Ulster Council Advice

Why your club needs to develop a coaching philosophy

“YOU don’t create a philosophy with signs and slogans. You create a philosophy with people and leadership.”

Throughout Ulster, from a Coaching and Games perspective, one of our aims is to develop self-sufficient and sustainable clubs.

With the current pandemic and no on-field coaching and games activities now is the time for your club to develop a club coaching philosophy that is going to improve coaching and games standards in your club.

Developing a club coaching philosophy and effective club coaching structures takes a collective buy in from all the key personnel in the club – one or two motivated people will not make this work on their own.

Getting input from club members will create identity and ownership of the plan, this in turn will allow the club to strengthen and grow.

We can help your club develop and implement an effective club coaching philosophy and plan.

This process takes a number of sessions and by the end the club should have a more structured approach to the coaching and games that are taking place in the club.

For more information and assistance in going through this process please contact Ulster GAA Provincial Club Coaching and Games Development Officer Garreth Thornton on

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