People need maintenance and upgrades even more than machines do.
Retraining is maintenance.
Training is an upgrade.
Development is the next generation model.
Aside from our jobs with private and public clients, the Sports Development Center works towards the development of sport at the grassroots by developing and implementing Physical Education (PE), multi-sports and competitive sports programs in schools and communities, training coaches and PE teachers as well as managing grassroot sports programs.
Participation in sport and physical activity has a plethora of associated benefits ranging from improved health to developing elite performers but the extent to which these benefits are realized is dependent upon the process of sport development. In short, sport development is about providing opportunities and pathways for people to take part and fulfill their potential in sport.
The ICTIDC`s Sport Development Center is a sport development unit of the ICTIDC that uses sport as a means for the holistic development of young people and their communities, by promoting their sustainable participation in sport, as well as providing those with the ability and desire, a platform to excel and progress to higher levels.
SDC`s Sports Education for Children and Youth
Healthy development of children and young people through sport.
Physical education and sport to make an educational impact for
motor skills development and performance and improvement of educational potential.
PE activities also strengthen the positive relationship between being involved in physical activities and improving the psychosocial development.
Physical education in schools and communities
Providing physical education both inside and outside of schools as a crucial step in helping young people to learn and develop life skills.
Social and emotional development
In terms of the social aspects of child and youth development, SDC at ICTIDC covers the three main areas that have been under consideration: inclusion and community building; personal skills-building; and prevention of delinquency and community safety.
Advocacy for local sports policy developments
Local and European policies have influenced the delivery of physical education and sport at local and European level. While these policies may not always turn into action, they have helped local and national-level policies to develop in many parts of Europe.
Practical considerations on sport in education
Via sport-based programmes we strive to improve the learning performance of children and young people, encouraging school attendance and a desire to succeed academically.
Minority Sports Programs
The Sports Development Center at the IDTIDC works on increasing the
interest in and access to Minority Sport.
Smaller sports need to work together if we are to grow and remain part
of the community. This is an environment for shared learning in
Minority sports is all about providing these key factors:
Multi-Activity Program for Schools and Community Centers
The Sports Development Center at the ICTIDC provides holistic physical development programs to young children, called the Multi Activity Program, aimed at educating children and young people to become physically literate. The programs are designed for schools, institutions and organisations looking to implement age specific and progressive multi activity and multi-sport curricula as well as the up-skilling and training of their physical education staff.
Physical Education and After-School sports programs
The Sports Development Center at the ICTIDC works with institutions to develop Physical Education and After-School sports programs and provide training to teachers and coaches to allow them to implement, monitor and review these programs effectively and efficiently. Using a wealth of knowledge gained from international coaches, resources, physical education teachers and academics a comprehensive coaching pathway and methodology has been established. The coaching pathway is progressive, containing appropriate theoretical and practical content as well as assessments.
We offer a wide range of coach training & teacher education courses offered by our Sport Development Center.
To inquire about the institutional framework and training provided by the SDC, please contact us on the details provided at our Contact page.
The SDC is a sport development unit of the ICTIDC that uses sport as a means for the holistic development of young people and their communities, by promoting their sustainable participation in sport, as well as providing those with the ability and desire, a platform to excel and progress to higher levels.
The main aim of the ICTIDC Sports Development Center is to encourage participation in sport but also to promote community dialogue and community cohesion via a wide range of sports activities at local, national and international level.
Our Sport Development Center focuses not only on the development of sport, but also on community development through sport.
SDC embraces the concept of sport development as the promotion of sports activities with and for the community. Successful sports development programs in ICTIDC are largely based on effective partnership and networking with a wide range of community groups, service providers, facility operators, national governing bodies, local authorities and voluntary groups in Ireland and internationally.
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