In partnership with the University of Ulster and supported by Sport Ireland Coaching, Gymnastics Ireland is proud to present the GymEDGE Sports Coach Development Programme.
It is internationally recognised that Gymnastics as a sport provides key skill sets that can assist other sports develop the complete athlete or player. This programme functions as a CPD tool for any coach from any sport with any ability who is interested in using gymnastics to enable their athletes or players to work on and improve their Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) as well as their Sport specific skills - giving them the edge!
"It is a great basis for any child coming into sport is that they are involved in gymnastics, and if they go on and do other sports later in life, they are better athletes because of it". John Tracey, CEO, Sport Ireland
“It is fantastic to see a workshop like this which can help coaches and teachers to identify where key motor skills may need development. The workshop is very interactive, giving participants lots of practical ways to enhance coaching sessions and make them safer and more enjoyable for children.” Gillian Costello, Sports Partnerships Executive, Sport Ireland
GymEDGE has the potential to make a real impact in the on-going development of coaches from all sports across Ireland while simultaneously increasing the awareness and understanding of gymnastics as a sport.