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GAA Coach Education Programme

The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic games. It aims to INTRODUCE the participants to the coaching process and its practical application. The course will provide Coaches with the Information and the ability to introduce players’ to sport in safe and enjoyable environment.


Foundation Award

Course Outline

Aimed at: The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organisation of activities to develop Gaelic football.

Entry Requirements: Course Candidates will be 16 years or over. Candidates will be asked to abide by the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.

Qualification: GAA Gaelic Foundation Award Football Foundation Award Coach (accredited by Coaching Ireland)

Duration: 8 hrs

Schedule: 1 full day (09:00-17:00)

Assessment: No formal Assessment

Course Fee: £30

Philosophy

The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic games. It aims to INTRODUCE the participants to the coaching process and its practical application.
The course will provide Coaches with the Information and the ability to introduce players’ to sport in safe and enjoyable environment.

The course is 7.5 hrs in duration and covers 4 key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. These 4 modules are:

  • Introduction to Games
  • Skill Development
  • Movement Skills
  • Coaching Children, Youths and Adults

The focus of the course is the development of “How to Coach” skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches- the organisation of games, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various movement skills.

Outcomes

By the end of this Course participants will be able to:

  • Assist a coach in organising a programme of Games and Skill Development activities appropriate to each Participants needs and abilities.
  • Identify the Skills of Gaelic Football and Hurling.
  • Assist a coach in organising progressive activities (drills and fun games) to develop 5 key skills.
  • Assist a coach in organising progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic games.
  • Assist a coach in organising and managing Players for an effective practice session.
  • Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players.


GAA Coach Education Programme

The Award 1 Coach Education course is the second award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and have experience as a Coach.  It has been reformatted to take account of the different playing capacities that exist between Children (up to 12 years), Youths (age 13 – 18) and Adults (age 19+) and the competencies that a coach is required to display when working with each of the playing populations. Therefore coaches can specialise in coaching the particular players that they are involved in.


Award One – Child

Course Outline

Aimed at: Coaches of Juvenile Teams (U12 and below)

Entry Requirements: Foundation Award Course. Course Candidates will be 18 years or over. Candidates will be asked to abide by the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.

Qualification: GAA Gaelic Football Award One Coach (accredited by Coaching Ireland)

Duration: 25 hrs

Schedule: 3 full days (09:00-17:00) & 1 half day (9:00-13:00)

Assessment: Practical Assessment and Course Logbook completion

Course Fee: £100

Philosophy

The course aims to provide Coaches with the Information and with the Comprehension and Application abilities to know HOW to develop players’ capacities.  It is 25 hrs in duration and covers a number of key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. These modules are:

  • Role of the Coach
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Tactical Prowess
  • Team Play
  • Physical Fitness
  • Playing Facts
  • Psychological Focus
  • Communication
  • Lifestyle
  • Rules

The focus of the course is the further development of the ‘How to Coach’ skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches -the organisation of games activities, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various movement skills.

Outcomes

By the end of this Course participants will be able to:

  • Assist a coach in organising a programme of Games and Skill Development activities appropriate to each Participants needs and abilities.
  • Identify the Skills of Gaelic Football and Hurling.
  • Assist a coach in organising progressive activities (drills and fun games) to develop 5 key skills.
  • Assist a coach in organising progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic games.
  • Assist a coach in organising and managing Players for an effective practice session.
  • Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players.


GAA Coach Education Programme

The Award 1 Coach Education course is the second award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and have experience as a Coach.  It has been reformatted to take account of the different playing capacities that exist between Children (up to 12 years), Youths (age 13 – 18) and Adults (age 19+) and the competencies that a coach is required to display when working with each of the playing populations. Therefore coaches can specialise in coaching the particular players that they are involved in.


Award One – Youth & Adult

Course Outline

Aimed at: Coaches of Youth & Adult Teams (U13 and over).

Entry Requirements: Foundation Award Course. Course Candidates will be 18 years or over. Candidates will be asked to abide by the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.

Qualification: GAA Gaelic Football Award One Coach (accredited by Coaching Ireland)

Duration: 25 hrs

Schedule: 3 full days (09:00-17:00) & 1 half day (9:00-13:00)

Assessment: Practical Assessment and Course Logbook completion

Course Fee: £100

Philosophy

The course aims to provide Coaches with the Information and with the Comprehension and Application abilities to know HOW to develop players’ capacities.  It is 25 hrs in duration and covers a number of key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. These modules are:

  • Role of the Coach
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Tactical Prowess
  • Team Play
  • Physical Fitness
  • Playing Facts
  • Psychological Focus
  • Communication
  • Lifestyle
  • Rules

The focus of the course is the further development of the ‘How to Coach’ skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches -the organisation of games activities, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various movement skills.

Outcomes

By the end of this Course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the Youth players coach
  • Organise a programme of Games and Skill Development activities appropriate to each players needs and abilities
  • Organise progressive activities (drills and games) to develop 5 key skills
  • Organise progressive activities to develop decision making (Tactical Prowess) in Youth players
  • Organise game activities to develop Team Play in Youth players
  • Organise progressive activities to develop physical fitness appropriate to Gaelic games
  • Organise and manage Players for an effective practice session
  • Identify the reasons why Youth players participate in Gaelic games
  • Identify the key roles, skills and qualities of a coach
  • Outline the structure of a typical coaching session
  • Describe methods of communication with Youth players
  • Provide feedback that is accurate, relevant and positive


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