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Offaly GAA Youth Resistance Training Course
(Time and dates to be confirmed, this is merely an expression of interest form)

Time Commitment: This is a nationally recognised course with a 30 hour commitment from the participant, this will be spread out November 2018 to January 2019 (one weekend day 9.30 to 4pm / and one evening 7pm to 9pm).

Fee: The cost of this course is €150, all successful Offaly candidates will receive €100 refund on receipt of a pass grade.

"GAA Youth Resistance Training Course"

This course is designed to provide G.A.A. coaches working at the youth level (13-18 years of age) with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver an appropriate Resistance Training (R.T.) programme. The R.T. course is designed specifically to meet the needs and demands of the Gaelic Games youth player in clubs, schools or talent academy squads. The focus of the course is to enable G.A.A. coaches to deliver an RT programme that is focused on improving functional strength and movement efficiency. The methodologies and exercises involved require the use of minimal equipment to enable the R.T. programme to be delivered in the normal training environment of clubs, schools and development squads.

The course uses a blending learning approach of online learning, lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Course content include:

The needs and demands of the youth G.A.A. players;

Selecting appropriate R.T. exercises for the youth players;

How to carry out a movement analysis;

Programme design, periodisation and planning.

How to progress and adapt exercises for different abilities.

There is a large focus on the practical application of course content with a 3:1 practical to theory ratio. Assessment procedures will assess both theoretical and practical content of the course. It is desirable that applicants would have completed the GAA Award 1 Youth or Adult course and/or have knowledge and experience of the area."

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