Mullingar Shamrocks

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Co. Westmeath

An Opportunity for Coaches to Upskill

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A Chance for Coaches to Upskill …

Westmeath Coaching and Games Development are putting a big focus on coach education and the upskilling of coaches for 2023. A comprehensive schedule for 2023 between formal coach education and workshops has been planned. There is something in it for everyone from nursery right up to senior level. There will be very little room to add in more coach education courses so clubs are encouraged to make sure to get their coaches to the courses considered important. If clubs have a lot of coaches that need to do the new foundation course which is now called the 'Introduction to Gaelic Games', you can contact Darren Magee directly to discuss options.

The details of the courses and workshops planned for 2023 are attached in the images. Coaches are asked to register for courses through the link below.

The new GAA/LGFA/Camogie player pathway model is also illustrated. All of the courses/workshops are linked to this pathway.

Resistance Trainer Course-

Leinster GAA in conjunction with Westmeath GAA are running a Youth Resistance Training Course. This course will be aligned to the GAA Award 2 Certification. This course is designed to provide GAA Coaches working at Youth Level (13-18 Years) with the knowledge and understanding to design and deliver age appropriate Resistance Training (RT) Programme.

The course structure uses a blended learning approach combining online learning lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.

The Course Content will include:

· Needs and Demands of Youth GAA Athletes

· Appropriate RT Exercises for the Youth Athlete

· Movement Analysis

· Programme Design

· Progression and Adaptation of RT Exercises

· Periodisation and Planning


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