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Award 1 Coaching Clinic - May 3 & May 17
Boston Northeast Division Games Development Committee
Award 1 Coaching Clinic
Sunday, May 3 & Sunday, May 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Irish Cultural Centre
Canton, MA

All youth Coaches and Assist Coaches MUST attend both sessions to receive Award 1.   
You must have completed the Foundation Level to attend this course. 
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 and covers a number of key modules including:
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Tactical Prowess
  • Team Play
  • Physical Fitness
  • Playing Facts
  • Psychological Focus
  • Communication
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.
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.
The clinic will be instructed by Boston Northeast GDA Kieran Cox and GDO Raymond Brady.
If you would like to attend, please reply by April 29 to  .  When responding please provide the following:

Phone Number 
Email Address 

Please let me contact Kieran Cox at     if you have any questions.  Thank you

by posted 04/22/2015
Practice - Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26

Hi All

Hurling Practice this Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 pm on the D Field

Football Practice Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 am

Please be advised there will be a Hospice Walk on Sunday at the ICC beginning at 11am.  They will be in the main tent.

Hope to see you all there.



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Dates for 2015 CYC Tournament in San Francisco

Hello All


The 2015 CYC will take place in Treasure Island , San Francisco and will take place from the 30,31st of July 1,2nd of August

You can see a map of the San Francisco Fields here

Further information on CYC 2015 will be released as it becomes available

Many thanks, ​

Simon Gillespie 
CYC Steering Committee

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The 2015 CYC will be held in San Francisco from July 30, 31, Aug 1 & 2, 2015 at Treasure Island.  Please mark your calendars with these dates.

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