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Tuesday 30th April Foundation Coaching Course in Ballylinan GAA Sports Hall starting at 7pm, See News for more info. 

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Foundation Coaching Course

Laois GAA will be hosting a Football Foundation Coaching Course in Ballylinan GAA Sports Hall on Tuesday 30th April 2013 starting at 7pm.

This foundation course is for everybody getting involved in coaching our underage players this year or for anybody who would like to get involved in the future.

The foundation course is the introductory course for coaches of Gaelic Games. The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organisation of activities to develop football in our Club.

The four modules are:

Introduction to Games

Skill Development

Movement Skills

Coaching Children, Youths and Adults

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

Assist a coach in organising a programme of games and skill development activities appropriate to each participant's needs and abilities

Assist a coach in organising progressive activities (drills and fun games) to develop five key skills

Assist a coach in organising progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic Games

Assist a coach in organising and managing players for an effective practice session

Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players

Ballylinan GAA Club 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, experimential learning and through the guided reflection on previous experiences – as a coach, player, official or parent – facilitated by the tutor.

If you wish to book a place on this course please contact our Youth Officer Colm Murphy on 085 7066916 or Chairman Walter Hovenden 087 9736244.





Fixtures :

Saturday 20th April 2013
ACFL Div.2
Ballylinan v Graiguecullen
in Ballylinan at 7pm

Sunday 21st April 2013
ACFL Div.4
Ballylinan v Colt
in Ballylinan at 6pm 

Sunday 21st April 2013
U/14 Féile Peil S/Final
Ballylinan G v Ballyroan Abbey
at 11am 

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