Coaching Workshops a real success.
Since the start of February Monaghan Coaching and Games in conjunction with Ulster GAA have ran five very successful Coaching Workshops that covered a wide range of topics.
Tony Scullion led the first workshop on Kickouts and Midfield coordination. 28 coaches attend the workshop. This was an indoor interactive session that focused on looking at various methods on winning possession from kickouts. By all accounts this was a very enjoyable workshop with most coaches taking away one or two key points which they could implement within their clubs this coming season.
On Thursday the 6th of February Pat McEnaney was the tutor for a presentation on the new rules which were introduced into Gaelic Football at the start of the New Year. The workshop was open to players, coaches, and referees. There was a large attendance on the night (45) with all the participants gaining a good insight into the changes that have already come into effect. There is no excuses now for all the players that were in attendance to be receiving any black cards over the coming season!
Kevin McGuigan led a workshop entitled How to Train Hard – Theory and Practical Examples. This workshop had a scientific feel to it with Kevin giving evidence from his use of GPS monitoring on how to amend a training session if you want to either increase of decrease its intensity. Tony Scullion was also a tutor and he offered his expertise and guidance in this area as well. Again this was a well-supported workshop with 23 coaches in attendance.
Roger Keenan and Tony Scullion introduced the new Activate GAA Warm up to a crowd of over 50 coaches in Cremartin hall. This was a practical workshop with all the attendee’s ‘having a go’ at the new warm up itself. More information about the warm up can be found on this website (http://activategaa.sini.co.uk/)
Tony Scullion was back again for the final workshop in the series last night (Monday the 24th of February) titled Back to basics for u16 to senior. 17 coaches were in attendance where Tony looked at developing the basic skills of Gaelic Football from kicking, handling and tackling through games and drills.
We would like to thank all the coaches that attended the workshops. Over 150 coaches attended the workshops and their success truly lies on their doors. We would also like to thank Cremartin for the use of their indoor hall for the Activate GAA Warm Up workshop.
During March Monaghan Coaching and Games will be running another series of workshops targeting club coaches from u6 to u14 on a regional basis. More information on these workshops will be sent out in the coming weeks. During June there will also be a series of workshops that will target u16 coaches. Keep an eye out for more information on this.
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