To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks. The sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.
The sessions will be along two separate formats. Every Tuesday there will be a live Questions and Answers session with a coach. Any participants in the Q and A will have an opportunity to view the coach delivering a session from the GAA Games Development Conference over the last couple of years and submit their questions via twitter for the coach to answer live.
Every Thursday there will be a live webinar presented by a coach or coach developer. The webinar will be a 30 minute presentation followed by a live Q and A with the presenter.
Topic: Q and A Session with Paudie Butler
Paudie delivered a presentation at the 2017 GAA Games Development Conference entitled ‘Values Omptimise Potential’ which provided an insight into his latest thinking on coaching and being a coach. All participants are encouraged to review this presentation and to submit their questions to Paudie using the form above. To access the presentation, visit the 2017 Games Development Conference page at https://learning.gaa.ie/conference2017
Presenter: Paudie Butler
Paudie Butler is a GAA Coach and Coach Educator who has supported the development of thousands of players and coaches over the last 30 years. A native of Tipperary, Paudie represented his club Drom Inch and Tipperary at all grades. As a coach and former local Primary School principal, Paudie has been instrumental to the current success of Drom Inch. He has also played a leading part with Tipperary teams of all age groups. As a Coach Educator, Paudie is perhaps the most recognisable Coach Educator in the GAA. He has been at the forefront of developments in the GAA formal coach education programme, having represented Munster on the national Coach Education committees. The inaugural Hurling Development Manager for the GAA, Paudie supported the development of Hurling across the Association.
Registering Your Interest
To express your interest in being part of the Q and A session, please complete the form on the GAA Learning webpage – https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020
Please note that we are using Microsoft Teams to host the event. You can access Teams through your web browser, or you can download the Teams application onto your device.
On Wednesday 1st April at 8pm, Rebel Og Coaching will host a webinar with GDA’s Colm Crowley and James McCarthy on games based warm ups and session design in football. Details will be available on Monday with regard to accessing the interactive content.
Please see below correspondence relating to a new initiative involving the GAA and Musgraves (SuperValu and Centra).
Working together, we are attempting to establish a support network to assist with the delivery of essentials to elderly and isolated members of our communities.
The project will be getting a big push in the coming days through the media and across various social channels and the ask of the GAA is to pair each of their stores with a willing club who can assist in the provision of volunteers.
I wish to draw your attention again to our previously issued guidance document of March 20th.
We advised you that, until March 29th, games and training were suspended, club gyms were to close, and Player Injury Fund cover was suspended.
We subsequently instructed that club bars should also close for the period.
Please be advised that, in line with recent government announcements, these measures and closures are now extended to Sunday April 19 inclusive, at which stage arrangements will be reviewed.
In addition, we are now instructing GAA Clubs to close their facilities completely.
This is to include the use of all pitches and property for recreational purposes, including walking, casual games or gatherings.
Where it is not possible to restrict access please erect signage to the effect that all GAA facilities are closed and all activity suspended.
In order to facilitate an orderly resumption of activities when circumstances permit, Clubs are encouraged to proceed as normal with their membership registration process where practical. Clubs of course should be mindful of the possible changed financial circumstances of members.
Similarly, club lottos may proceed if they are run on an online basis and do not involve wholesale engagement with the public.
Clubs are also advised to refrain from undertaking new capital projects while support funding for this type of work is suspended.
As a national / international organisation, we have a part to play in emphasising the need to practice social distancing, as outlined by the authorities.
It is imperative that we exercise extreme caution keeping two metres between people when taking physical exercise while encouraging people to consider using off-peak times when they are less likely to meet others.
Attached (Please see below) is the latest messaging from the HSE covering guidelines around volunteering which we advise our clubs to consider as they involve themselves in community-based volunteer efforts.
Individual volunteers are asked to register with Volunteer Ireland (26 Counties) and Volunteer Now (Six Counties).
We would like to thank everyone who has helped the GAA adhere to government guidelines up to this point.
We would also like to assure you that we, and the wider GAA team across our counties and provinces, are working hard to ensure that we are in the best possible position to return to our games when that time comes.
In the meantime, please stay safe, look out for one another and continue to adhere to the instructions of the Government and the Health Authorities at this most challenging time.
Go raibh maith agaibh,
Tomás Ó Riain Seán Ó hÓráin
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