COACHIING AND GAMES and LINKS TO SITES

29 JUNE 2020 HURLING WEBINAR & SURVEY RE COACHING WEBINARS

Live events of the Gaelic Games Coach Webinar series has come to a close.

As Ireland, and the GAA move out of the COVID 19 restrictions, and our players and coaches can get back on pitch we can reflect on the activities of the last 14 weeks of webinars and Q & A sessions.

In that time, we have had 27 separate sessions, featuring 34 speakers. The sessions were viewed by over 19,000 coaches live with a further 40,000 views on the GAA Learning Youtube channel. By any metric, the series was a success, and the feedback from coaches has been wonderful.

Kerry County Board Secretary wishes to take this opportunity to say a sincere thanks to everyone who was part of the series. The future for coach development within the GAA, LGFA, and Camogie Associations is filled with promise, and the impact made by this webinar series will be felt for a long time to come.

Below is a link to a short survey for feedback on the series to date.

Complete Gaelic Games Coach Webinar Review

MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020 – FINAL EPISODE IN HURLING DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES

Next Monday, 20th June 2020, represents the final episode in the Hurling Development webinar series. 

The event will take a snapshot of hurling from Uganda to Ukraine and will feature a live interview with representatives from across the globe namely

  • Niall Erskine, Chairman of World GAA Committee  
  • Tony Bass, Chairman of the European Board: Bernardo Devereux, from Argentina:
  • Donal Corbett, John O’ Neill and Brendan O’ Brien from London:
  • Mickey Quigg, Joan Henchy, and incoming GAA President Larry McCarthy from New York: 
  • Damien Lawlor from RTE will conduct the interviews and also present will be GAA staff who work with the overseas clubs, Áine Gibney, Kayleen Iwasaki and Damien Coleman.

Register here for: Hurling Around the World

COUNTY WEBINAR – WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020 at 8pm

Former Tipperary Senior Hurling Goalkeeper and current Kerry Senior Hurling Coach Brendan Cummins will be facilitating an online coaching webinar through Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams can be used on your laptop, phone and smart device.

The webinar will be titled “The Search For Perfection In Sport” and this will be aimed at both Players and Coaches. This will last for approximately 30 minutes.
We will also have a live Q&A through the live chat after this presentation.

**It is vitally important for each coach to send their email address to me johndillon.duagh@gmail.com or to Tom Joy tom.joy.gda.kerry@gaa.ie in order to receive an invite for the webinar and also to be able to log in. If a coach does not receive the link for the webinar through email then they cannot get access to it. Can you all please notify all of your club coaches to ensure theirs and your email is sent  no later than 8pm Tuesday night 26th May.**

The link for the webinar will be sent then on Wednesday morning for you to RSVP.  

RETURNING TO GAELIC GAMES POST COVID – KEEPING YOUR SQUAD FIT AND PREVENTING INJURY

The registration form for the latest in the GAA Coach Webinar series is now open. Please note that the session will commence at 7.30pm (Irish Time) on Tuesday, May 26th. Please click on the following link: https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020 

This webinar will look at the issues facing GAA athletes in the current COVID 19 situation and how to address them. We  look at the return to play post COVID, and ways we can mitigate for time out of play.   We will look at specific ways of tailoring training to avoid injuries both in the ’small group scenarios’ and also in the main group training when players return. We will discuss injury prevention and recovery strategies to use with your players during a condensed playing calendar.

Presenter: Eamon OReilly

Eamon is a chartered physiotherapist and clinic lead of SPARC South Dublin. He has worked with a number of intercounty teams in both football and hurling. He has worked with the Dublin hurlers since 2011. He has worked as physiotherapist for the Irish International Rules team on 3 different series. He has also been involved in physiotherapy services for the Irish high performance boxing teams. Eamon is also a current serving member on the national GAA’s medical, scientific and welfare committee. He also served on the sports science expert group for the GAA.  His main clinicial area of expertise involves complex chronic athletic injuries around the hip including recurrent hamstring issues, abdominal and hip/groin issues.

