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Ulster GAA Award 2 Coach Education course now available

October 20th, 2021

An upcoming Ulster GAA Award 2 Coach Education course is now available which will allow coaches to attain the third award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games.

This interactive practical based course is NGB accredited and aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and Award 1 programmes and have experience as a Coach.

The course is 27 hours in duration, over three weekends, on the dates and times below, and covers a number of key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. Coaches must attend all modules to complete the course, including a practical assessment and the completion of a log book. All practical sessions will be held at Kildress Wolfe Tone’s GAC, Co. Tyrone.

Friday 12th November 7.00pm – 10.00pm – Online via Teams App

Saturday 13th November 9.00am – 4.00pm

Friday 19th November 7.00pm – 10.00pm – Online via Teams App

Saturday 20th November 9.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday 27th November – 9.00am – 1.00pm Practical Assessment

Course cost – £100

Register here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ngb-award-two-youth-adult-football-course-tickets-193330064427

The Award 2 course 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.

Course modules include:

  • Role of the Coach
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Tactical Prowess
  • Team Play
  • Physical Fitness
  • Participant Feedback/Playing Facts
  • Psychological Focus
  • Talent Identification
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Communication
  • Lifestyle
  • Rules

The focus of the course is the further development of the coaching 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 physical fitness skills.

The Award 2 Programme focuses on the further development of how and what to coach based on the playing group that you are involved with but also to look further at the integration of key areas that contribute to performance.

The Course is divided into a number of modules; some expose coaches to practical situations and others are designed to develop your knowledge base.

For more information, contact Roger Keenan – roger.keenan.ulster@gaa.ie.

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