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Coaching & Referee Education

The Canadian Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to implementing an integrated Coach and Referee Education Pathway with a view to maximizing participation and optimizing best playing standards and practice. We have certified Tutors across Canada who are available to deliver referee, Foundation and Level 1 Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie certified coaching courses within your club/division.  Working with Ulster GAA, LGFA, GAA and Camogie Association, we want to ensure the best standard are reached in coach and referee education.

If you are a member of the Canada GAA and are interested in hosting a course for your club please review the steps and information  below:

  1. Review the CGAA Coaching Course Requirements document.
  2. Complete and submit the application form: Host a course application. When submitted, the application form will automatically be sent to the CGAA Planning & Training Officer for review.
  3. CGAA reviews the application and assigns and approves course tutor.
  4. Club receives approval from CGAA to host course.
  5. Submit an application for an insurance permit the event, if required by the venue.
  6. Add the details of the event to the CGAA website by clicking on the green “Post your event” button on the top right hand corner on the website.
  7. Club PRO should promote the course and request County PRO to also promote the course.
  8. Tutor to use data collection form provided by CGAA to be completed by course participants to receive certification.
  9. CGAA Planning & Training Officer coordinates issuing certificates to participants after successful completion of course.

If you would like more information, please contact us.

Reminder: it is mandatory that Clubs or Divisional committees intending to organize any referee or coaching courses at any level must contact the CGAA Planning & Training Officer at planningandtraining.ca@gaa.ie. Clubs/Divisions are not to contact Tutors directly prior to the Tutor being assigned and approved.

Upcoming Courses

See our Calendar

Publications and resources:

GAA elearning Portal                                                                                              Football Games and Drills

Ulster GAA Coaching and Games Development                                                  Hurling Games and Drills