Seamus Curran, An Riocht Football Coaching Officer, invites you to a short meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th October @ Dunavil to discuss Coach Education over the autumn/winter months. This meeting is open to all current coaches and anyone thinking of getting involved.
Below please find information on some of the opportunities available.
As the 2016 season closes, your club, along with hundreds of others, will set its sights on further developing its own structures. The autumn/winter months afford opportunities to prepare coaches for next season & to take their expertise to a new level. Book your evening or weekend courses now to ensure your coaches are upskilled & ready to work confidently with next season's players.
The following sessions are on offer:
* Effective Warm Ups –
how to identify all the elements of different types of effective warm ups, set them up and run them with different age groups.
* Developing Game Sense –
promoting tactics and decision making to develop a greater understanding of the game.
* Defending with Confidence –
giving players the tools to stop opponents with confidence. Better movement as defenders and creating balance between attacking & defending.
* The Art of Attacking and Scoring –
the roles of creativity, intelligence, technique and repetition.
* Player Performance Coaching Workshop –
how to develop coaches who can spot and fix specific problems exhibited by individual players
* Club Coaching Review –
taking an in-depth survey of your current coaching structures and prioritising areas for change
* Head, Hands, Feet –
how to identify faults in player technique and use the HHF template to fix them
* Translating from Paper to Pitch –
making sure your coaches are comfortable interpreting written drills and games and bringing these to the pitch, in original or modified form.
All courses and workshops are a mix of indoor presentation and indoor/outdoor practical, involving the coaches and players each club chooses to target. Philip Kerr, Master Tutor
GAA coaches and managers are always looking that extra edge, searching for that latest training craze, touring the country to courses in pursuit of increased knowledge.
On Saturday 12th November, St Columbans GAA Coaching Clinic gives you that opportunity with two outdoor observational practical sessions, one by Antrim Senior Inter-county football managers Gearoid Adams and Frank Fitzsimons on the theme “conditioning a team through small sided games” and a second by Trinity College GAA Development Officer Conor Laverty on the theme “transitioning effectively during games” Anthony Mc Grath Donegal U21 coach will then deliver an indoor session on the theme of “how sports psychology can help your team” and James Mc Cartan Down minor manager will speak about “Dealing with the pressures of modern day management”
DOWN GAA WINTER COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME:
Workshop: KICKING FOR SCORES
Date: Wednesday 16/11/2016 Tutor: Tony Scullion Time: 7pm
Workshop: GOALKEEPING WORKSHOP
Date: Wednesday 23/11/2016 Tutor: Davy O'Hare Time: 7pm
Workshop: KICKING FOR POSSESSION
Date: Wednesday 7/12/2016 Tutor: Roger Keenan Time: 7pm
Workshop: TACKLING FOR SUCCESS
Date: Wednesday 11/1/2017 Tutor: Gary Mallon Time: 7pm
Workshop: WINNING BREAK BALL
Date: Wednesday 1/2/2017 Tutor: Shane McCann Time: 7pm
Workshop: GOALKEEPING WORKSHOP
Date: Wednesday 22/2/2017 Tutor: Davy O'Hare Time: 7pm
Workshop: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Date: Wednesday 1/3/2017 Tutor: Kevin McGuigan Time: 7pm
Workshop: GAMES BASED PHYSICAL FITNESS
Date: Wednesday 8/3/2017 Tutor: Conor O'Toole Time: 7pm
Clubs who wish to organise Child Protection Courses or Foundation Level Coaching Courses are asked to contact Down GAA.
The theme of this year's Ulster GAA Coaching Conference on Saturday 12th November at Hotel Kilmore Cavan will be ‘Club & Player Pathway' and it will focus on the development of the key skills required by coaches to develop their players as they progress along a pathway from child through to youth and adult players.
Consideration will be given to
*age related games
*development of technical coaching of kicking and tackling
*improving first touch
*building intensity into sessions
*health related elements of the performance pathway.
A selection of special guests from the world of Gaelic Games including Jack O'Connor (Kerry Manager) and Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny 8 time All Ireland winner) will keep the delegates enthused as they share their experiences and try to encourage coaches to better themselves as they strive to improve their players and their clubs.