Foundation Level Gaelic Football and Hurling Coaching Course05-11-2018

London GAA Community Development Administrator Lloyd Colfer and Lancashire GAA’s CDA Andrew Kane presided over a hugely enjoyable Foundation Level Gaelic Football and Hurling (Dual) Coaching Course at McGovern Park, Ruislip on Sunday, November 4th.

Eleven current and enthusiastic prospective coaches attended the day in an attempt to brush and up and evolve their knowledge in running Gaelic Games activities and exercises.

The course began with some theory work but shortly after that the group broke into practical work and some ice breakers to get everyone settled in.

Coaches were then moved on to group work to discuss the different challenges they face when dealing with children, youths and young adults.

Plenty of good ideas emerged from the groups and the participants were able to compare and contrast their coaching/pedagogical ideas with each other throughout the whole day.

After a short break coaches were broken up into pairs with one working on his own. 

All were given an activity which they had to deliver to their peers and bring into a game situation.

Everyone impressed with their extensive knowledge of the games and the way they were able to work to such a high standard under pressure.

A Foundation Level badge was awarded to each attendee and London GAA hopes to see as many as possible back again for the winter Level One Gaelic Football Courses running back at the Ruislip headquarters on November 23th/24th/25th or on December 7th/8th and 9th.