Coaches and Teacher Resources
Gaelic Football Coach and Teacher Resource Guide

The PEI Celts GAA have produced a comprehensive Gaelic Football Coach and Teacher Resource Guide that is packed full of all the fundamentals and essentials you need to know to be able to teach and coach our beautiful game. The guide includes:

  • Introduction to the game – Field position, How to Play
  • Skill Cards – a page is dedicated to each of the skills involved in Gaining, Maintaining, Releasing and Contesting possession
  • Coaching Through Games – over 20 pages guide coaches through games to practice very skill
  • Coaching Sessions – practice session skills and games planning templates

This 56 page handy guide includes all you need to successfully teach the fundamentals of Gaelic Football to youth. Printed in full colour, this sprial-bound guide has a heavy gloss cover that makes it durable whether it’s in your coaches kit bag or being referenced while out on the field.
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GAA Learning & Development Portal
​​The GAA Learning and Development Portal provides a wealth of resources that aid the development of Gaelic Games in ireland and across the golbe.

Football Skills                                                                                                                                           

The football skills section of the GAA website features                                                                 
detailed demonstrations and explanations of the  following                                                       
  • Maintaining                                                                                                                                                
  • Gaining                                                                                                                                                         
  • Releasing                                                                                                                                                     
  • Contecting Possession                                                                                                                          

(Click on the above images for a list of skills for Gaelic Football and Hurling)


The planner section is an in-depth resource, loaded with activities that coaches can use for the development of young athletes. Coaches can search for drills and by criteria such as age or grade and skill type (Basic Motor Skills, Gaining Possession, Maintaining Possession, Releasing Possession,Contesting Possession). There are several different activity types:

  • Conditioned Game
  • Practice Play
  • Fun Routine
  • Ball Sense
  • Advanced Drill
  • Intermediate Drill
  • Basic Drill

For each skill or activity coaches can open an Activity Sheet that includes a description and full colour illustration of the activity, as well as a video to show the activity/game/drill. Coaches can download and print the worksheet at home. Worksheets includes a full list of the equipment needed as well as a place to make your own notes.

Hurling Skills

There are many different skills involved in the game of hurling.  These can be broadly broken down into those that involve
  • Gaining Possession
  • Maintaining Possession
  • Releasing Possession
  • Contesting Possession