Offaly GAA will be hosting a Youth Resistance Training Course this November.
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.
To assess the demand for this course please pass around the form attached.
From there I will contact those interested as soon as possible with more concrete details.