The Award 1 Coach Education course is the second award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic Games.
The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and have experience as a coach.
The Award 1 course has been designed to take account of the different playing capacities that exist between children (up to 12 years), youths (age 13 – 18) and Adults (age 19+) and the competencies that a coach is required to display when working with each of the playing populations. Therefore, coaches can specialise in coaching the particular players that they are involved with.
The course is 16 hours in duration for a football or hurling course and 21.5 hours long for a dual course and covers a number of key modules including:
- M1 Intro
- M2 Technical Proficiency
- M3 Tactical Prowess
- M4 Team Play
- M5 Physical Fitness
- M6 Playing Facts
- M7 Psychological Focus
- M8 Communication
- M9 Role of the Coach
- M10 Conclusion
The focus of the course is the further development of the ‘How to Coach’ 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 aspects of physical fitness.
A typical Outline of a single code course over 4 sessions (eg: 2 Tuesday nights and 2 Saturdays)
- The single Award 1 Course, (hurling or football) is 16 hrs plus added time for breaks
- The Dual Award 1 Course (both hurling & football) is 21 ½ hrs plus added time for breaks so please allow for extra time on the days involved
Example of a Single Award 1 Course timetable (16hrs – days & times are only guides)
|Tuesday||Module 1 Intro||60 mins (1hr)||Large Function/Meeting Room|
|7pm -10pm||Module 8 Communication||30 mins (½ hr)||For projector, screen/blank wall and seating|
|Module 9 Role of the Coach||60 mins (1hr)||(Not a dressing room)|
|Saturday||Module 4 Team Play||150 mins (2½ hrs)||Large Hall approx 2 basketball courts in size|
|9am-2pm||Module 5 Physical Fitness||150 mins (2½ hrs)||or suitable outdoor area – astro turf or pitch|
|& access to meeting room / seating etc|
|Tuesday||Module 6 Playing Facts||90 mins (1½ hrs)||Large Function/Meeting Room|
|7pm -10pm||Module 7 Psychological Focus||90 mins (1½ hrs)||For projector, screen/blank wall and seating|
|(Not a dressing room)|
|Saturday||Module 2 Technical Proficiency||150 mins (2½ hrs)||Large Hall approx 2 basketball courts in size|
|9am-3pm||Module 3 Tactical Prowess||150 mins (2½ hrs)||or suitable outdoor area – astro turf or pitch|
|Module 10 Conclusion||30 mins (½ hr)||& access to meeting room / seating etc|
If a club does not have the proper facilities then they should look at holding the course in the local school or suitable venue. Tutors will not be asked to hold a course in a venue thats not suitable.
Coaching Competencies to be developed
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Organise a programme of games and skill development activities appropriate to each participant’s needs and abilities
- Organise progressive activities (drills and fun games) to develop five key skills
- Organise progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic Games
- Organise and manage players for an effective practice session
- Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players
- Understand the course philosophy
The GAA is committed to implementing an integrated Coach Education Programme with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards and ensuring that players’ needs are catered for in a balanced way.
The course is designed to promote the development of the How to Coach skills through modelling of best practice, as demonstrated by the tutor, experiential learning and through the guided reflection on previous experiences – as a coach, player, official or parent – facilitated by the tutor.
Booking a Cork Award 1 Courses 2017
- Award 1 Coaching Courses will be run on a regional basis in 2017/2018
- The costs for a club running an Award 1 course is €625. For individuals it is €50 per head.
- A Deposit & Administration Fee of €25 must be paid online before any course will be registered and tutors assigned.
- If a club wants to run their own course it must have a venue that is suitable and available to run an Award 1 Course (size 2 – 3 badminton course, access to playing pitch/astro turf and a suitable meeting room with space for 20 people plus – not a dressing room or storage room) There is no guarantee that we will be able to run the course if dates facilities etc dont suit.
- Award 1 Courses can be done on 6 individual nights OR over 2 weeknights and two Saturdays
- All applicants must have completed a Certified Foundation Course first.
