Busy Week in Coaching and Development

Wed 16th Apr Mary Morgan

Busy Week in Coaching and Development

Joe Pyke of Bord na nÓg with the winners and participants of the Feile Skills Competition in Nowlan Park.


The Tullogher Rosbercon Under 10 Go Games Squad pictured in Nowlan Park on Wednesday






We do hope that each of you gained some extra knowledge from the GAA Coaching Workshops “Putting the Player first” that you attended last Saturday. To assist you in implementing, some of the activities, please find attached files with details of the Practicals that you witnessed.

               We really do hope that each of you realise the positive impact that  your coaching  can have on our young children/youth players, not only from a GAA perspective, but, on their lives overall. While we all want our children/youth players “to be the best”, you should be keep in mind that your role is, in assisting each child/youth player  “to be the best that they can be”. Winning will be a bonus.               We have also attached a Club Cill Chainnigh Poster which we have asked all clubs to sit down their Juvenile/Adult Committees/Coaches/Parents etc and take a look the Club Plan with three areas in mind : (1) Current status at Juvenile Level, and from that, to (2) Acknowledge the good work that is ongoing, illicit are there any (3) Areas where improvements can be made , and if so, (4) What assistance can the County Board provide.            Our aim it to have each Juvenile Club in the county doing their utmost to provide a “Player Pathway” from U-8 to U-18  for each child/youth in the parish. Each club has the opportunity at the end of the season to be acknowledged for their ongoing Games Development.               A few pointers for the coming season for “Child Coaches”. (1) Please ensure all your players play  and get to wear their club jersey in games, not on the sideline, (2) At end of each Go Games we have asked clubs to play 10 minutes of Gaelic Football. (3) Please show and demonstrate  appropriate Respect for all volunteers involved in promoting and developing Gaelic Games.         For “Youth Coaches ” (U-14 to U-18’s) we have attached our “Development Squads”  sessions details for the 2014 season. You can head along to any session, when near your own home club, to see is there any extra activity that you would pick up to add to the quality of the Coaching sessions that you give to your club players. (2) Please ensure to incorporate the Resistance Training Exercises as demonstrated, with progressions and regressions, as appropriate to the individual player. (3) Please show and demonstrate  appropriate Respect for all volunteers involved in promoting and developing Gaelic Games.               Finally, we would like to take this opportunity  to thank you for your attendance last Saturday, and we would like to wish you all the best both on and off the field in the present season.If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. Is sinne le meas,Brían Ryan & James Meagher(087) 2492343 (087) 3510045For and on behalf of Kilkenny GAA Coaching and Games

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