EVENTS CALENDAR

Coaching

LGFA Coaching Programmes Available to Clubs and Counties:

FUNdamentals Coaching Course:

Rationale:

This course is an introductory coaching programme. Coaches will look at:

  • Importance of creating a positive environment for our players
  • Planning and implementing training programmes
  • Introduction to the player pathway
  • Create an awareness about making sessions more inclusive
  • Importance of Fundamental Movement Skills & Injury Prevention

Target Group:

Any coach or anybody interested in getting involved in coaching – must be 16 years and over.

Duration:

6 Hours, completed in one day, may be split over two evenings if necessary

Important:
All participants are aware that the course is 6 hours in duration (10 am to 4pm). Recommend have registration at 9.45am to ensure course starts on time. Participants must complete the FULL course to get certification.

Cost:

€400 (venue and food are separate)

€20 per person is normal charge.

Deposit of €150 must be paid one week after course has been booked. If deposit is not received within this timeframe then course will be removed from the schedule.

Deposit will not be returned if course is cancelled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement. Same will apply if insufficient numbers turn up on the day of the course.

No. of Participants:

20 places min - 30 places max

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organiser 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course. In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When To Organise:

Feb - May
Sept - Nov

Venue:

An indoor sports hall to cater for an indoor training session

A meeting room that can seat 30 people comfortably and an area to provide refreshments

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen for projector

Level 1 Coaching Course:

Counties will be asked to provide a group of players (min 12) aged between 14-16 years of age for the practical assessment element on day 2 of the level 1 Coaching course. Players are only required for time it takes to deliver this section.

Rationale:

This course is developed to challenge existing coaches to look more in depth at coaching principles and practices.

Coaches will apply information to solve coaching scenarios in practical situations.

Target Group:

Must be over 18 yrs.

Must have completed FUNdamentals course and have at least 1 years coaching experience.

Duration:

Course is maximum 22 hours in duration

(12 hours course work and 10 hours practical coaching in club).

Course consists of two 6 hour contact days. Minimum length of time between day 1 and 2 must be at least six weeks. All participants must complete a logbook between day 1 and 2

Participants must complete the FULL course to get certification

Cost:

€600 (venue and food are separate)

€70 per person is normal charge. 

Deposit of 300 Euro must be paid one week after course has been booked.

If deposit is not received within this timeframe then course will be removed from the schedule.

Deposit will not be returned if course is cancelled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement”

No. Of Participants:

10 places min - 20 places max

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organiser 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course. 

In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When To Organise:

Feb to May - Sept to Oct

NOTE:

Coaches have to complete a logbook at training between Day 1 & Day 2.

There must be at least 6 weeks between Day 1 & Day 2.

Venue:

Day 1 : An indoor sports hall for indoor training session and a meeting room that can seat 20 people comfortably

Day 2: Outdoor pitch OR Indoor Sports Halls – must be big enough to cater for an indoor training session

A meeting room that can seat 20 people comfortably and an area to provide refreshments for both days

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen for projector

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Aislinn Harkin
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
aislinn@ladiesgaelic.ie

 

LGFA Coaching Workshops Available to Clubs and Counties:

Key2Coaching Workshop:

Rationale:

Coaches gain better understanding of how to plan, organise, deliver and evaluate a typical training session for:

Option 1: Players ranging from from U8 to U12 age

Option 2: Players ranging from U14 to Adult level

Target Group:

All Ladies Gaelic Football Coaches

Duration:

2 Hours

Cost:

€150   (venue and food are separate)

 €10 per person is normal charge.

Deposit of 100 Euro must be paid one week after course has been booked. If deposit is not received within this timeframe then course will be removed from the schedule.

Deposit will not be returned if course is cancelled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement”

No Of Participants:

15 places min - 25 places max

Option 1:

Need 16 Players Underage up to 10/12s for practical element for option one.

Option 2:

Need 16 Players U16 /Minor for practical element for option two.

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organiser 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course. 

In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When To Organise:

Feb - May

Venue:

An outdoor pitch or large indoor hall to cater for an indoor training session

A meeting room that can seat 25 people for de-brief

An area to provide refreshments (optional)

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen for projector

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Aislinn Harkin
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
aislinn@ladiesgaelic.ie

Coaching the Keeper Workshop (Lights if necessary):

Rationale:

Supply coaches with the necessary knowledge and coaching techniques in order to provide focused and beneficial training for Goalkeepers

Target Group:

All Ladies Gaelic Football Coaches

Duration:

2.5 hrs

Cost:

€150 (venue and food are separate) - €10 per person is normal charge.

Course fee is €150. Deposit of €100 must be paid one week after course has been booked.

