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Club Coaching Officers – Roles and Responsibilities

Club Coaching Officer – Roles & Responsibilities

Role Description: to The [Insert Club Name] Club Coaching Officer will promote best practice in coaching and games development in the Club, helping to ensure that there is a regular programme of games for all players

Reports/accountable to: [Insert Club Name] Executive Committee


  1. Chairperson of Club Coaching & Games Committee – The Club Coaching Officer will be responsible for organising periodic meetings of all coaches to review and evaluate progress within the club. A function of this committee should be to promote underage activities in the local community and on player and mentor recruitment.
  2. Club/School Link – The Club Coaching Officer will forge close links with the local primary schools ensuring the club provides sufficient support through the provision of coaching and games to the pupils. Where appropriate develop a relationship with local post primary schools.
  3. Coach Education – To promote education and qualification of all coaches within the club. The Club Coaching Officer will encourage all club coaches to attend appropriate courses, workshops and seminars and receive coaching qualifications. The Club Coaching Officer will oversee the recruitment, appointment and development of coaches within the club, e.g. by sourcing mentors.
  4. Club Coach Planning – The Club Coaching Officer will lead out in the development and implementation of a Club Coaching Plan (Request assistance from County Coaching & Games team if necessary). Key areas below
  • Oversee the appointment of head and assistant coaches for the year
  • Child and Youth Games Opportunities (Go Games, Super Games Centres, Feiles, Youth tournaments, Underage leagues and championships).
  • Learning and Development (Implement best practice concerning Foundation, Award 1 & 2 coaching qualifications)
  • Talent Academies (County Development Squads)
  • Camps (Summer, Easter and Halloween)
  • Hurling and Football Development Initiatives
  • School Initiatives (Primary/Secondary School Link)

Skills Required

  • Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to delegate key tasks to other officers where required
  • Coaching officers must be official members of their Club
  • Have completed a minimum of Child Safeguarding and Foundation level training

Other Requirements

  • Have time to do the job
  • Have a genuine interest in the GAA
  • Motivated to set high standards for the Club to improve the whole Club/Community


Signed: __________________           ____________________    Membership No._________________________                                         Club Chairman/Secretary                                      Coaching Officer                   


Downloadable PDF Link:

Connacht GAA Club Coaching Officer Role Final

Club Coaching Officers – Roles and Responsibilities Section