USEFUL LINKS FOR ALL CLUB COACHES TO VIEW RECEIVED FROM VINCE COOPER EAST KERRY GDA

Eamon O Shea- Coaching for success

://youtu.be/AZYVZJh6NdE

John Barry Fundemental Movement Skills

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=1fc2f07de6&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1666572474292929467&th=1720dad5e2ac83bb&view=att&disp=safe

National Webinar TUESDAY 19 MAY 2020 at 7.30PM

The registration form for the latest in the GAA Coach Webinar series is now open. Please note that the session will commence at 7.30pm (Irish Time) on Tuesday, May 19th. Please click on the following link: https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020 

Topic Looking after mind & body

Des will be sharing family friendly information to help stay active, manage healthy routines, and look after mind & body while staying at home. He will discuss keeping a regular routine, and doing regular activities, which will help this tough period go more smoothly. We are also currently in the Ramadan period and I will briefly share some advice for sports people over this period. Des will also be happy to to answer any questions particularly in the area of player physical development

Presenter: Des Ryan

Des joined Arsenal FC in February 2013 after a successful strength and conditioning career in the rugby world. Des worked for the IRFU as fitness education manager and his responsibilities involved managing the Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme for IRFU strength and conditioning coaches and managing the fitness development structures for rugby players in under-19 sides and below. Before this, Des worked as head fitness advisor at Connacht Rugby from 1998 to 2008. During this time he had worked with the Ireland A rugby team for three years and assisted with the Ireland senior team.

At Arsenal Des is the head of the academy sport medicine and sport science department. He over sees the physical development of players aged from 8 to 23. During his time at Arsenal Des has helped develop the approach, size of the department and the facilities at the academy. This has helped support a number of players graduate from the academy to the first team. During his time at the Academy the sport science and medicine department have won three UKSCA awards. Arsenal was this first soccer team to win an award from the UKSCA.    

He has also extensive experience in the world of GAA. Training Roscommon and Galway from 2001 to 2005 and also advising various Minor and U21 county teams from 2006 to 2013. During that time Des was part of John Tobin’s 2001 backroom team when Roscommon won the Connacht Senior Football Championship. He was also part of Peter Forde’s backroom team in 2005 when Galway won the Connacht Senior Football Championship and also the All Ireland U21 Championship the same year.  

Des has completed a Masters in Strength and Conditioning and is also a tutor with the IRFU, Setanta College and a tutor trainer with World Rugby. He has been UKSCA accredited since 2008 and In 2016 Des completed the BASES high performance sport accreditation and charted scientist accreditation. He has a keen interest in the area of developing a player over a long term and has presented at many conferences around the world over the last few years.

Vince Cooper
East Kerry/Kenmare GDA

KERRY COACHING & GAMES WEBINAR WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2020

Many thanks to Kerry GAA Nutritionist, Kevin Beasley, for the great presentation. The link to the recording of the Kerry Coaching & Games presented by Kevin Beasley on Wednesday 13 May 2020 is:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/zeiyj9ssc3pkwfj/Kerry_GAA_Webinar_5_Kevin_Beasley.mp4/file

U16 Training Session Planner

What Area’s Should be covered in these sessions

  • Skill Development
  • Individual Defending & Attacking
  • Team Defending & Attacking
  • Decision Making
  • Team Play
  • Conditioned Games
  • Specific Game Scenarios
  • Tactics
  • Speed Endurance
  • Strength and Conditioning

Warm up

Warm up should consist of Gaelic 15 Warm up for Gaelic football.

Make sure to incorporate the ball into the warm up.                                                       (15 min)

Kicking in Pairs

25-yard kick passes into space try and have the ball bounce once before your partner wins it.

Receiver to attack the ball. Rotate your partner every 2 mins and use both legs.        (6 mins)

1 V 1’s

2 Goals and Goalies in area is from the main goal to 45.

First yellow guy attacks the red goal and tries to get a goal.

Straight away after his attack he turns to defensive mode and gets to within a yard of the guy in red who attacks the yellow goal. You attack you defend keep rotating.

Defenders should concentrate and body position, near hand tackle trying to stay in the game don’t  leave your man get a free shot at goal.                                                       (12 mins)

Game 1

Possession game in a box 30 × 30 out in the middle of the field. 6 V 6

Team must make 5 consecutive passes and then they attack a goal. 1 play allowed

We want to see guys breaking at pace into space as soon as they make the 5 passes in the box to get the ball up to the scoring area as quick as possible.                                       (10 mins)

Game 2 Breaking Ball Game

4 V 4

Coach throws up Ball between the 2 V 2 in the middle but they can’t win the ball cleanly they try and tap it down to their partner. Guys on outside Sprint around cone and try and win the breaking ball and attack the goal trying to work a goal. 1 play allowed and you want your guys to make good decisions on the ball.

