Module Title:Coach Education 3 - GAA
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed below will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: Lectures – communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the students; Demonstrations – coaching demonstrations by lecturer; Peer teaching – practice at coaching by students with structured feedback from their peers; Problem solving exercises – students will work alone or as part of a team to address various coaching and performance analysis challenges; Class discussion/debate - students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills; E-Learning – the module will be supported by material from the GAA’s learning and development portal; Self-directed independent earning will be emphasised and encouraged – reading by students, searching the web, looking for advice or help from others, attending lectures and workshops on coaching and related topics, seeking opportunities to practice coaching in settings outside the IT.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to coach each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Use the six ‘how to coach’ skills to coach each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model: technical proficiency, tactical prowess, team play, physical fitness, psychological focus and participant feedback, to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
LO2 Evaluate their performance, and the performance of others, as coaches of each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model, as the model applies to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
LO3 Design programme plans appropriate for use in coaching each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model, as the model applies to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
LO4 Plan and coach GAA-related activities in ways that are at all times consistent with the guidelines in: ‘Our Games – Our Code, the Joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport’.
LO5 Collect and analyse GAA-specific data on tactical and technical aspects of sports performance, and justify the use of the analysis methods used.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

6995 SPRT H2337 Coach Education 2 - GAA
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Students must pass Coach Education 2 (GAA) to be able to register for Coach Education 3 (GAA)
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
GAA coach education structure
• GAA Coach education structure, process and award system • Mandatory coaching standards for GAA club and inter-county teams • The coaching environment
Role of the coach
• Roles and responsibilities of a GAA coach with particular emphasis on the needs of youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers • Carrying out GAA-related activities consistent with the guidelines in: ‘Our Games – Our Code, the Joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport’
The GAA total playing performance model
• The GAA total playing performance model as it applies to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
The skills of coaching
• The I.D.E.A. method of coaching a skill • The six ‘how to coach skills’ • The skills of Gaelic football and hurling • Correcting errors in the execution of Gaelic football and hurling skills, with reference to players’ head, hands and feet • The STEP method of varying coaching activities • Communication in coaching
Coaching technical proficiency
• Coaching technical proficiency to GAA youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching tactical prowess
• Coaching tactical prowess to GAA youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching team play
• Coaching team play to GAA youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching physical fitness
• Coaching physical fitness to GAA youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching psychological focus
• Coaching psychological focus to GAA youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching participant feedback
• Using participant feedback to complement the development of the other elements of the GAA total playing performance model in youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Planning in coaching
• The importance of planning in coaching • Designing programme plans for coaching each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Evaluation in coaching
• The importance of evaluation in coaching • Evaluating the effectiveness of the coaching of each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model, as the model applies to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers • Designing and implementing interventions to improve the effectiveness of the coaching of each element of the GAA’s total playing performance model
Performance analysis
• Statistics for analysing sports performance data • Choosing the correct statistical technique • Integrating video recording spreadsheets and statistical techniques
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment45.00%
Project25.00%
Practical30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Assessment of log book containing plans for practical coaching sessions undertaken, and also with reflections on, and evaluations of, own and other coaches’ plans and practical sessions 1,2,3,4 45.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Assessment of written project on performance analysis topic 5 25.00 Sem 1 End
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of planning and practical coaching abilities 1,3,4 30.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.67
Total Hours 200.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBGAA_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) 3 Group Elective 1
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 3 Group Elective 1