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Secondary Tug of War Programme

Secondary Schools

TY Tug of War Coaching Programme

Cork Secondary Schools

Irish Tug of War Association and Cork Sports Partnership have teamed up to roll out a Secondary Schools Tug of War Programme in 2020/21. The programme will run across a limited number of Cork Secondary schools throughout the 2020/21 school year.

The aim of the programme is to introduce secondary school pupil (TY’s & 1st years) to the Sport of Tug of War in a supportive environment through a peer led programme. 

Following a TY training day (10am – 12pm) delivered on school grounds, the TY students will lead Tug of War sessions for 1st year students in PE classes over 6 sessions supervised by a PE teacher. At the end of the 6 sessions an ITOWA Tutor will assess the TY students run a Mini Blitz in the school with the 1st year students they have been working with.

How much does the programme cost?

This programme will cost €2 per participant and a School Affiliation of €100. This includes an Irish Tug of War coaching certificate in conjunction with Coaching Ireland along with a resource pack for each student. The programme is valued at €1,500 and is heavily subsidised by the Irish Tug of War Association and Cork Sports Partnership.

Steps Involved in the Application Process

Step 1: School registers TY students to participate in the Transition Year Coaching Programme by completing the programme registration form with Cork Sports Partnership (limit of 35 students per class).

Step 2: Registration will be acknowledged by Cork Sports Partnership.

Step 3: Successful schools will be contacted by Cork Sports Partnership to confirm acceptance on to the programme and invoiced €2 per participant and a School Affiliation cost of €100. Unsuccessful schools will be placed on a waiting list for future phases of the programme.

Step 4: Following receipt of payment, The Irish Tug of War Association will contact all successful schools to arrange a suitable training day in the school.

Step 5: Each TY student will receive a two hour coaching course run by a qualified instructor. Following this a community coach will facilitate training sessions in the school.

Step 6: TY students will lead Tug of War sessions for 1st  year students over a 6 week block

Step 7: TY students will run a Mini Blitz in the school with the 1st year students they have been working with

Contact Details:
Tug of War TY Programme
Please fill out the form for Secondary Schools.

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