsible for the delivery of nutrition services for elite Irish Athletes across a range of sports including those preparing for the London Olympics. She has also been responsible for the provision of Nutrition to the Ulster Rugby Academy, Senior Ulster Rugby team, County GAA football teams of Down, Donegal, Derry and Dublin hurling team 

For further details please contact:

Esther Mooney, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, VEC Offices, Riverside, Sligo.

Tel; 071-9161511




26-Mar-12 by Padraig MacDhorcai Oifigeach Oiliuna