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Ulster GAA Award 2 Coach Education course now available for March

February 17th, 2022

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 Ballinderry Shamrocks GAC, Co. Derry.

Wednesday 9th March, 7.00pm – 10.00pm – Online via Teams

Saturday 12th March,  9.00am – 4.00pm (Ballinderry Shamrocks)

Wednesday 16th March, 7.00pm – 10.00pm – Online via Teams

Saturday 19th  March, 9.00am – 4.00pm (Ballinderry Shamrocks)

Saturday 26th March,  9.00am – 1.00pm Practical Assessment  (Ballinderry Shamrocks)

Course cost – £100

Register here –

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 –

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