Module Title:Coach Education 3 - GAA
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
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 inside and or outside the IT.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to coach each element of the Gaelic Games Player Pathway to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers in an individual player and team environment while critically evaluating their own and others' coaching performances.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate enhanced ability and understanding of how to use I.D.E.A.L. method, S.T.E.P.R. method, and the six HOW TO COACH skills to coach each element of the Gaelic Games Player Pathway model to test and challenge youth and adult Gaelic Games players in an individual and team environment.
LO2 Evaluate, plan, design and coach youth and adult Gaelic Games related session plan activities both for an individual player and full team 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.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

6991 SPRT H1337 Coach Education 1 - GAA
6995 SPRT H2337 Coach Education 2 - GAA
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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 have completed and passed both the Introduction to Gaelic Games Foundation course & GAA Award 1 Courses.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Gaelic Games coach education structure
• Gaelic Games Coach education structure, process and award system • Mandatory coaching standards for Gaelic Games club and inter-county teams
The Gaelic Games player pathway model
• The Gaelic Games player pathway model as it applies to child Gaelic footballers, hurlers and camogie players (The environment, The Game, The Player) • The player - The 6 key attributes developed over time through a coaching approach to help players reach their full potential :1. Passion 2. Respect 3. Responsibility 4. Commitment 5. Resilience 6. Creativity • The Environment - The 6 key player support pillars within the Environment strand of the Gaelic Games Player Pathway : 1. Coaches 2. Teachers 3. Families 4. Role Models & Peers 5. The Games Programme 6. The Gaelic Games System • The Game - Building player capacities so players become more competent at playing our Games. 1. Technical 2. Tactical 3. Physical 4. Psychosocial
Role of the coach
• Roles and responsibilities of a Gaelic Games coach with particular emphasis on the needs of youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers •Carrying out Gaelic Games related activities consistent with the guidelines in: ‘Our Games – Our Code, the Joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport’
The skills of coaching
• The I.D.E.A.L 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 at minimum reference to players’ head, hands and feet positioning • The S.T.E.P.R method of varying coaching activities • Communication in coaching • all with particular emphasis on the needs of youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching technical
• Coaching technical to Gaelic Games youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching tactical
• Coaching team play and decision making to Gaelic Games youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching physical fitness
• Coaching physical fitness to Gaelic Games youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching participant feedback
• Using participant feedback to complement the development of the other elements of the Gaelic Games player pathway model in youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Coaching psychological focus
• Coaching psychological focus to Gaelic Games youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers
Rules
The Gaelic Games rules as they apply to youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
Lifestyle
Lifestyle requirements for youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
Nutrition and Hydration
Nutrition and Hydration requirements for youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
Talent Identification
Talent Identification & development for youth and adult Gaelic footballers and hurlers.
Communication
Importance of verbal and non verbal communication, listening, questioning in Gaelic Games coaching.
Planning in coaching
• The importance of planning in coaching • Designing programme plans for coaching each element of the Gaelic Games player pathway 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 Gaelic Games player pathway 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 Gaelic Games player pathway model
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Practical40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Completion of a Coach Education log book to include Adult / Youth appropriate session plans, reflections and course workbook learnings. 10,000 word max 1,2 60.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of planning and practical coaching abilities throughout the semester. 1,2 40.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.53
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 5 Elective
CW_BBGAA_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA) 5 Elective