If deposit is not received within this time frame then course will be removed from the schedule.

Deposit will not be returned if course is canceled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement. Same will apply if insufficient numbers turn up on the day of the course.

No. of Participants:

15 places min - 25 places max

Minimum of 6 goalkeepers required for practical element

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organizer 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course.  In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When to Organize:

Feb - May

Venue:

An outdoor pitch for maximum effectiveness or an indoor sports hall

A meeting room that can seat 25 people comfortably

An area to provide refreshments (optional)

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen for projector

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Aislinn Harkin
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
aislinn@ladiesgaelic.ie

LGFA Referee Programmes Available to Clubs and Counties:

Grab your Whistle Go-Games Course:

Rationale:

Available to Counties running Go-Games and using the Go-Games model.

To recruit and train new referees to officiate at Go-Games.

On completion of the course the referee will be qualified to referee up to under 12 Go-Games

Target Group:

Course participants must be 15 years and over.

Duration:

Course is maximum 3 ½ hours in duration which can be held during day or over an evening.

Cost:

€100 Fee

Deposit of €50 must be paid one week after course has been booked. If deposit is not received within this time frame then course will be removed from the schedule...

Deposit will not be returned if course is canceled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement. Same will apply if insufficient numbers turn up on the day of the course. Same will apply if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

No. of Participants:

12 min - 20 max

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organiser 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course.

In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When to Organize:

Jan to May, Sept- Oct

Venue:

A meeting room that can seat 20 people comfortably and an area to provide refreshments

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen to project to.

 

Grab your Whistle Level 1 Referee Course:

Rationale:

To recruit and train new referees with a specific emphasis on females.

On completion of the course the referee will be qualified to referee up to County U14 Level and all underage clubs depending on the age of the referee.

Target Group:

Course participants must be 17 years and over.

Duration:

All participants are aware of the following:

Course consists of:

- Two 6 hours contact days

- One 2 hour session after county/club organized blitz

Note : 3 weeks max length of time between day 1 and  day 2

Note : 4 weeks max between Day 2 and Blitz containing Day 3

Participants must complete the FULL course to get certification.

Cost:

€200 Fee

Deposit of €100 must be paid one week after course has been booked. If deposit is not received within this time frame then course will be removed from the schedule. Remaining €100 must be paid prior to day 2.

Deposit will not be returned if course is canceled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement. Same will apply if insufficient numbers turn up on the day of the course.

No. of Participants:

12 min - 20 max

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organizer 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course.

In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When to Organize:

Feb to Oct

The County/Club must:

Organize a blitz day between Day 2 and Day 3 for all participants to officiate at. It is also the responsibility of the County/ Club to have 2/3 experienced referees in attendance at the blitz to act as a buddy. Blitz details attached.

Provide a county pack on day 3 to all participants to contain the following: county referee contact, competition rules, sample report card and any other information you feel important.

Request participants to bring a whistle with them on the day.

Venue:

Each County/Club must provide a venue with the appropriate facilities.

Minimum requirements are:

Day 1:

Meeting Room to include:

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen to project to.

Chairs to seat 20 people comfortably.

Day 2:

Meeting Room to include:

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen to project to.

Chairs to seat 20 people comfortably.

Day 3:

Meeting Room to include:

Table to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen to project to.

Chairs to seat 20 people comfortably.

 

Grab your Whistle Level 2 Referee Course:

Rationale:

All participants must have COMPLETED the LGFA Grab Your Whistle Level 1 course or have refereed for a minimum of 5 years.

Target Group:

Course participants must be 17 years and over.

Duration:

2 ½ Hours

Cost:

€100 Fee

Deposit of €50 must be paid one week after course has been booked. If deposit is not received within this time frame then course will be removed from the schedule.

Deposit will not be returned if course is canceled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement. Same will apply if insufficient numbers turn up on the day of the course.

No. of Participants:

Minimum numbers required for course are 12.

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organizer 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course.

In addition, the Tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When to Organize:

Jan to May

Venue:

A meeting room that can seat 20 people comfortably and an area to provide refreshments.

Able to hold a laptop/projector – suitable clear wall/screen for projector.

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Aislinn Harkin
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
aislinn@ladiesgaelic.ie

 

LGFA Volunteer Recruitment Coaching Programme:

Ready, Steady Coach Programme:

Rationale:

A volunteer recruitment Coaching programme aimed at providing support and assistance to new volunteers interested in helping with coaching or running a team within the club.

Target Group:

Clubs with new Volunteers who would like to assist with running or coaching a team within the club.

Participants must be 16 years of age and over.

