From webinars, skills challenges & virtual training sessions, it’s been a busy few months for the GAA community. Our Games Development Department has been busy providing assistance to coaches, players, teachers and parents to make this difficult time easier.  

GAA Learning Website

The GAA Learning platform at learning.gaa.ie is host to a series of Games Development initiatives building on the vast array of resources and courses published in recent years that are now providing a very valuable outlet for Coaches, Players, and Teachers without the opportunity to perform their usual roles in the promotion and playing of our games.

Some of these initiatives include:

-GAA Primary Challenges – Lesson Plans & Physical Activities for Primary School Children

-Coaching Webinars – Live and recorded webinars with leaders in Coaching and Coach Education

– 100’s  of activities to Coach Hurling, Football, Handball and Rounders on the GAA Coaching Planner https://learning.gaa.ie/planner/

– Games Development Conference Videos and Presentations from 2014 to 2020 https://learning.gaa.ie/GamesConference2020

– ‘GAA 15’ Injury Prevention Programme – https://learning.gaa.ie/gaa15

– Céim ar Aghaidh Resources for Primary School – https://learning.gaa.ie/ceim

– The Skills of Hurling – https://learning.gaa.ie/hurlingskills

– The Skills of Football – https://learning.gaa.ie/footballskills

– Online Courses and Workshops for Coaches, Players, Referees and Administrators

– LGFA and Camogie Resources and Programmes

 

#GAAPrimary Challenges

The #GAAPrimary Challenges is a series of learning & physical activities for children in Primary School. During these particularly challenging times for families, the #GAAPrimary Challenges are designed to help teachers and parents to work on the cross-curricular lesson plans with children to meet their learning needs. Gaelic games-themed lessons are across all curriculum subjects and are for children at every class level, based on the GAA Céim ar Aghaidh/Step Ahead resource. For some fresh air and physical exercise, inter-county stars set Skill Challenges weekly that can be done at or near your home. There are also fun competitions and prizes to be won on the @GAAlearning twitter page. Primary teachers are encouraged to share lesson plans, learning material and ideas by email to [email protected] or on social media using #GAAPrimary. 

Webinar Series

To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, an Cumann Camogaíochta & the LGFA have created a series of Coach Development Webinar sessions taking place on Tuesdays & Thursday at 7.30pm. Information on future sessions can be access through our twitter ‘@GAAlearning‘ and past sessions can be viewed on our Youtube Page ‘GAALearning

National Hurling Development Manager, Martin Fogarty, is hosting Hurling specific webinars every Monday on various aspects of the game and how best to coach it. For more details, visit out twitter @GAALearning

Coach Survey 

The Coach Survey was launched this week with the GAA, LGFA & Camogie Association joining forces to help shape the future development of Gaelic games. The aim of the survey is to get to know more about coaches involvement, their role, experiences and how they envisage their coaching future. The form can be accessed through the link below. If you have any queries about the survey, you can email [email protected]

For more information on any of these resources, please visit our website ‘https://learning.gaa.ie/‘ or twitter page @GAALearning