Become a Coach
What do I need to do?
Complete the Register your interest form below and wait for instruction from the relevant county games manager.
What do I need to be a Coach at a Cúl Camp ? (18 years +)
- Minimum coaching requirement - foundation coaching award / introduction to Gaelic games
- Completed Garda vetting / Access NI
- Completed GAA child safe guarding course
If you do not have one or any of the above awards please contact your relevant county administrator or games manager.
What do I need to be an Assistant Coach at a Cúl Camp ? (16 – 18 years)
*The role of Assistant Coach allows 16 -18 year olds work at Cúl Camps once accompanied by a qualified GAA coach. Please note note not all counties accept Assistant Coaches on their program.
What do I need to do ?
- Present completed feature leaders award certificate to your county games manager (county games manager contacts available on our Contact Us page )
- Complete Introduction to Gaelic games or Future Leader Coaching module
- Completed Garda Vetting - parental consent form
- Complete Cúl Camp safeguarding module provided by county games manager
Benefits to you.
- Put learnings provided by the Future Leaders program into practice
- Build your cv with meaningful work experience
- Learn new skills in a work environment
- Explore potential career in teaching, coaching and similar professions
COACHES (18 Years +)
- Minimum coaching qualifications to be held by persons coaching at camps
- All coaches must be vetted by one of the Gaelic Games Associations in accordance with legislation, prior to commencing their role
- Coaches must attend the Gaelic Games Associations Child Safeguarding Training, prior to commencing their role
- The number of coaches required are dependent on the number of children attending a camp as Supervisors and Camps Assistants do not have a coaching role
SUPERVISORS (18 Years +)
Supervisors may be appointed to act solely in a supervisory capacity, and it presents Club personnel to play an active role in the organising of Camps. Supervisor is not a coach, must be an adult and ideally should have a role in the Club e.g. parent, committee member, mentor of team etc. They must be in membership of the Association.
- Supervisors shall be vetted by one of the Gaelic Games Associations, prior to commencing their role
- Supervisors, as a minimum, shall attend the training provided for Camp Assistants, prior to commencing their role
- Supervisors may be included in the calculations for adult to child ratio
CAMP ASSISTANTS (16-18 Years old)
The role of Camp Assistant was devised to enable us to provide a role for young people between 16 and 18 yrs. of age who may wish to work at our Camps. The role is ideal for a young person who has been identified as one that may have future leadership or coaching potential. The Camp Assistant will ideally assist in setting up camp facilities and in showing skills to children, always under the direction of a coach. The Camp Assistant may not be used for the purpose of calculating adult to child ratios nor may they act in a supervisory role, due to their age.
- Camp Assistants must attend the camp assistant training programme, before they commence their role
- Camp Assistants must work under the direction of qualified coaches
- Must be vetted (16 yrs. plus)
- Must have the ability to show basic playing skills to children