Duration:

2 ½  hours

Cost:

€100 Fee

Two cheques of €50. A refund of €50 will be returned to your club after the programme if all specified criteria as per number of participants are met.

Venue and refreshment costs.

No. of Participants:

Minimum numbers required is 6 NEW Volunteers interested in helping with coaching or running a team within the club.

Club Coaches:
A Coach from each of the teams in your club MUST attend as they will act as buddies for the new volunteers.

Please note that a tutor has the authority to cancel the programme on the day should they deem an insufficient number of people to show up.

When to Organize:

Feb to Nov

Venue:

Minimum requirements:

Indoor Sports hall/area for the practical element which must be big enough to cater for demonstration of drills and warm up games.

Meeting room for the theory element to include a table to hold a laptop/projector and sufficient sockets and chairs to seat participants comfortably.

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Aislinn Harkin
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
aislinn@ladiesgaelic.ie

 

Other LGFA Programmes Available to Clubs and Counties:

Club Mentor Rules Workshop:

Rationale:

A workshop to support Club Mentors from underage up to senior level. Covers rules of the game as well as the injury fund.

Target Group:

All underage and senior Club mentors.

Duration:

Approximately 2 ½  hours all in one night.

Cost:

No Course fee applies but a deposit of €100 must be paid one week after course has been booked.

If deposit is not received within this time frame then course will be removed from the schedule.

Deposit will not be returned if course is canceled due to lack of numbers and notification not received minimum 3 days before the date of course commencement. Same will apply if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

No. of Participants:

Minimum numbers required for course are 20.

Please note the tutor will make contact with the course organizer 3 days in advance of the course to confirm numbers and names of personnel attending.

A tutor has the authority to cancel a course should they deem an insufficient number of people have signed up for the course.

In addition, the tutor is under no obligation to deliver the course if the minimum number of participants is not present on the day as expected.

When to Organize:

Feb to May

Venue:

A meeting room that can seat large number of people comfortably and an area to provide refreshments.

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Aislinn Harkin
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
aislinn@ladiesgaelic.ie

 

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Workshop:

Rationale:

A workshop to assist clubs with techniques on how to recruit, retain and reward volunteers in their club.

Target Group:

All club executives.

Duration:

Approximately 3 hours all in one night.

Cost:

N/A

No. of Participants:

80% of clubs need to be in attendance.

When to Organize:

Feb to April

Venue:

Need a venue with one room to cater for big number of participants.

County Management Team Workshop:

Rationale:

A workshop to support County Mentors from underage up to senior level.

Topics such as individual management roles, rules, communication, planning and budgeting, player development and leadership are covered.

An essential start to your year!

Target Group:

All Underage and Senior InterCounty mentors.

Duration:

Approximately 3 hours all in one night.

Cost:

N/A

No. of Participants:

ALL county mentors must be in attendance from U14 to Senior level

When to Organize:

Jan to April

Venue:

A meeting room that can seat 20+ people comfortably and an area to provide refreshments.

WHO TO CONTACT FOR ABOVE COACHING COURSES:

Paula Brunty
Phone: 
01 8363156
Email: 
paula@ladiesgaelic.ie

 

Things to Remember When Organizing Courses:

Picking a Date:

When picking a date make sure to check that there are no other activities or events on that day that would stop possible coaches/refs from attending.

Promoting Courses:

Contact your county secretary and get a list of all club email addresses and telephone numbers.

Announce at your county board meeting the date of the course giving plenty of notice and give details for booking places.

Follow up county board meeting with an email to all clubs giving them at least 1 months notice of the course.  In the email state that places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and that places will only be confirmed on receipt of payment. When clubs pay for a course they are going to turn up for it!

Put information up on your Club, County, Provincial, National Websites, Facebook and Twitter.

If numbers are poor two weeks prior to the course email all clubs again to remind them.  If this does not work try sending a text message.

Setting a date for a course and announcing it at your county board meeting is not sufficient to get the word out to the public as often information from county board meetings might not get back to the people who need to hear it. Do whatever you can to make sure people hear about the course in time.

In the unlikely event that you cannot get the required number of participants for a course make sure to notify LGFA minimum 3 working days before the date of the course, otherwise you will lose your deposit.

After Course:

Counties should ensure they receive list of participants that completed every course and keep on file.

Ladies Football is the fastest growing team sport in the country. Everyday more and more girls are taking up the game and with this growth we need their future to be in the hands of good quality coaches and trainers. At club and county level each year there a number of vacancies. To learn more on how to become a coach please here

Courses and Club Development:

Have you ever wonder on how to organize a course for your club, do you know what is available to you and your club as a resource and do you need the information on what you need to hold one.

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