“Coaching is a conversation, a dialogue, whereby the coach and the individual interact in a dynamic exchange to achieve goals, enhance performance and move the individual forward to greater success.” Zeus & Skiffington

The coach plays a crucial role in the development and promotion of wheelchair rugby. Essentially the coach is the person who enables players to become competent by assisting and challenging them to achieve their full potential – whatever that may be. The challenge for the coach is to create the right environment for learning to occur. 

There are a number of reasons for becoming a coach: to be more involved in the sport, or you may have been a player yourself and want to ‘give something back’ to your sport. By learning how to become a coach, you can provide a positive experience for others and for yourself. Coaches represent many different roles to many different people. Coaches are viewed as teachers, mentors, role models, friends, and as leaders in the community in which they become involved. Coaches contribute to the community, have an enormous effect on the development of our youth, and participate in a great learning experience. Whatever the reasons for wanting to become a Coach, there is a constant demand for good coaches. The first requirements to becoming a successful coach are having an interest in wheelchair rugby, and the enthusiasm to become involved.

For more information about coaching opportunities and becoming a wheelchair rugby coach in Ireland please contact us: