Module Title:Player Development 4 - GAA
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • Practical – Students will take part in lecture (Coach) lead practical sport specific practical sessions on the pitch and in the gym • Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. This may involve Q&A, group discussion or powerpoint presentations and online learning support where appropriate. • Problem solving exercises – students will work alone or as part of a team to address various playing and performance analysis challenges; • Self-Directed Independent Learning – The emphasis on independent learning will allow the student(s) to gain an appreciation of the many facets to be considered by the Gaelic Games athlete.
Module Aim: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to enhance their own individual performance in each area of the GAA's Player Pathway model to meet the demands of Gaelic Games.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Display a high level of proficiency to design, implement and evaluate programmes to help develop Gaelic Games specific athletic development components for pitch and gym based sessions.
LO2 Demonstrate the knowledge, capabilities and ability to continually self-reflect on areas of personal improvement needed for technical and tactical optimal performance levels
LO3 Create an action plan towards improving personal performance in the areas of technical and tactical player development
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

8567 DEVL_2 Player Development 1 - GAA
8573 DEVL_2 Player Development 3 - GAA
8575 DEVL_2 Player Development 2 - GAA
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physical Athletic Development
Develop knowledge and understanding of how to improve sport specific fitness components through pitch and gym based activities. (Aerobic, Anaerobic, Speed, Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Strength) • Undergo fitness testing and receive results and feedback on key individual improvement goals in relation to results. • Progression of gym based strength and conditioning programme
Technical Proficiency
• Performing the skills of Gaelic Football / Hurling / Camogie to an autonomous level in an open environment • Non-pressurised to pressurised • Adaptation of skill performance in response to the environment • Continue to inform development of skills through awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses (including personal style) • Performing skills at a consistent level and under control • Completion of the refinement of skills through consistent performance beyond conscious control
• Performing and altering decision making based on situational factors • Environmental conditions and opponents • Utilise event and position specific tactical preparation • Have a comprehensive knowledge of, as well as the ability to fully utilise, the principles of attack / defence / transition • Developing team play skills in open competitive environment • Altering team play/style based on opponents and environmental factors as practiced in a training environment • Effective competition strategies to play to strengths and exploit weaknesses of opponents • Altering decision making in real time
Performance Profiling
Developing greater awareness of self performance based on internal profiling and external feedback from coaches, statistics and video footage• Utilise the information to inform future development and performance goals. • Evaluation of all aspects of you (individual and team) play in real time at an autonomous level
Action planning
•Periodising a block to make improvements in tactical or technical area. Rational for plans • Using smart goals • Setting achievable short and medium term goals • Keeping a daily diary
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design, implement, evaluate and make recommendations on your own GYM based Athletic Development programme (2,000 word max) 1 50.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Mode A: (Players able to participate in class activities) Complete a self analysis performance profile on your own Tactical / Teamplay profile to identify short and medium term improvement goals. Use a weekly class log to capture all work completed to achieve the identified goals to improve performance. Mode B (Players Unable to participate in class activities) 1) Complete a self analysis performance profile on your own Tactical / Teamplay profile to identify medium to long term improvement goals. 2) Create a rehabilitation programme. 3) Use a weekly class log to capture all player development and rehabilitation work completed to regain full fitness and improve performance. 2,3 50.00 n/a
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
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 4 Mandatory
CW_BBGAA_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA) 4 Mandatory