The first ever GAA Player Conference will take place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 17th from 9.45am until 3.15pm.. Open to all adult players of Gaelic Games (Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders), the event themed Prepare, Perform and Recover is designed to engage, educate, support and inform adult club players on player welfare topics.
Player Welfare is one of the GAA’s core values and the association invests considerable time, personnel, and finance in developing evidence-based programmes and resources. Research has identified the challenge for sports governing bodies in communicating player welfare messages to the playing population.
To bridge this gap, the GAA is providing a platform for adult club players to engage and be informed about the following player welfare areas:
o Warm-up / Injury prevention / Strength & Conditioning
o Technical demands of the game & Skills acquisition
o Mental preparation and performance skills
o Nutrition for Performance / Supplements
o Understanding and practising a balanced lifestyle
Register on http://learning.gaa.ie/player