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Award 1 Coaching Course

posted 22 Oct 2013, 13:31 by Edenderry GAA

Award 1 Football: Youth/Adult Coaching Course November 2013

Edenderry GAA Club will host this excellent course in November

The Award 1 Coach Education course is the second award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic Games.

The Award 1 course has been designed 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 with.

During the month of November Offaly Coaching & Games will be running an Award 1 Football Coaching Course, which will specialise in the coaching of Youths and Adults. This course is open to all coaches who have completed the Foundation Award and have experience of coaching.

The course is 14 hours in duration and covers a number of key modules including:

Friday 8th Nov 7pm-9pm: Session 1- Introduction, Communication & Role of the Coach

Saturday 9th Nov 9.30am-11.30am: Session 2 –Technical Proficiency

Saturday 9th Nov 11.30am-1.30pm: Session 3 – Tactical Prowess / Decision Making

Wednesday 13th Nov 7.30pm-9.30pm: Session 4 – Team Play & Tactical Ploys

Friday 22nd Nov 7pm-9pm: Session 5 – Physical Fitness – Adults & Youths (Components & Principles)

Saturday 23rd Nov 9.30am-11.30am: Session 6 – Performance Analysis (Playing facts) & Psychological Focus

Saturday 23rd Nov 11.30am-1.30pm: Session 7 – Lifestyle & Rules, Planning & Conclusion

The venue for all the above modules will be the GAA Pavilion in Edenderry.

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 aspects of physical fitness.

The course is designed to promote the development of the How to Coach skills through modelling of best practice, as demonstrated by the tutor, experiential learning and through the guided reflection on previous experiences – as a coach, player, official or parent – facilitated by the tutor.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me 087 7638171 or 

Alternatively contact Alan Mulhall direct on 085 1829991 or

Places limited so please book early.