Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development news

Club coach mentor programme: Our club coach mentor programme has commenced over the past few weeks in Carrigallen & Melvin Gaels clubs. It will be expanded to Kiltubrid & Drumkeerin clubs over the next two weeks.

Club coach mentor programme: Our club coach mentor programme has commenced over the past few weeks in Carrigallen & Melvin Gaels clubs. It will be expanded to Kiltubrid & Drumkeerin clubs over the next two weeks.

This programme designed by our coach education committee and promoted by our coaching and games development committee aims to assist clubs and coaches with what is considered best coaching practise, initally at grades up to under 12 but expanding to include all grades up to Minor.

Award 1 Child & Youth/Adult course: Our Award 1 course due to commence this evening Wednesday 15th has been postponed for one week due to the lack of registration. We would ask all coaches interested in completing either the child or youth/adult modules of the course to register before Friday next May 17, on the google doc sent to all club secretaries. If there is not sufficient numbers registered by Friday next then we will be forced to postpone the course.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps: Application forms for this years Kellogg’s Cul camps have been distributed through our Primary schools and are also available from all clubs. The on-line booking is in full swing and we would encourage using this system of booking if possible.

A €5 discount per child is available by using the coupon from selected Kellogg’s cereal boxes and booking on-line.

U8, U10 & U12 Go-Games Blitz & Mini league: It has been brought to our attention that the spirit of these blitz and mini leagues seems to have been lost on some coaches. It is very disturbing to hear that some coaches still seem to think, that it is neccessary and ok to shout abuse at children.

I would ask all club officers to please address this issue urgently and if a coach is not prepared to adhere to the official code of conduct for working with children then they should not be coaching children.

Development squads: Our U15 & U16 squads are on a break at the moment while dates for the U14 squad trials will be finalised shortly.

Contact: For further details on any of the above contact Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or coachingofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie or Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie