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Project Coordinators

What are ye’re club projects and who are coordinators:


Project Coordinator



The Coaching committee should provide a brief to each coordinator as the to what is expected to be carried out within each project, See some samples below:


Nursery Coordinator
·       Ensure training time and venue is confirmed.

·       Responsible for ordering appropriate Nursery equipment.

·       In conjunction with Coaching Officer/Coach Education Coordinator, ensure coaches are qualified, Safeguarded and Garda Vetted.

·       Oversee coaches to ensure Nursery sessions are planned out, e.g. stations

·       Liaise with Coaching Officer/Coach Education Coordinator to invite GDA/GPO to help develop the Nursery Coaches.

Coach Education Coordinator
·       October start to advertise for new coaches who will need to complete their Foundation Course.

·       October start to identify current Foundation coaches who are willing to complete their Award 1.

·       October start to identify current Award 1 coaches who are willing to complete their Award 2.

·       In conjunction with the Coaching Committee, identify areas where coaches require support and organise with the Coaching Officer to invite GDA/GPO to assist.

·       Identify coaching workshops that will help upskill club coaches.

·       Plan a club coaching workshop (can be used as a fundraiser for the club).

Skills Challenge Coordinator
·       Decide if the club wants an internal Skills Challenge (Under 11s – Under 15s) or if they just want to concentrate on the age group that will take part in the County Competition.

·       Organise a session for players and coaches to become familiar with the challenges.

·       Invite GDA/GPO to demonstrate how to setup the Skills Challenges and scoring system.

·       Schedule a number of Skill Challenge Events/Re-tests over the course of the Season (every 6 weeks).

·       Oversee/Organise training sessions in the run up to the County Competition.

·       Display the Coaching Skill Cards in dressing rooms for players and coaches to reference.

School Link Coordinator
·       Responsible for creating and updating a club display board in the school.

·       Identify and organise club coaches who can provide regular coaching during school hours.

·       Identify and organise club coaches who can oversee the Cumann na mBunscol teams.

·       Ensure the school are kept up to date with any initiatives from Coaching and Games, e.g. Fundamentals Program, Coaching Blocks, Blitz Days, Skill Challenge Competition, Jersey Day.

Cul Camp Coordinator
·       Help the county staff with all things around the cul camp

·       Facility check

·       Opening and Closing facilities

·       Providing extra equipment that may be required during camp

Games Coordinator
·       Ensuring every team in the club gets an adequate number of games (approx. 20)

·       Help to set up links with clubs to form friendships for games long-term

·       Help team managers coordinating games within club (not to clash with others)

Project Coordinators Section