PITTSBURGH GAA Youth (ages 6 to 16)


 

Summer Youth Program


Join The Pittsburgh GAA Youth for our summer Program which will be based at three seperate Pittsburgh locations and will run for 10 weeks from June 4 – August 13, 2017. additional details about the Pittsburgh GAA Youth are below. 

EAST HILLS

Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:30pm

Wilkins Primary School, 362 Churchill Road Pittsburgh, PA 15235

NORTH HILLS

Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Shaler Elementary School, Scott Avenue, Shaler

SOUTH HILLS

Sundays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Brookline Rec Center, Brookline

 

About? 


The training and development of each region will be managed by its own Regional Head Coach, who will be directed and assisted by the Pittsburgh GAA Youth Officer, Rob Tierney. Training sessions will be held on Sundays throughout the 10 week program, excluding Memorial & 4th of July weekend. The season culminates with competitions between each region during the 8th and 9th weeks to determine the Pittsburgh Youth Champions. In the 10th week of the season, the team will travel to Buffalo for competitions against their youth teams and also compete in the 2017 Continental Youth Championships.

 

Why Get Involved?


the Youth Team is always looking for players between the ages of 6-16 interested in getting involved with the game. Pittsburgh GAA Youth Football was organized to encourage young American players to get involved in Gaelic games and promote this important part of Irish culture in the Pittsburgh area. A sport that has often been described as a hybrid of soccer, basketball and rugby, but so much more. The Youth team has produced over 50 youngsters playing Gaelic football. The Team has also produced several Minor Championships along with many NACB Minor Select players. There are currently a number of former Youth players playing for the men's team today. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q. Will coaches be certified and have appropriate youth clearances?

A. Coaching will be delivered by certified GAA (the Gaelic Athletic Association) coaches and will also have the relevant PA Child Clearances. The board will also have appropriate clearances.

Q. Can I help?

A. Parent’s help is appreciated. Check-mark the application form if you are interested in coaching. We’ll hold a session before we start to help you understand the basics of the game.

Q. My child can’t take part in the full 10 week program, can they come for a few weeks?

A. Certainly, we’d like to give as much exposure as possible to the children.

Q. How much does it cost to register my child?

The cost is $40 per child, if registering before April 30th, maximum $80 per family, and $50 per child if registering after April 30th, maximum $100 per family.

Q. What does registration include?

A. We will supply every child with their own Gaelic football, Youth Program T-shirt (available mid-program), National registration.

sign up or Questions?


For more information regarding our Youth Program, send us any questions you may have below or reach out to our Youth Officer David Vance at: youthofficer@pittsburghgaa.com

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