The USGAA partners with Munster Games, the GAA Central Council, and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to Maximize participation levels, Optimize performance standards, and Enhance organizational structures and inputs around training and personal development throughout USGAA.
Games Development Personnel
Games Development Committee (GDC)
The USGAA GDC is responsible for the overall delivery of the USGAA Games Development Program. The committee consists of:
- USGAA Chairperson: Bernie Connaughton
- USGAA Secretary: Paul Keane
- USGAA Youth Officer: Paul Mulcaire
- Games Development Officer: Robert Tierney
Games Development Administrators (GDA)
The role of the GDA is that of organizer, coordinator, educator as well as a coach. Flexibility and mobility are very important as the GDA continues to support the large volunteer sector working on the ground. While GDA’s work primarily within their respective divisions at times they assist with event/activities in other divisions and on behalf of the USGAA Development Committee.
GDA’s work can be categorized under one or more of the following Key Areas
- Area 1 – Games Opportunities (Child)
- Area 2 – Games Opportunities (Youth)
- Area 3 – School Initiatives
- Area 4 – Camps
- Area 5 – Talent Academies
- Area 6 – Learning & Development
Based in four of USGAA’s ten divisions, GDA’s are responsible for:
- Club Development (Admin & Planning)
- Schools Initiatives
- Academies – Elite Players
- Camp Programme
- Go Games Blitzes/Leagues
- Super Touch Blitzes/Leagues
- Skills Tests
- Adult Club Development
- Linking Youth Clubs with Adult Clubs
- Coach and Referee Education
- Planning and Reporting (MIS & TMS)
- Promotion & Publicity
The 2019 GDA’s are:
Games Development Officer (GDO)
The USGAA Games Development Officer is responsible for coordinating games development within the country. Among their duties are:
- Managing the GDA program
- Managing the Global Games Development Fund
- Managing development finances and budgets
- Liaising with the Coach tutor leader
- Liaising with the USGAA Referee Administrator
- Facilitating development throughout the country
For further details contact Robert Tierney
Gdo.email@example.com | 412-478-2799
Coach Tutor Leader
Liaising between our divisional development committees, national coach tutors and games development, the coach tutor is responsible for directing Coach Tutor strategy throughout the country along with Games Development Committee.
For more information, contact: the USGAA GDO at firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Games Development Fund
Applications are open for Global Games Development Fund for 2019 is now available for applications from the Heartland, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest Divisions. Complete the Development – Application Form Open Call September 2018. The deadline is Dec 9, 2018.
Applications for 2019 GGDF grants has now closed.
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