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Assistant Coaches Course - Galway

The Assistant Coach Course is a precursor to the Level 1 course. It gives novice coaches the basic skills required to assist at training sessions.


Event Description:

Assistant Coach Course – Ballinderreen, Galway

Monday 8th of November 7:30pm - 9:30pm ONLINE Theory via Zoom

Saturday 13th of November 11am In Person Practical Day 

Location: Ballinderreen GAA Grounds, Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan, Galway

Price - €60.00

Course Aim

The aim of the assistant coach course is to give some basic skills to the beginner coach to help assist a more senior coach in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes. It is an introduction to coaching in three key event areas, Running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).

Course Content

  • The content for this course includes;
  • group coaching skills and identifying ways to make coaching sessions fun
  • Fun and functional warm ups and cool downs
  • Safety in Athletics, including Child Welfare
  • Rules of key events
  • Communicating with young athletes and giving effective feedback.
  • Basic Running skills
  • Basic Long Jump Skills
  • Basic Shot Putt skills

Entry Requirements: The Assistant Coach Course is open to all those 16 years or over.

Assessment/ Qualification: There is no exam.

Contact: Conor Wilson 086 0329578 or