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Coaching is integral to all clubs.

Expert coaching ensures the enjoyment and safety of all members in the club activity. If you are interested in a getting involved in sport & physical activity then volunteering as a coach is a fun, social and attractive way to gain skills and valuable experience which are essential for both your personal development and ultimately building your CV. Students, staff and graduate members of clubs are actively encouraged to get involved in coaching their respective sport at UCD. The Athletic Union Council and its members clubs can support you with unique coaching & volunteering opportunities while also assist with funding qualifications and training and development opportunities.   

A small number of UCD clubs also employ coaches to deliver their training. The recruitment, selection and management of all coaches (paid and voluntary) is the responsibility of each club. Club committee and coaches/leaders must ensure they have valid vetting and Safeguarding training, further details on these requirements can be found on the AUC Safeguarding and Garda Vetting section.

Full details of the AUC’s Coaching Policies are listed in the Club Operations Manual. Club committees should contact (opens in a new window)paula.cashman@ucd.ie for details of financial assistance for members obtaining formal coaching qualifications. Please also refer to Training & Development for full details of courses currently offered.

2023-24 Coaching Packs (Google Forms) are available to complete and submit below.

Paid Coaches

  • Submit Garda Vetting application (if applicable).
  • The Club completes the Coaching Contract template, and both the Coach and Club sign the contract.
  • Complete and submit the Coach Employment Pack (Google Form).
    • The coach uploads the their Coaching Contract & Safeguarding Cert in this Google Form.

Unpaid Volunteer Coaches

  • Submit Garda Vetting application (if applicable).
  • The Club completes the Volunteer Agreement, and both the Volunteer and Club sign the agreement.
  • Complete and submit the Volunteer Coach/Leader Pack (Google Form).
    • The volunteer uploads the their Volunteer Agreement & Safeguarding Cert in this Google Form.

Contact UCD Sport

Sports Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 2183 | E: sport@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)