SPORTS COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Sports are highly encouraged in Ireland, not just as a career but as a way to keep children away from harmful activities such as gambling and substance abuse. This association works at ensuring that sports standards are at high levels by governing training, health education, and physical education.
Trainers affect how well athletes do in their careers, and it is, therefore, necessary that training activities get regulated. As such, this association looks into how training activities can get better to put athletes in a position to progress in their careers. As such, the association puts together frameworks which trainers can use as a map as to what they can do for the players. Some of the critical approaches in the structures include teaching trainers how to relate to the players to create a suitable working environment and what courses to take to improve on their training skills.
The frameworks also provide for the quality of standards which trainers should have for the sports industry to thrive. With such measures in place, the expectations to which athletes hold their trainers will increase, and this will push trainers to perform even better as a result. Targets are also in place for the trainers to help keep them motivated for the tasks ahead. The association works closely with trainers in the country to come up with an implementation strategy for the policies.
The association believes that these strategies will go a long way in improving the status to which trainers get held in the county. With the upgrading of training standards, athletes will have a renewed sense of faith in their trainers, and this will help them work harder at sports. The new policies will also have an emphasis on safety in the sports world and trainers will pay attention to how best they can prevent their players from coming to harm. As such, training will transform from a rigid practice into one that is fun and safe, thus making it an activity to which both trainers and athletes can look forward.
The strategies outlined in the association are not only for trainers, but they also deal with the interests of other participants in sports. As such, as a trainer transforms from a rigid instruction giver to a nurturing trainer with a clear guideline on expectations, athletes will also have a chance to get their needs met. In this way, nobody gets left behind in the new strategy.
There has been a trend where non-qualified trainers have gained entry into the sports industry, thus leading to poor training practices. The association aims at ensuring that trainers in sports are qualified such that they can assess the needs of players and come up with plans accordingly. In this way, the number of unprofessional trainers in the industry can reduce, and a positive change in the caliber of athletes in the country can get seen. By the time the association shares the required education across the country, people will have noticed a difference in the level of training. The association will also work with the government towards developing a sustainable approach to training.
Code of ethics
There is a set code of ethics by which participants in the training industry have to abide. This set of rules acts as a guide to players in the industry such that they can tell when they are not in line with the association’s requirements. It also protects players.
This association’s strategies will work towards providing support and education to athletes and trainers in Ireland. In this way, the future of athletes in the sports world, as well as their success, will be secure.
Challenges facing the sports industry
The sports world has undergone many changes over time, and these improvements call for more involvement of the association.
Demand for traineres
With the growth of sports across Ireland, the need for qualified trainers has gone up. As such, the association has seen a need to train more qualified trainers in the field for better results in the sector. This need also calls for increased standards in the training industry. Trainers can no longer rely on hands-on experience gained from interacting with players, but they must also build on skills acquired from taking courses. The new standards set by the organization require that trainers start at the basics from where they will learn all that they need to about how to engage with players, other trainers and all participants in the sports industry. In this way, the trainers that come into contact with players will have adequate knowledge to pass on to those under their wings, and they can trainer other trainers, thus leading to a new level of standards in the industry.
The need for qualified trainers translates to a need for more resources in the sports sector concerning training facilities. As such, the association must come up with ways to meet the needs of trainers in training for the successful implementation of the strategies in place.
The association looks at these challenges as the building blocks for the success of the new age of trainers. These challenges are not obstacles, but rather the members look at them as directions as to where the organization should focus most of its resources. With an emphasis on investing in, uniting and supporting trainers in the country, this association is set to scale new heights in the times to come.
In time, the association hopes that people will look at training in a different light and that this change in perception will lead to an increase in participation in the coaching industry.