Extensive programme of coaching courses in 2016

Published 15/12/2015 | 00:00

Wexford G.A.A. will deliver a number of foundation and award one coaching courses between now and March, 2016.

The courses aim to improve overall coaching standards within clubs as well as ensure mentors over under-age teams have the appropriate qualifications.

Coaches who are interested in the Award 2 course must apply directly to the coaching department. A number of informal events will also be run, aimed at strength and conditioning as well as practical hurling and football workshops.

The foundation award which is aimed at beginner coaches lasts between seven and ten hours, involving practical as well as theoretical sessions. The course will be run by one lead tutor.

Clubs not listed below may organise a foundation award, provided a minimum of twelve coaches are willing to participate. Contact the coaching department for further details, or alternatively you may attend a course in a nearby club.

The Award 1 course lasts between 16 and 20 hours and will be both classroom- and field-based. It will be delivered by a variety of tutors.

The last remaining foundation course, after a number of similar events over the past two months, is: St. Martin's, January 30 and February 6 (lead tutor, George O'Connor; co-ordinator, Martin Lynch).

The Award 1 details are:

Rathnure (child hurling), January 18, 23, 25 and 30, February 1 (lead tutor, Damian Quigley; co-ordinator, Eoin Morrissey); Horeswood (youth hurling), February 13, 20 and 24, March 2 and 5 (lead tutor, Shane O'Hanlon; co-ordinator, George O'Connor); Ferns St. Aidan's (youth hurling), February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, March 7 and 14 (lead tutor, Mick Byrne; co-ordinator, Martin Lynch); Bannow-Ballymitty (youth football), March 7, 12, 14 and 19 (lead tutor, Eddie Mahon; co-ordinator, Peter Hally); Rapparees (child hurling), February 27, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 (lead tutor, Martin Lynch; co-ord., Diarmuid Byrne).

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