Coaching Courses

Coaching Courses

Coach Education plays a vital role in our organisation and training of teams should not be undervalued when planning our games activities for the year.

All clubs must ensure every person involved with coaching teams in their club must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a member of the Association
  • Be Garda Vetted
  • Complete a Safeguarding course if coaching underage children or have U18 on adult team (see LGFA Safeguarding FAQ's)
  • Hold a basic coaching qualification

Too often our players are subjected to inappropriate training programmes due to the lack of awareness of current coaching practices. Our coaching courses offer up to date coaching information and every course brings a new challenge for all coaches even the most experienced.

Courses can be booked by Clubs or Counties by contacting Shauna McNutt at (01) 8363156 or email: developmentsupport@lgfa.ie 


‘Unlocking the Potential’ Coach Education Programme


Ready Steady Coach – Course Fee €100 (to organise course)

A volunteer recruitment coaching programme aimed at providing support and assistance to new volunteers interested in helping with coaching or running a team within the club.

Participants must be 16 years of age and over.

Duration: 2.5hrs

To find out when the next Ready, Steady, Coach course is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or see the Leinster Course Calendar


FUNdamental’s Course – Course Fee €400 (to organise course)

This is the first course on the Coaching Ladder.   FUNdamentals is a foundation level course designed as an introduction to good coaching, no matter what age group you are starting to coach with.  It  is a fun, dynamic and informative course designed by coaches for coaches.

Coaches will gain some insights into the theoretical underpinnings of successful coaching as well as having the opportunity to coach and learn in a safe environment.

Participants must be 16 years of age and over

To find out when the next FUNdamentals course is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or see the Leinster Course Calendar


Raising the Bar – Level 1 Coaching Course – Course Fee €600 (to organise course) 

The next step on our coaching ladder is our Level 1 course.  Coaches must have completed their Ladies Gaelic Football ‘FUNdamentals’ course prior to undertaking the Level 1 course, have a minimum of one year’s coaching experince to participate on this and be 18 years of age or older.

Must be over 18 yrs.

Course consists of two 6 hour contact days. Minimum length of time between day 1 and 2 must be at least six weeks.

To find out when the next Level 1 course is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or see the Leinster Course Calendar


Level 2 Coaching Course (Currently organised regionally by LGFA)

This course is developed to challenge existing coaches around the use of patterns of play in their coaching sessions. Coaches are encouraged to use patterns to develop their players to be highly skilled and have the ability to make decisions regardless of their age or grade. The programme aims to bring focus back to football.

Must be over 18+ yrs.

Course consists of four 6 hour contact days and will be organised over two weekends (Sat + Sun).

Information about Level 2 courses will be advertised via the LGFA website and social media pages.


Key2Coaching Workshop

Coaches gain better understanding of how to plan, organise, deliver and evaluate a typical training session for:

Option 1: Players ranging from U8 to U12 age

Option 2: Players ranging from U14 to adult level

Duration: 2hrs

To find out when the next Key2Coaching workshop is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or see the Leinster Course Calendar


Coaching The Keeper Workshop

Aimed to supply coaches with the necessary knowledge and coaching techniques in order to provide focused and beneficial training for Goalkeepers.

Duration: 2.5hrs

To find out when the next Coaching the Keeper Workshop is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or see the Leinster Course Calendar


All courses will be deliverd by Tutors who have completed the Coaching Ireland Tutor Education Programme and they ensure that the course material is appropriate to the target group of coaches and conduct all courses in a fun, relaxed environment.

All successful participants on our coaching courses receive our qualifications which are recognised by Coaching Ireland and a Coaching Ireland Award is a high quality accreditation recognised throughout Europe. The involvement of Coaching Ireland ensures each course is delivered by certified tutors and standards are kept high.

For more information or to organise a Coaching Course please contact

Shauna McNutt at (01) 8363156 or email: developmentsupport@lgfa.ie 

To register your interest for a course contact your County Development Officer