The first round of the Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship takes place this Saturday at 2pm in Bray Emmets against Castletown from Laois. Please show your support for our fantastic three-in-a-row team in this crucial game.
To all coaches
Please find below a standard application form for the up coming Award 2 Youth and Adult Football starting 5th November 2016. This Course will run for 10 sessions over a 5 Month Period From November 2016 - March 2017
If this course is of interest to coaches (especially those working with talent academies and Minor to adult at club level ) can you please complete the form and return it to Hugh Kenny or Paul Garrigan as soon as possible. We have put a cut off date of the 29th of October in order to give us enough time to select suitable candidates if required. Please note ALL Coaches must have completes the Award 1 Course before they can be selected to complete the Award 2. This is the first time that an Award 2 Course will be held in Wicklow and this is a great Opportunity for coaches to Upskill to meet the mandatory coaching standards...
Thanks in advance
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Award 2 Coach Education Program
overview of the award 2 programme
The Award 2 Coach Education course is the third award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and Award 1 programs and have experience as a Coach.
The course covers a number of key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. These modules are:
Role of the Coach
Participant Feedback/Playing Facts
Nutrition and Hydration
The focus of the course is the “Why to do it” and further development of the coaching skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches – the organisation of games activities, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various physical fitness skills.
Applications will be considered from those who:
Hold both Foundation Award and Award 1 Youth/Adult qualifications.
Have substantial experience in a coaching and are currently coaching a youth/adult team.
Must be 18 years or over.
Candidates must be Garda vetted and have complete the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
Candidates must be currently actively involved coaching a team.
Course cost: €150 per person payable before the first session
The course is designed to promote the development of the coach self-awareness and reflection through modelling their coaching against best practice.
Coaches will learn more effectively if they are active in the learning process and have an opportunity to apply their knowledge.
The old proverb:
I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand
Within the Award 2 course, the practical activity delivered by the participants. There are 4 major practical elements – Spot& Fix Advanced Technical skills, Coaching for Decision Making, Principles of Team Play and Physical Fitness. Participants are asked to plan sessions for all 4, and to deliver 2 during course contact time.
A portfolio of all this information including tutor feedback, lesson plans and course assignment’s must be keep by each coach, this will be submitted on completion of the course. (All coach receive this on the first session.)
A post course coaching assessment is conducted either in person by a Tutor, or a DVD of active coaching is submitted by the participant for review. More details of this assignment will be explained on the last session.
Coaches must attend All sessions if for some reason a session is missed the coaches must catch up when these sessions are delivered again.
Coaches will not be signed off for accreditation until all aspects of the course are complete. This includes Full attendance, on course practical’s and the final assessment.
Grade: Youth & Adult
Venue: Ballinakill, Wicklow
Date Month Start Finish
5th November 9.30am 2.00pm
19th November 9.30am 2.00pm
3rd December 10.30am 12.30pm
14th January 9.30am 2.00pm
28th January 10.30am 12.30pm
11th February 9.30am 2.00pm
25th February 10.30am 12.30pm
11th March 9.30am 2.00pm
18th March 10.30am 12.30pm
25th March 9.30am 2.00pm
All completed applications must be returned to Hugh Kenny Or Paul Garrigan on or before Friday October 29th. Not all applicants will be successful as there is a limited number of places available
Leinster GAA Award 2 Course Application Form
Code (Please tick box)
Preferred Venue: ________________________
Phone Number: __________________________________________________________
Club: ______________________________ County: ________________________
Team/s you are currently coaching:
Why you would like to take part in this course:
Following the Senior Final curtain raiser the BIG game was played when the Under 14s replayed their final against neighbours An Tochar. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half Bray started slowly and An Tochar took an early lead. Through the hard work of Jack Treacy and Luke & Charlie Dunne in the forwards Bray came into the game with Brian Nesbitt and captain Sam Kearney scoring crucial goals to put Bray in front. It wasn’t one way traffic though with An Tochar through Darragh Fee were causing problems for the Bray backs and only for a timely intervention by Philip Jacob late in the first half An Tochar would have been in for a goal. Buoyed by this let off Bray finished the half well with the half back line of Art Whittle, Sebastain Coleman and Donal Spaine beginning to dominate and with further excellent scores from Gavin Rochford and Charlie Dunne Bray led by 2.5 to 0.3 at the break.