Put another 8 in after every 3 breaking balls                                                                      (12 mins)

Game 3 Full Game

1 play off the ball, put a big emphasis on quick ball into forwards and guys to play with a big intensity.                                                                                                                                  ( 10 mins)

Cool Down       

SESSION 2

Warm up

Gaelic 15 Warm up and use 2 balls for players to work on basic skill execution       ( 15 mins)

Kicking at The Posts                                                                                                                 (5 mins)

Game 1  

6 V 6 Game Reds V Yellows have 2 Games going.                                                           (12 mins)

Aim of the game is to release your teammates in your box by playing a good accurate pass into the box. This game gets guys to Focus on playing with the head up and switching the play move the ball away from the traffic.

Great opportunity for the coach to punish poor decision making by giving ball to the opposition. Each team plays each other. 3 minute games and 1 min for questions after each game.

Game 2 Goal in Middle                                                                                                         (10 mins)

6 V 6 on either side of the goal. Yellows V Reds. Great game to work on all aspects  of the game. Guys have to be outside the white circle to kick a point. You can pass to a team mate on the other side of the goal. Great game to get fellas playing with the head up and switching the play.

Game 3

Backs and Forwards                                                                                                      (18 mins)

Use this game to work on kick outs from our goalie.

Also use it to work closely with our forwards to make good runs to make themselves available.

Give both your backs and forwards different challenges every 4 mins.

Give them different game scenarios and bring them in for questioning

Try and get them to figure the answers out for themselves.

Cool Down

SESSION 3

Warm Up

Gaelic 15 Warm up with plenty of ball contacts.                                                            (15 mins)

Kicking at The Posts 

Ball each and soloing out around cones and kicking over the bar on the turn rotate between both feet and both sides of the goals.                                                                                 (8 mins)

2 V 2’s                                                                                                                                    (12 mins)

Conditioned Games

4 small sided games

Each pitch 50m × 40m and 5 V 5 or 6  V 6.                                                                         (20 mins)

4 3 min games.

Game 1- Yellow face 2 reds who have the ball reds pass to yellow who turn and attack the 4 reds goal. 2 reds try and get back and support the 4 reds. After a score or when a ball goes dead. Reverse sides.

Game 2- Reds kick ball over yellows heads to start game yellow team turn retrieve and attack red goal. Reverse sides to restart.

Game 3- Red line up in a pyramid shape with the ball and attack yellow goal in that shape with runners coming off the shoulder. Reverse sides to restart.

Game 4- Red start with the ball and play game as normal.

The above games give the players loads of touches, loads of decisions to make and a great way to build fitness.        

Full Game Set a challenge for each team e.g not to concede a goal for the red team and the yellow team to get the ball into the inside line as quick as possible and have the half forward line coming off them. Don’t tell the other team your challenge for the game. Question both teams after did they meet their challenge and if not why.

SESSION 4  

Warm up

Gaelic 15 Warm up with plenty of ball contacts.                                                                (15 mins)

Kicking at The Posts

3 channel is 1, 2 & 3                                                                                                                 (12 mins)

In channel 1 yellow starts and solo’s and has to beat the red defender and kick a point.

In channel 2 yellow solo through the poles and goes for a goal.

In channel 3 yellow must beat 2 defenders and kick a point.

3 mins in each zone and keep rotating between attacking and defending in zones 1 & 3.

Game 1 

Outnumbered game                                                                                                                  (6 mins)

3 even teams but 2 teams play together e.g yellow and red have possession V blue.

If blue win possession which ever team that lost possession become the defenders.

Forces real work rate from the defending team.

