Coach certificate requirements

TRI Leader

6 Steps to becoming a Tri Leader

  1. Complete a Tri Leader One day course
  2. Triathlon Ireland membership 
  3. Safeguard 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop- provided by Local Sports Partnerships.
  4. Basic First Aid Course 
  5. Garda Vetting/Access NI.
  6. Code of Conduct Form (Form 8/Form 10)

Level 1 - pre 2015

  1. Become a TI member.
  2. Coaching LogFive supervised coaching hours
  3. Three session planners. Written plans of a session coached - 1 of each discipline. These must be signed by the supervising coach. 
  4. WADA. Real Winner course. This is an online anti-doping course. Please find it here. 
  5. Attendance at one Junior Academy or Participation day throughout the year. This not only complements the theoretical components of the course, but will provide you with the opportunity to work with TI's emerging talented athletes and world-class senior coaches
  6. First Aid Cert. Please find a list of courses here. A copy of your cert must be supplied to TI.
  7. Safeguard 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop
  8. Garda Vetting/Access NI if coaching juniors or vulnerable adults.
  9. Code of Conduct - A Form 8 OR Form 10 must be supplied annually

Level 2

  1. Become a TI member.
  2. Coaching Log - 10 supervised hours
  3. Six session planners. Written plans of a session coached - 2 of each discipline. These must be signed by the supervising coach.
  4. WADA. Coach True course. This is an online anti-doping course. 
  5. Attendance at two Junior Academy or Participation day throughout the year. This not only complements the theoretical components of the course, but will provide you with the opportunity to work with TI's emerging talented athletes and world-class senior coaches
  6. First Aid Cert. Please find a list of courses here. A copy of your cert must be supplied to TI.
  7. Safeguard 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop
  8. Garda Vetting/Access NI (incl. ID Proofing
  9. Code of Conduct - A Form 8 OR Form 10 must be supplied annually.
  10. ID Proofing - this only needs to be completed once - either a Form 8a or as part of the Access NI application.

Continued Professional Development

Coaches must maintain their qualification by attending 2 seminars or courses annually. Theses can be run by Triathlon Ireland, Swim Ireland, Cycling Ireland or Athletics Ireland.