Administrator & Referee Education

Administrator Education 

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The voluntary worker, committed to the promotion and development of our games, is the source of richness that sets us apart in the sporting world. It is vital, that as an Association, we continually assess our resources, structures and future direction. As such the Chomhairle Training programme supports the work of Club and County Officers in the organisation and development of our Games and facilitates a planning process to develop a short, medium and long term plan suited to the individual needs of each unit.The programme consists of the following inputs ............

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Referee Education 

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The Referee Education programme is organised across Club, County and National levels of the Association (for both Hurling and Football) aimed at providing Referees who can facilitate the proper conduct of our Games at all stages of the Pathway to Elite Performance.The Referee Education programme consists of the following inputs.................



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The Programme of Applied Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a series of Workshops, Clinics, Ancillary Courses, and Conferences on various topics and disciplines related to the role and performance of Coaches, Administrators and Referees. Applied Lifelong Learning also creates a link to Diploma and Degree courses in Third Level Institutions which serve to further the knowledge of the participants and which may provide credits towards progression as Coaches, Administrators and Referees within the Association. Applied Lifelong Learning makes provision for Coaches, Administrators and Referees to:

(i) continually develop their vocational skills

(ii) progress at a rate suited to their own development, and

(iii) ensure that as players progress through PEP and STEP, they are provided with the proper CARE for ALL.

The latter explains why the aphorism “ align and combine PEP and STEP with CARE for ALL “ highlights the key challenge facing the GAA, and its centrality to the successful implementation of the OTú Games Development Model.