Coaching news

Coach education

The first phase of the new GAA coach education system has now come on stream and will be known as Foundation award. This section of the new system is compulsory for any person intending to coach at any age level and will be the minimum requirement for all coaches from now on.
Later on in the spring the second phase will be launched and will be titled Award 1. It is at this stage that coaches will be able to concentrate on specific areas i.e. child, youth or adult.
Initially Leitrim coaching & games will run two regional Foundation award courses during February and March to give all new coaches an opportunity to complete the course. Coaches who have attained the old foundation award are not obliged to complete the new course but may do so if they want to. Course duration is 7 hours and will commence on Friday evening and conclude on Saturday morning. Clubs should ensure that any player who may be training on a Friday night is excused to complete the course.
Courses will run from 7.30pm to 10.00pm on Friday evenings and from 10.00am to 2.30pm approx. Full details of venues in next weeks notes.
Course details.
06 & 07/02/2009 – Ballinamore
13 & 14/02/2009 – Drumkeerin

Vhi Cul camps 2009.
Just a reminder to parents and children of the dates for our Cul camps in 2009. Last years were a great success, even with the poor weather we had the highest percentage turnout of children between the ages of 7 – 13 yrs in the Country. Congrats and well done to everyone who attended. A new kit has been designed for all those attending this years camps. This years camps will commence on 06/July and will follow the same format as 2008.
06/07/09 – Aughawillan, Manorhamilton, Ck-on-Shannon.
13/07/09 – Kinlough, Drumshanbo, Mohill.
20/07/09 – Aughavas, Dromahair, Gortletteragh.
27/07/07 – Drumkeerin, Fenagh, Leitrim.

Connacht coaching conference.
This years Connacht coaching conference will take place on Saturday 07/03/09 in St. Bridgets GAA centre Kiltoom, Co. Roscommon. This years conference will be much more practical based and will have sessions for Football, Hurling & Ladies football. Full details will be sent to all clubs in the next few weeks.



26-Jan-09 by Thomas Keenan