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Developing players, Step by Step

Arsene Wenger once used building a house as a similar method of player development. He said "The basement, you know, the basis of a player, is the technique. You get that between seven and 14 years of age. If you have no technical skill at 14, you can forget it. The first floor is the... Continue Reading →

Natural Learning

Why we should harness individual creativity. For hundreds of years, children played games. These games were never structured, apart from a few rules that were inserted as the games went on. Away from the prying eyes of adults “who knew better”, children harnessed skills that allowed them to prosper at their chosen game. As we... Continue Reading →

Ball Wall and using the area

Note: This is a worksheet for a Hurling Ball Wall Workshop The Hurling/Football wall is an excellent piece of infrastructure to assist clubs and mentors in essentially having the ability to train year round. Traditionally, the Hurling Wall has been used as a Drill heavy area where many repetitive exercises are done. There are lots... Continue Reading →

As the year ends, the learning continues

Coaching the GAAme firmly believe that learning and development as a coach is an on-going process and should never end, with opportunities for formal, non-formal and informal learning year round. However, at the end of each season, Coaches are prone to putting all the gear and equipment into the shed and closing the book on... Continue Reading →

The Club Nursery (4-7 year olds)

The Club Nursery, along with Primary School Coaching are the Foundation on which every GAA Club is built. The stronger and better those two are, then the stronger base the GAA Club will have. Reasons for having a Club Nursery are many and we will outline a few here: A place where there is a... Continue Reading →

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