Award 1 Child Coaching Course

  Dual Award 1 Child Coaching Course 2017

GAA plan to introduce mandatory coaching standards at the end of 2017.

Under theses new rules the lead coach of every team must be qualified to Award 1 level.

The optimum time for doing and running these courses is in the winter when matches are few and far between.



The dates for the Award 1 course are as follows;

Course Dates:                                                               

 Wed 22  November    7pm – 10 pm                           

Sat 25th November     9am – 4pm                                         

Wed 29th November   7pm – 10 pm                                

Sat  2nd December     9am -4.30pm                                       


Course Outline

Aimed at: Coaches of Juvenile Teams (U8 – U13)

Entry Requirements:

Foundation Level / Foundation Award Course.

Course Candidates will be 18 years or over.

Candidates will have completed a Child Protection Basic Awareness course before certification.

Duration: 22 Hours

Course Fee: €40


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.

The course aims to provide Coaches with the information abilities to know how to develop players’ capacities.

It is 22 Hours 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 necessary to play Gaelic games

Places on the course can be booked by emailing:

For further information contact Barry Burke on 086-0603054 or Ken FitzGerald on 087-6830296


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