Essential Coaching Info


Ballinrobe GAA Club’s commitment is to teach, develop, organise, manage and offer youth players the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of football while instilling values such as character, team work, discipline, respect and sportsmanship. 

This Resource page is to support you, the coach, to enable you to deliver a fun, enjoyable training session in the right way. There are sections on Policies & Procedures as well as a Library for Printable Documents you may wish to have hard copies of.

If you interested in joining the Coaching Team please contact the Coaching Officer Colm Jennings (0879316302) or Tom Carney (0863216992). There is a learning path for coaches of all ages, regardless of ability or knowledge:



Guidelines for Appropriate & Safe Training for Gaelic Games;

Fundamental Movement Skills – ABC : Tutorial videos that demonstrate the ABC of movement. Ideal for warm-ups for 4-8 yrs old players.

Basic Motor Skills (Have a Ball) gives an introduction for 4-8 yrs old players on sports specific skills for football:

GAA Football skills – The Basics of Football that show you how to coach the players to develop these fundamental skills:

GAA Session Planner: A library of drills/skills to help plan your sessions to allow players perfect skills from 4 yrs old to Adult(18+):

LGFA Skills Cards that break down skill and tell you what to look out for:

GAA 15 – Injury Prevention Warm-up Programme:

GAA Player Pathway:

GAA Principles of Training:

GAA Coach 10/MVA Model – video explains the GAA Coach10/MVA model for effective coaching:



GAA Rules & Regulations:

GAA Code of Behaviour (Underage):

Children 1st Act Information & Guidance:

GAA Anti Bullying Policy:

GAA Rules of Communication with Players (Youth):

GAA Player Safety – Mouthguards, Concussion Management:

GAA Player Welfare Booklet:

GAA Community Health and Well-being:


South Mayo Referees Contact List:



GAA Fun Do Football Guide

GAA Fun Do Nursery Programme Guide

GO Games Recommended Rules of Football

GAA – Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Policy and Guidelines