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Is your club/school interested in running a coaching course?

Is your club interested in running a coaching course, or are you looking to improve your own coaching skills? If so, please register your Club / School / Counties interest via the below link and one of our Development Staff will get back in touch asap.

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See below for what type of Coaching Courses we offer, and for some important information regarding courses.

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GAA Handball provide a selection of Coaching Course options to assist the development of coaches, with courses led by National Tutors, qualified through Coaching Ireland. Below is a breakdown of options of courses. Please contact your Regional Development Officer for further information.

Contact our team

Clare Conway
Regions: Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo and Galway.

Marguerite Gore
Regions: Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny, Clare, Carlow, Wexford, Wicklow and Laois

Regions: Dublin, Kildare, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Louth, Longford, Armagh, Down and Antrim.

1) School & GAA Club In-Services

  • A two hour Inservice / Taster session targeting the growing number of Schools & GAA Clubs that are starting to develop Handball.
  • Content includes the basic rules, shots and mini games to help assist the growth of the game in the school/club.

2) Foundation Level Coaching Award

  • The Foundation Level Coaching Award comprises of a one day course and is open for anyone to attend. 
  • Aims at introducing the Fundamentals of Handball. Key areas covered include; the strokes, warm-ups, mini games, lesson planning and basic tactics.
  • This course is fully certified by Sport Ireland, and delivered by a GAA Handball National Tutor. 
  • 10/15 participants required. Clubs can join up in order to achieve minimum numbers.

3) Level One Coaching Award

  • The Level One Coaching Award is delivered over two days.
  • The highest coaching qualification in GAA Handball. 
  • Attendees must have completed a Foundation Level Coaching Award one year prior before becoming eligible for this course.
  • This course is fully recognised by Sport Ireland, and delves deeper into the higher end coaching specificities of Handball.
  • Key areas covered include; the strokes, the serves, shot selection and execution, advanced tactics, fitness and speed.
  • 10/15 participants required. Clubs can join up in order to achieve minimum numbers.