The pathway to becoming a top sportsperson is reasonably straightforward - albeit completely unattainable and rigorous for the average person.
If you are blessed with talent and hone your skills consistently and painstakingly over a long period of time, you might be able to reach the highest level of your chosen sport.
But is there a similar developmental route for moulding elite coaches?
Almost all successful GAA managers were top players but there have been outliers like Kerry's All-Ireland-winning boss Jack O'Connor. To that end, Liberty Insurance's GAA National Games Development Conference looks to tackle the issue of coaching development in the GAA.
The conference, in its third year, brings over 750 people to Croke Park for two days to hear from a variety of experts with insights that could greatly help an aspiring coach.
This year's event will see former Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea and former IRFU head of fitness Dr Liam Hennessy give talks while there will also be speakers covering different coaching methods for all GAA codes.
The next All-Ireland-winning guru may not be in attendance at the upcoming conference but it is great to see a brand promoting the development of trainers who can coach at all levels from grassroots up.
The price of a conference ticket is 60 euro and it takes place on January 22nd/23rd.