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Below is a look at some of the services we are currently providing in Coach Education.
Foundation Courses / Code of Behaviour
The Foundation Course / Code of Behaviour is the first step on the coaching ladder. It is a generic course and covers all the fundamentals of coaching. The course modules include an Introduction to Coaching, Fundamental Movement in Gaelic Games, Skill Development, Coaching Children, Youth and Adults and Introduction to Games. It is a requirement of coaches to have completed the Foundation Course in order to be eligible for any Award 1 Courses.
Award 1 Child Course
The Award 1 Child Course is for coaches who have completed their Foundation Course and have been actively coaching. They must be coaching teams from U6 to U13. The course is not geared for coaches of teams older than U13. The course modules, Introduction/OTÚ Model, Role of Coach, Communication, Building and Breaking Skills, Adapting Games for Decision Making, Family of Games, Physical Literacy, U Can Testing, Why Children Play.
Award 1 Youth Adult Course
The Award 1 Youth Adult Course is for coaches who have completed their Foundation Course and have began actively coaching. They must be coaching teams from U14 to Senior. The course is not geared for coaches of teams younger than U14. The course modules include, Introduction/OTÚ Model, Communication, Technical Proficiency, Tactical Prowess, Team Play, Physical Fitness, Playing Facts, Psychological Focus, Rules and Lifestyle, Role of Coach.
Award 2 Course
The Award 2 Coach Education course is the third award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and Award 1 programs and have experience as a Coach. The course covers a number of key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. The focus of the course is the “Why to do it” and 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.
Every season informal workshops with guest coaches are organised. These are all practical based experiences for our coaches. These workshops are in addition to our TURAS Regional Workshops.
Cúl Camp Training
Our Cúl Camp coaches receive specific training prior to our summer schedule. We cover games and activities which are proven to work well on the ground.