Coach Education Programme » Award 2 – Child

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Course Outline: The Award 2 Coach Education course is the third award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and Award 1 programmes and have experience as a Coach

Aimed at: Coaches of Juvenile Teams (U12 and below)

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Entry Requirements:
Foundation Level / Foundation Award Course.
Level 1 / Award One Child  Course

Course Candidates will be 18 years or over.
Candidates will be asked to abide by the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport

Duration: 36 Hours (Dual Course)
27 Hours (single Code)

Resources: Overheads/ PowerPoint Presentation

Course Fee: €120

Rationale:

The Award 2 Programme focuses on the further development of how and what to coach based on the playing group that you are involved with but also to look further at the integration of key areas that contribute to performance

Use of the OTú model to do a personal, player and team analysis.ach based on the playing group that you are involved with but also to look further at the integration of key areas that contribute to performance.

The Course is divided into a number of modules; some expose coaches to practical situations and others are designed to develop your knowledge base

Philosophy:

The course is designed to promote the development of self awareness and reflection through modelling their coaching practice against the OTú Model.

As coaches progress through the Award 2 programme, they are exposed to further aspects of the model, aiming to improve their ability across each area – facilitated by the Tutor.

 Assessment:

For successful completion of the Award 2 course a portfolio must be submitted.  It includes assignments completed during Course time and also off course time.  They  include

  • Coach Self Reflection against OTú Model
  • Planning of practical sessions for:
    - Building & Breaking Skills
    - Decision Making
    - Games to develop team play
    - Physical Literacy
  • Delivery of 2 Coaching episodes from above
  • Evidence of debrief: On course assignments
  • Planning and Delivery:  Off -Course Coaching Assignment
  • Evidence of debrief: Off-course assignments