Coaching and Games Development Newletter – 5th October 2010

Coaching & Games Newsletter


Schools of excellence/ Development squads
Under 17
Trials for this year’s U-17 development squad concluded on Saturday last and we would like to thank all those that took part over the past few weeks. Those selected for the panel will be contacted with dates etc for the next phase of their programme. Players not selected for this squad should note that additional trials for the 2011 Minor panel will take place in early 2011.
Under 14
Our under 14 school of excellence will continue on Saturday next, October 9th in Ballinaglera, commencing at 2.30pm. A panel from the squad will be selected to play Westmeath on Saturday week in Ballinalack at 12 noon.
Under 15
The under 15 squad will recommence training shortly. More details next week.

Child Welfare & Protection Courses

As promised to those who completed the Foundation coaching course earlier in the year we will conduct child welfare and protection workshops in October. The first of these courses takes place on this Thursday evening October 7th in Gortletteragh GAA centre, commencing at 7pm. All coaches wishing to coach at any age group up and including minor grade must complete this course. Places are limited on each course so those wishing to attend must register for the course one week in advance by contacting your club coaching officer or Thomas Keenan. Those wishing to attend the course in Kinlough should note the change in date. Courses are as follows.

Thursday October 7th – Gortletteragh GAA Centre
Thursday October 14th – Ballinamore GAA Centre
Thursday October 21st – Allen Gaels GAA Centre
Wednesday October 27th – Melvin Gaels GAA club

Coach Education

Award 1
We will conduct an award 1 course in Pairc Sean in November. This course will take place over two weekends, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th and Friday 19th & Saturday 20th. All those wishing to attend must have foundation level completed and will be required to register for the course by Friday November 5th at the latest as places will be limited. Subsequent award 1 courses will be scheduled depending on demand.

Foundation award
Foundation award courses will commence in February 2011.

U-13 Regional competition
CCC plan to start this competition in the next few weeks. Groupings etc will be available from secretary CCC shortly.

For further information on any of the above contact Games Manager Thomas Keenan.
Ph: 087 – 6591049



08-Oct-10 by Colette Fox – PRO