Following a meeting of the coaching and games development committee, it was proposed that as part of developing coaching in clubs, a pilot programme would be rolled out where members of our coach education team would attend a number of training sessions at U-12/U-10 /U-8 grades in four clubs.
The coach tutors would attend in an advisory capacity and offer advice and assistance to the coaches. The club coaches would still control the training session, with the tutors offering advice on best practice and appropriateness of the activities in the session for the age group concerned. The tutors would also provide information on where to source appropriate material for inclusion in the training session and answer any questions the club coaches may have. Coaches participating in this programme will be deemed to have completed the practical section of the foundation award course.
Once the scheme is piloted in the initial four clubs and we are happy that it is giving clubs the appropriate assistance, it will be rolled out on a phased basis to all clubs.
If your club would like to be considered for inclusion in the initial pilot programme please contact Padraig McGourty via email or on 086-8106431. If more than 4 clubs express an interest inÓgetting involved in the pilot programme it is proposed to conduct a draw at the March meeting of Coiste na nÓg to select the clubs to take part.
03-Mar-11 by Colette Fox – PRO