This centuries-old sport brings fresh vitality to your PE program. Gaelic Football is an Irish field sport combining the very best of soccer, volleyball, basketball and rugby.High Participation
The sport is fun to play for both boys and girls. Teachers consistently achieve 85-90% participation rates from their students.Easy to Teach/Easy to Learn
The skills of Gaelic Football are already well known to students from basketball, volleyball and other sports. Most students can transition to full game play after less than 20 minutes of instruction.Levels the Playing Field for All Students
Relatively new in the US — virtually every student approaches Gaelic Football as a rookie. The novelty aids in uniformity of instruction and encourages students to participate. Non-joiner students relate well with the game.Benefits of Play
Hands and feet are both used. Game rules favor ball sharing and result in high scoring. Play is fast and dynamic. Hand/eye/foot coordination, cooperative play skills and aerobic fitness are easily developed.Low Costs
Official Gaelic Football gear costs about $120 to outfit a class of 30, but the sport can be played at no additional costs, using your existing soccer equipment.Getting Started
In many cities experienced coaches can come to your PE classes and work directly with you and your students. You will be ready to teach independently after only one day. On-line lesson-planning materials will keep you moving.