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Coach Developer Training 2022

GAA Handball are currently looking applicants to represent the association and become National Coach Developers.

What is a Coach Developer?

Coach Developers are the people who deliver GAA Handball's certified Foundation & Level 1 Coaching Courses to members. Currently GAA Handball have a small team of eight active Coach Developers. To become a Coach Developer you must go through an extensive 5 full weekend training programme delivered by Sport Ireland at the University of Limerick. GAA Handball will fund the costs for successful candidates.

Coach Developer training will involve attendance at all five contact weekends. There will also be NGB Coach Developer-related workshops, distance learning tasks, presentation tasks, observation tasks and delivery of coach education courses. On successful completion of the necessary assessments and graduation, Coach Developers will be asked to commit to the delivery of coach education programmes within their NGB.


2022 Dates @ University Limerick:

  • 5/6 Mar 2022
  • 26/27 Mar 2022
  • 30/4 & 1/5 2022
  • 21/22 May 2022
  • 11/12 June 2022


Coach Developer Qualities:

Must be comfortable talking to audiences. Have competent IT & Presentation skills. A strong knowledge of Handball Coaching. Must have completed (or willing to) the Foundation & Level 1 Coaching Courses. Willing to travel to deliver Coaching Courses.



Deadline for GAA Handball's Application is October 25th. Please contact National Development Officer Darragh Daly to discuss the programme in detail if you are interested.