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Award 2 Football Youth/Adult Course in October 2023

August 17th, 2023

Ulster GAA will be delivering an Award 2 Football Youth/Adult Course in October 2023.

The Award 2 Coach Education course is the third award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic Games. Only coaches who have attained the Foundation and Award One coaching qualifications can enrol for the Award Two course.

The Award Two Youth/Adult course has been developed to take account of the different playing capacities that exist at youth (age 13 – 18) and adult (age 19+) levels, and the competencies that a coach is required to display when working with each of these playing populations. The course will focus on the further development of how and what to coach based on the playing group that you are involved with but also to look further at the integration of key areas that contribute to performance. The course will also expose coaches to the OTú model to do a personal, player and team analysis
The course is 27 hours in duration covering a number of key modules, including Introductory and Conclusion modules.
Course Dates:
  • Wednesday 11th October – Online interactive Webinar (19.00-22.00)
  • Saturday 14th October – Theory and practical sessions (10.00 – 16.00)
  • Wednesday 18th October – Online interactive Webinar 19.00-22.00)
  • Saturday 21st October – Theory and practical sessions (10.00 – 16.00)
  • Wednesday 25th October – Online interactive Webinar (19.00-22.00)
  • Saturday 28th October – Practical Assessment (10.00 – 14.00)
Venue: Kildress Wolfe Tones GAC, 46 Loughdoo Road, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT70 2SP
 
Coaches must attend all sessions and show competence in a number of practical assessments to achieve the Award Two Coaching Qualification.
The Award Two modules are:
  • The OTú Model
  • Physical Fitness
  • The Role of the Coach
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Tactical Prowess
  • Team Play
  • Participant Feedback/Playing Facts
  • Psychological Focus
  • Talent Identification
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Communication
  • Lifestyle
  • Playing Rules
For further info, contact:
Roger Keenan
Ulster GAA Coaching Development Manager
roger.keenan.ulster@gaa.ie
Jimmy Darragh
Ulster GAA Provincial Games Manager
jimmy.darragh.ulster@gaa.ie

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