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Award 2 Youth / Adult Courses

Leinster GAA in conjunction with the following Counties Kilkenny, Westmeath, Wicklow, Carlow and Kildare will be running Award 2 Youth / Adult Coach Education Courses. Kilkenny will be hosting a Hurling Focused Award while the other 3 Counties will view the Award from a Football viewpoint. Full details on the course and respective dates / applications forms for each are below.

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KILKENNY

Date Start Finish Format Modules
2nd February 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Introduction TPP & Coach 10 Role of the Coach
16th February 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Communication Technical Proficiency Talent ID
9th March 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Technical Proficiency
23rd March 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Participant Feedback Tactical Prowess Playing Rules
6th April 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Tactical Prowess
27th April 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Periodisation & Planning Team Play
11th May 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Team Play
25th May 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Physical Fitness
8th June 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Physical Fitness
29th June 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Psychological Focus Diet & Nutrition Assignments

Kilkenny Award 2 Adult / Youth Hurling Application Form

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WESTMEATH

Date Start Finish Format Modules
2nd February 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Introduction TPP & Coach 10 Role of the Coach
23rd February 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Communication Technical Proficiency Talent ID
9th March 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Technical Proficiency
23rd March 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Participant Feedback Tactical Prowess Playing Rules
6th April 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Tactical Prowess
13th April 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Periodisation & Planning Team Play
4th May 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Team Play
18th May 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Physical Fitness
1st June 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Physical Fitness
15th June 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Psychological Focus Diet & Nutrition Assignments

Westmeath Award 2 Adult / Youth Football Application Form

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WICKLOW

Date Start Finish Format Modules
2nd February 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Introduction TPP & Coach 10 Role of the Coach
16th February 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Communication Technical Proficiency Talent ID
9th March 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Technical Proficiency
16th March 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Participant Feedback Tactical Prowess Playing Rules
6th April 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Tactical Prowess
13th April 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Periodisation & Planning Team Play
4th May 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Team Play
18th May 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Physical Fitness
1st June 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Physical Fitness
15th June 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Psychological Focus Diet & Nutrition Assignments

Wicklow Award 2 Adult / Youth Football Application Form

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CARLOW

Date Start Finish Format Modules
2nd March 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Introduction TPP & Coach 10 Role of the Coach
6th April 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Communication Technical Proficiency Talent ID
20th April 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Technical Proficiency
4th May 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Participant Feedback Tactical Prowess Playing Rules
18th May 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Tactical Prowess
1st June 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Periodisation & Planning Team Play
15th June 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Team Play
6th July 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Physical Fitness
20th July 10.30am 12.30pm Practical Physical Fitness
3rd/10th Aug 9.30am 2.00pm Theory Psychological Focus Diet & Nutrition Assignments

Carlow Award 2 Adult / Youth Football Application Form

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KILDARE

Date Start Finish Format Modules
23rd March 9.00am 1.30pm Theory Introduction TPP & Coach 10 Role of the Coach
6th April 9.00am 1.30pm Theory Communication Technical Proficiency Talent ID
22nd  April 7.00pm 9.00pm Practical Technical Proficiency
18th May 9.00am 1.30pm Theory Participant Feedback Tactical Prowess Playing Rules
27th May 7.00pm 9.00pm Practical Tactical Prowess
8th June 9.00am 1.30pm Theory Periodisation & Planning Team Play
24th June 7.00pm 9.00pm Practical Team Play
13th July 9.00am 1.30pm Theory Physical Fitness
22nd July 7.00pm 9.00pm Practical Physical Fitness
10th August 9.00am 1.30pm Theory Psychological Focus Diet & Nutrition Assignments

Kildare Award 2 Adult / Youth Football Application Form

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Youth/adult

             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. These modules are:

  • 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 “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.

Entry Requirements:

Applications will be considered from those who:

  • Hold both Foundation Award and Award 1 Youth/Adult qualifications.
  • Have substantial experience in a coaching and are currently coaching a youth/adult team.
  • Must be 18 years or over.
    Candidates must be Garda vetted and have complete the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
  • Candidates must be currently actively involved coaching a Youth/Adult team.

Coach Portfolio.

A portfolio of all this information including tutor feedback, lesson plans and course assignment’s must be keep by each coach, this will be submitted on completion of the course. (All coach receive this on the first session.)

A post course coaching assessment is conducted either in person by a Tutor, or a DVD of active coaching is submitted by the participant for review. More details of this assignment will be explained on the last session.

Coaches must attend All sessions if for some reason a session is missed the coaches must catch up when these sessions are delivered again.

Coaches will not be signed off for accreditation until all aspects of the course are complete. This includes Full attendance, on course practical’s and the final assessment.

Course cost: €150 per person payable before the first session  

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