Game 2

3 Goal Game    3 X 3 mins Games

Even numbers one team attacks 3 top goals other team attacks 3 bottom goals. Blue goals are worth 1 point and red goals are worth 3 points. To score you must carry the ball through the gates the opposition then get possession. This game encourages heads up football keeping the ball out of contact and switching  the play.                                              (12 mins)

Backs V Forwards                                                                                                                     (15 mins)

Cool Down and Last Man Standing Point Kicking Competition if you miss your out

SESSION 5

Warm up

Gaelic 15 warm up with plenty of ball contacts                                                     (15 mins)

Game 1

Collective Running Game                                                                                                   (10 mins) 12 V 12 on ¾ of the pitch. 6 V 6 between the 2 45s and 2 3 V 3 inside both 45’s.

Ball starts from either goalie or a side-line ball or a free but the ball must be played into the middle zone. Whichever team wins possession all the players in middle zone break and all attack at pace they can get the ball into the inside line and try and support the inside line by coming at pace from the middle zone.

Great game to build fitness and move at pace and support runners coming from deep.

Game 2

Channel Game                                                                                                                          (10 mins)

Full Game have 5 channels with a line of cones dividing each channel.

You cannot play the ball to a team mate in the same channel as you.

Aim of the game is to get guys moving diagonally rather than running straight out against the ball coming in. Also you are forcing the outfield players to kick the ball diagonally into your forwards. This game also keeps width in the game which is what any attacking team wants.

Game 3

Beat The Blanket                                                                                                                      (10 mins)

12 V 12 in half a pitch. All attackers yellow start outside the zone. Game starts with a ball from the half way line and yellows must work a point or a goal, if reds turn them over they can score by working the ball through the 2 gates on either side. Game restarts from half way line and all attackers outside the zone and defenders inside the zone.

Patient build up is key for this game and lots of decoy running by the forwards trying to stretch the defence. Also if the defenders turn forwards over they attack at pace and with support runners.

Full Game on half the pitch                                                                                                  (15 mins)

Working on tactics and different scenarios you might face in a Game

Cool Down and cross bar challenge

SESSION 6

Warm up – 15 minutes

Skill Development: Handling & Support Play – 10 minutes

3 v 3 Man Weave – 10 minutes

Attack the Zone – 10 minutes

Attack & Deny – 15 minutes

SESSION 7

Warm up – 15 minutes

Break and Shoot – 10 minutes

Breaking Ball Game – 12 minutes

Breaking Ball – 8 minutes

On the move – 15 minutes

SESSION 8

Warm up – 15 minutes

Kicking and Handling -10 minutes

Kick passing – 10 minutes

Skill Development: Combination Drill – 8 minutes

Decision Making – 12 minutes

Game: Through the Gates – 15 minutes

U14 Training Session Planner

  Session 1   Duration
  Warm Up                             Halfway line attack                                            
Skill Development                         Possession Game       Small Side games            
  Dived players into 4 even groups (depending on numbers).Basic Skill Development (In each grid)Player’s move about grid and perform the following skills: 1. Fist Pass 2. Pick Up 3. Solo 4. High Catch 5. Roll 6. Block Game Keep Possession 5 v 1             4 v 2                    3 v 3 Variations Not allowed to pass ball back to person received ball from. Once you give a pass you must run to outside cone before you can be active in the games again.       4 attackers v 3 defenders -Team in possession (blues) must work the ball out to the Halfway Line before they can attack. Yellows are the defenders. Progression Progress to 4 v 4Fist Pass Only                               Kick Pass Hand pass 1 to 2 Hand Pass2 to 3 Kick Pass3 to 4 Hand Pass4 to 5 Kick Pass5 to 6 Hand Pass6 to 7 Kick Pass7 to 8 Hand Pass8 to 1 Kick PassPlayer follows their pass.Start again.- Number of balls in drill will depend on level/ numbers         Forwards in middle (red) are marked by a defender (orange)Outside Reds all start with 1 ball each. Forwards Have to pass & receive ball from outside forwards.Not aloud same ball twice in a row. Defenders Prevent forward passing & receiving ball.             4 teams (small sided games 4/5 a side)Loads of touches for each player Each team plays against each other Work on aspects of training to be developed during the game    15 minutes                                                     12 minutes                                           10 minutes                                             15 minutes                               15 minutes  

KERRY GAA COACHING WEBINAR “Player Development & Leadership Skills”

Wednesday 29th April at 7:30pm (for approx 30 minutes) through Microsoft Teams.

Facilitated by Micheal Quirke

Former Kerry GAA GDA and current Laois Senior Football manager Microsoft Teams

The Webinar can be used on your laptop, phone and smart device.
There will also be a live Q&A through the live chat after this presentation.

