Coaching and Games Development Newsletter

Coaching & Games Newsletter

Coach Education

Foundation award
The next foundation award coaching course will take place in Ballinamore on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th of March. To streamline the running of the course, booking will be essential. To help with booking all club secretaries have been furnished with a simple on line booking form.

Award 1 child, youth & Adult
Our next Award 1 coaching course will commence on Thursday March 31st and continue on Saturday April 2nd, Thursday April 7th and Saturday April 9th and will take place in Ck – on – Shannon.
On these dates we will be running an award 1 child and also an award 1 youth & adult and again all those wishing to attend either of the courses must book in advance.

Child welfare & protection course
The next child welfare & protection (code of ethics) course will take place in Ballinamore on Monday evening March 21st. This course will facilitate those attending the up coming foundation award and the award 1 courses but will be open to everybody. All child welfare & protection courses are limited to a maximum of 18 persons so it is essential that you book in advance for this course.

Club coaches mentor programme
At our last coaching and games committee meeting it was decided to pilot a new programme of club coach development in four clubs.
Clubs were asked to submit expressions of interest in taking part in the programme. Seven clubs applied to take part and it has been agreed with the coach education tutors to include all seven clubs rather than just four. The seven clubs Aughavas, Aughnasheelin, Bornacoola, Ballinamore Sean OHeslins, GlencarManorhamilton, Melvin Gaels and St. Marys will be contacted in the near future to outline the programme in full.

U 14 School of Excellence Great turnout at last weeks U14 School of excellence trial in Drumshanbo. A further trial will take place on Saturday next March 12th in Kiltubrid GAA Park, commencing at 12.30pm.
To be eligible for this squad players must be in their last year at u14 i.e. born in 1997. To facilitate the smooth running of the trial we are asking all players to be on the pitch at 12.20pm. This years squad coaches are Shane Heslin, Adrian Cullen, Pat McWeeney and Pat Donohue.

For further information on any of the above contact:
County Coaching officer – Padraig McGourty
Ph: 086 – 8106431
E-mail: Games Manager – Thomas Keenan
Ph: 087 – 6591049










08-Mar-11 by Colette Fox – PRO