- If there are free places on a course they may be filled by outside coaches if required.
- If a club wants to host an Award 1 course and has a max of 15 participants and all facilities required, the Club Secretary/Club Coaching Officer must contact Coach Education Officer Shane Supple at email@example.com .
- A course must be booked at least 4 weeks prior to a start date.
- If an individual wants to take part in an Award 1 course being run outside their own club then they must contact the secretary of the club running the course and enquire if they have places available and book through them.
Guideline & Requirements for Award 1 Course Certification
- Any person wishing to receive an Award 1 Certificate must provide proof from the club Coaching Officer that they have assisted in a minimum of 15 coaching/training sessions as a certified Foundation coach with their club. (A letter on headed paper signed by the Coaching Officer stating the location, dates and times these sessions took place will be required) This does not stop anyone from doing the course, this is to receive your Certificate afterwards
- Any Person wishing to receive Award 1 Certificate must attend at least 2 workshops run by Cork Coaching & Games during the year. Registration at Workshop on the night will suffice
- Any Person wishing to receive Award 1 Certificate must provide proof from the club Coaching Officer that they have completed the “Child Protection Awareness Workshop”.(A letter on headed paper signed by the Coaching Officer stating the location, date and time this workshop took place will be required) This does not stop anyone from doing the course, this is to receive your Certificate afterwards
- Any Person wishing to receive Award 1 Certificate must provide proof of Garda Vetting. Notification from club secretary or Coaching Officers stating you have done Garda Vetting will suffice This does not stop anyone from doing the course, this is to receive your Certificate afterwards
- Any Person wishing to receive Award 1 Certificate must complete all modules of the course.
- Any Person wishing to receive Award 1 Certificate must be over 18 years of age.
- Any Person wishing to receive Award 1 Certificate must supply to the course tutor the following information. Name, Address, DOB, Gender, Phone, Club, Email. (without this information your Cert cannot be processed)
- All applicants must have completed a Certified Foundation Course first.
- Complete payment for the course by the individual or club.
Award 1 Course 2017
|Venue/Club||Course Code||Course Dates||Status|
|Mitchelstown CBS||A1-170109MT||Jan 9th 14th 16th & 21st||Finished|
|Kilara Og||A1-170206KO||Feb 7th 11th 14th & 18th||Finished|
|Carrigtwohill||A1-170130CT||Feb 20th 23rd 27th Mar 2nd||Finished|
|Carrigaline||A1-170210CL||Feb 10th 11th 17th & 18th||Finished|
|Clonakilty||A1-170220 WC||Feb 20th 27th Mar 6th & 11th||Finished|
|Glantane||A1-170313MC||Feb 25th Mar 3rd & 4th||Finished|
|Macroom||A1-170227EC||March 13th 20th 25th & 27th||Finished|
|Teachers Course||A1-170227EC||Feb 27th 29th Mar 6th & 11th||Finished|
|Valley Rovers||A1-170306VR||March 6th 13th 20th 27th||Finished|
|Crosshaven||A1-170421CH||April 21st 22nd 28th 29th||Finished|
|Nemo Rangers||A1-171125NR||Nov 9th 11th 23rd 25th||Running|
Note: Dates & Times may change so please check with club holding course for confirmation.
Fee: €50 per person to be paid on or before registration
If you wish to take part in any of these courses please contact the secretary of the club where you wish to do the course and book through them or to pay for a course and reserve your place and book in please go to our Award 1 Course Payment page Click Here
Note: If we do not have sufficient numbers to run a course we may have to move a course. If you have pre-booked and paid in advance you will get preference on the choice of the nearest and next available course.
If a club wants to book an Award 1 course please get the Coaching Officer or Club Secretary to email Shane Supple first. If your club are not running an Award 1 course and you wish to take part in a course outside your club, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information, the course you wish to attend, with your name, address, Date of Birth, club, tel & your email.