The first of the pre-Christmas Level 1 Youth & Adult Coaching Courses will be in Fr Tierney Park Ballyshannon on the weekend beginning Fri Nov 22nd. The Award 1 course has been designed 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 with. You must have completed a Foundation course before progressing to Level 1. Book a place via the link below.
The same weekend there is an Inishowen Foundation Football Course at the Carndonagh GAA Clubhouse – 22nd [Child Protection Course] and on field on November 23rd. The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic Games. The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organization of activities to develop football.
CLG Dhún na nGall will be hosting the second of their series of coaching workshops – an inter-active practical indoor/outdoor hurling workshop – next Wednesday November 20th in the Aura Centre in Letterkenny. Club coaches at youth and adult level will be taken through the coaching points of the various skills involved in hurling. Where possible coaches should be prepared to take part. Martin Fogarty, the National Hurling Development Officer will be the presenter. It will run from 7 pm to 10 pm. The first workshop last week, led by renowned Ulster GAA coach Roger Keenan, on “Handling and Passing” was very well attended and very succesful.