**It is vitally important for each coach to send their email address to tom.joy.gda.kerry@gaa.ie in order to receive an invite for the webinar and also to be able to log in. If a coach does not receive the link for the webinar through email then they cannot get access to it. Please notify all of your club coaches to ensure theirs and your email is sent to Tom no later than 8pm Tuesday night 28th April.**

The link for the webinar will be sent then on Wednesday morning for  RSVP.

Kerry GAA Webinar Resources – Ger Keane

Link to the recording of the Webinar with Ger Keane(Physiotherapist)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/honmffce97oeqrz/Kerry_C%2526G_Webinar_3_-_Ger_Keane.mp4/file


FUN U12 EXERCISE SESSIONS

                                    After Your Under 12 Season

Players to be comfortable on both sides of the body doing the basic skills of the game.

Players Movement skills are improving all the time.

Have the basics of good defensive play.

4 D’s of Defending   Delay, Deny, Dispossess and Develop

Have the basics of attacking play.

Players should know where to run.

Players are playing with the head up.

Player are becoming better decision makers through small sided games and the games-based approach.

Players become better team players.

Session 1

Warm up

All players are moving freely around the circle on coaches call players do different exercises e.g hopping, skipping, side skips, jumping jacks, reversing, heel flicks and tuck jumps.

Introduce a ball every player gets a ball and are doing basic skills like hopping, soloing and pick up.


Make sure to use both sides of the body spend equal time on both left and right side (10 mins)

Game 1

In the same circle as warm up we play red v yellows.

Everyone starts with a ball on whistle players trying to keep possession of his own ball and dispossess a ball of the other team.

If you lose possession your ball is dead and you either help your teammates maintain possession or else work on trying to dispossess the other team.

Games lasts for 2 mins and we play 3 games (8mins)

Kick passing

Ball between 2 kick passing to your partner every second left.

Introduce a solo e.g solo with left and kick with the right and vice a versa

Ball each and half of the group start on the right of the goal other half start on the left if you start on the left you solo out using the left leg and kick a point a point with your left leg.0

Rotate after 2 mins. Follow your ball all the time (12 mins)


Game 2

Release the players in the box

Even numbers 6 or 7 a side ideally. 4 boxes 2 red boxes and 2 yellow boxes.

Aim of the game is to release 1 of your teammates from their box by delivering a kick pass.

Kick has to land into the box player in the box cannot come out of his box to receive the pass.

Person who gives the kick pass into the box now replaces the guy who he released.            

2 × 4 Min games                                                                                                                                              ( 8 mins)

Small Sided Go Games Blitz

Pick 4 teams of 5 a side and each teams play each other.

Rotate player possessions after each game.

3 × 7 mins games                                                                                                                                          (21 mins)

Session 2

Warm Up

Players moving freely around a big box hand passing, soloing, pick ups high catching you can’t pass to the same person twice in a row. Working both left and right side.

Fun reaction game

Ball between every pair.

Coach calls different exercises.

When coach calls ball see who reacts quickest and gets the ball.


Rotate partners after every round                                                                                                          (12 mins)

Near hand tackle

In Pairs working from endline attacker walking and hopping and soloing out to 21

Defender using near hand to flick the ball away as the attacker solo’s or hop

Progress to a slight jog making it more realistic

Concentrate on the ball and near hand


Game Last Man Standing

Players are moving around with a ball hopping and soloing players try and flick ball out of each other’s possession with the near hand. Once you lose possession your out. Last Man standing wins.       (15 min)

Small Sided Go Games Blitz

4 teams of 5 a side

1 play to encourage to play with the head up

Each team plays each other      (3 × 8mins)                                                                                             (24 mins)

Full Sided Game

Full game to get guys used of the full pitch size and playing positions                                                (8 mins)

Session 3


Warm Up

3 Players at each of the blue cones.

On the whistle they solo at the goal and hand pass over the bar.

Use both sides making sure to solo and hand pass with the left as you approach the goal from the left side imagining a defender is always goal side applying pressure  

Using above lay out progress it to a point kicking game between 2 teams

Team 1 has all the balls on the endline. Team 2 takes a break.

On whistle team 1 solo out and try and kick as many points as possible in 60 secs.

