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Project FLAME

Community-Based, Volunteer Coach Education Programme

Following the successful pilot of the community-based Project FLAME programme in 2020, Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with University College Cork and the Project FLAME team to roll out a number of community programmes in 2021.

The aim of this programme is to provide volunteer coaches of youth sport in Cork with some coach education in fundamental and functional literacy for activity and movement efficiency (FLAME). As a result of COVID-19, the programme is currently being delivered online via 2 online workshops.

Project FLAME Background

Project FLAME (Fundamental and Functional Literacy for Activity and Movement Efficiency) commenced in University College Cork in 2016, with the aim of improving the functional and functional movement skills of adolescents in secondary schools. This multicomponent, movement-oriented intervention was rolled out in schools across Cork and saw significant improvements in students’ functional movement patterns, and fundamental movement skills following their participation in this intervention.

Workshop Content:
  • What are functional and fundamental movement skills, and why are they important.
  • The benefits of developing physical literacy for young players and/or athletes.
  • An overview of Project FLAME and how it can be used to develop youth physical literacy.
  • How to use digital resources with children and adolescents in your coaching sessions.
  • Features of movement quality to consider when coaching children and adolescents the functional and fundamental movement skills.
Upcoming Programme Details:

2 x online workshops on delivering Project FLAME (75mins x 2) & 1 x follow on focus group (1 hour) 

  • Programme 1:
    • Online workshops: Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd April (19:00 - 20:15)
    • Focus Group: Wednesday 28th April (18:00-19:00)
  • Programme 2:
    • Tuesday 18th May (19:00 - 21:00) (Now being delivered over 1 night)
    • Focus Group: Wednesday 26th May (18:00-19:00)

  • Programme 3: (FEMALE ONLY PROGRAMME)

    • ​June - Tuesday 15th June 19:00 - 21:00

    • Focus Group: Thursday 17th June (19:00 - 20:00) 

In return for full commitment to the programme (i.e. attendance at online workshop and 1 focus group session), coaches will receive priority access to resources and follow-on training opportunities in 2021 with the Project FLAME team and Cork Sports Partnership.

Application Process (Step by Step) 

Step 1: Coaches register to participate in the Project FLAME coach education programme by completing the online registration form available at https://forms.gle/kBZ1EyTd7Cp1yhph9

Step 2: Registration will be acknowledged by the Project FLAME team following the closing date for registrations on the 18th April, 2021. 

Step 3: Successful coaches will be contacted by the Project FLAME team to confirm acceptance on to the programme. Unsuccessful coaches will be placed on a waiting list for future phases of the programme.

Step 4: The Project FLAME team will provide coaches with further details of both workshops and subsequent focus groups, and coaches will be assigned a workshop accordingly.

Step 5: Coaches will ensure maximum attendance at both workshops and the subsequent focus group as required by acceptance on the programme.

Step 6: The Project FLAME Team, Cork Sports Partnership and Coaches will work together to ensure maximum impacts from the programme.



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