Control is defined as “the power to influence or direct people’s behaviour or the course of events”. In a coaching context, it is not uncommon to see Coaches “direct behaviour” as opposed to “influence behaviour”. Leaders influence, managers direct. Which one are you? In today’s environment, we see kids playing hours and hours of... Continue Reading →
An interesting question posed recently to me was "How important is your 1 hour training session to a child's actual development?". And it got me thinking. Let's just use Joe Canning as an example and make a few presumptions on his actual make up as a player. Environments that influence his development: - Home: Time... Continue Reading →
Recently, i had the pleasure to spend a few evenings monitoring different training sessions with 3 different club teams. In nearly each training session, Coaches demanded excellence from their players in every facet of the training session and also away from training. "Make sure you eat right", "Drink plenty of water over the next few... Continue Reading →
https://payhip.com/b/uQDm Suitable for Coaches working with Youth/Adults from 12 years upwards. All exercises are done through Hurling but are very easily adapted to Football.
A Frequently asked question of me and every other coach who has ever done a workshop is “What should we do with kids who mess in training?”. The “Bold Child Syndrome” is something that happens only when kids come training. For 23 hours of the day, a child is relatively well behaved but for that... Continue Reading →
Creating a greater understanding of Coaching For a coach in the GAA, there is no right or wrong way of coaching, but there are ways to improve Coaching. A quote from the recent Marvel Blockbuster “Black Panther”, that stuck with me straight away and will forever be one of my mottos in life was: “Just... Continue Reading →
The Block Down in Football is one of the harder skills to coach effectively. There is a fear factor for children and there is a safety factor that coaches need to be conscious of. A simple method of coaching the Block Down is to break down the skill and coach elements of it over a... Continue Reading →
What kind of players are you developing? As a coach, you have a duty of care to ensure players get a chance to develop to their full potential. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to do this to 100%, I don’t think anyone has the complete solution. I, like most other coaches experiment and try new... Continue Reading →