To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks. The sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.
The sessions will be along two separate formats. Every Tuesday there will be a live Questions and Answers session with a coach. Any participants in the Q and A will have an opportunity to view the coach delivering a session from the GAA Games Development Conference over the last couple of years and submit their questions via the registration form for the coach to answer live.
Every Thursday there will be a live webinar presented by a coach or coach developer. The webinar will be a 30-minute presentation followed by a live Q and A with the presenter.
The programme of events has been completed up until the end of April. Beginning this week we have:
- Tuesday, April 7th – Q and A – Owen Mooney,
- Thursday, April 9th – Webinar – Gerard O’Connor, Games Development Manager, Dublin GAA
- Tuesday, April 14th – Q and A – Stuart Lancaster, Senior Coach, Leinster Rugby
- Thursday, April 16th – Webinar – Dr. Damien Young, Performance Analyst Tipperary Senior Hurlers / Cliodhna O’Connor, Coach, Dublin Senior Hurlers, and Orlaith Curran, Athletic Development Coach, IRFU*
- Tuesday, April 21st – Q and A – Liam Moggan, Coach Educator
- Thursday, April 23rd – Webinar – Shane Keegan, former Manager Wexford Youths, Galway United
- Tuesday, April 28th – Q and A – Prof Wade Gilbert, Fresno State University, California. Coach, Canadian Olympic Softball Team
- Thursday, April 30th – Webinar – Johnny Bradley, Programme Director MSc Sports Performance Analysis, Carlow IT
Note that the April 16th Webinar event will be two separate webinars. One involving Dr. Damien Young, and the second involving Cliodhna O’Connor and Orlaith Curran.
Please note that each new session involves a new registration period. Any coach that has registered previously must register for any individual session that they wish to attend. This is because each new session involves a new set of log on details that are sent out electronically on the day of each session.
Registration opens at 9pm following the completion of each session. A valid email address is required for each registration.
Registration for the upcoming session involving Owen Mooney, as well as details of the session to be presented are available at https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020