Coach counts the scores. Change after 60 sec.

Play best out of 5.

Losing team must do 10 burpees.                                                                                                      (18 mins)

Work on The Block Down

Line up in groups of 6.

5 players with a ball.


 Players runs along the line blocking down each of the players kick rotate blocker all the time (12 mins)

Conditioned Game 1

Working on our tackling. 4 equal teams.

Score are awarded for tackling and dispossessing your opponent correctly 1 point and 3 points for a block down.


Conditioned Game 2

Scores are awarded for 20-yard kick passes to a teammate

Conditioned Game 3

Scores are awarded for a support runner coming off the shoulder and taking a hand pass after a 20-yard kick pass.

Session 4

Warm up

General movement exercises to get the body warmed up followed by a fun game incorporating skills such as dummy solo side stepping and soloing at pace. Each player has a ball. On the whistle each team must swap boxes at pace and try to steal a ball from the opposite team as they go by. Award a point for this and return ball to the dispossessed player (10 mins)

1 v 1


1 team plays up other plays down. A score in the blue boxes is worth 1 point and a score in the red box is worth 3 points. To get a score you must pass to a player making a run into the box. 1 play of the ball is enough we are trying to encourage our players to play with the head up and also to switch the play keep the ball out of traffic and to make good decisions on the ball.                                         (12 mins)

Go Games blitzes

4 teams of equal numbers each team plays each other

Session 5


Warm Up  Fun Game Stuck in The Mud                                                        (5 mins)

We start in pairs, but 1 player has both balls to start with and his partner is shadowing him as the player with the balls attempts to hop and solo using both hands and both feet. Rotate every 30 seconds.                                              (5 mins)

Kicking in Pairs

Kicking in Pairs start at 5 yards apart good accurate kick passes into chest every second leg.

Progress it to dummy solo with the left and kick with the right and rotate.

Progress again to take 2 solo’s and wait for a hand signal off your partner where he wants the ball played                                                                                         (8 mins)


Conditioned Game 1 Goals, Goals, Goals (10 mins).

Conditioned Game 2 End Zone Game


1 team attacks box 1 other attacks box 2 aim of the game is to get a score by passing to a teammate running into the box. After a score you drop the ball and other team restart the game (10 Min).

Full Game

Hop and solo move ball at pace and through the foot as much as possible.

Coach to encourage players to express themselves and let the players figure it out for themselves through questioning instead of telling them what to do.

Session 6

Go Games blitzes 4 teams 5 a side

Session 7

Go Games Blitzes 4 5 a side games


Session 8

Go Games blitzes 5 a side with 4 teams

FUN U10 EXERCISE SESSIONS

Give Respect - Get Respect
Kerry Crest 3
Go Games Crest

UNDER 10 SESSION PLANNERS

Coach Education
Coaching & Games
  Session 1   Duration
  Warm Up –   Ball Skills     Speed and Agility   Possession game     Conditioning game   Mini Games                3/4 Players per GroupIn and Out between the cones Jogging (in/out) x 3Side to side (in/out) x2High knees (out) Heel kicks (in) x 3Skip (in/out) x250% (in/out) x275% (in/out) x 2         3/4 Players per groupsPlayers solo balls out around the cone and back and complete the following Fist PassBounce the ball into partnerThrow for over head catch Roll for pick upSolo to 2nd cone and punt kick back       Groups of 3/4 playersSprinting out to the coneJust before player reaches the cone, coach call left or right and player sprints to that cone Progression Use 4 coloured cones Call in a sequence     4 (attackers) v 2 (defenders)Attackers have to try and keep possession5 hand passes = a scoreA turnover by the defenders = a score Keep swapping roles of the defenders and attackers Progression Add more defenders Include Kick passing     Two equal teams (Small sided)Goals OnlyHand passing only No play of the ball Add in different variations to suit players ability levels         4 teamsSmall sided game (4/5 a side)5-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session (Hand Passing)  10 minutes                       10 minutes                     5 minutes                   10 minutes                     10 Minutes                     15 Minutes
  Session 2   Duration
  Warm Up     Dynamic Stretches                       Speed and Agility       Kicking Passing / Shooting   Possession game     Mini games      Each Player gets a partner Shadow runningPlayers take it turns to chase after partner.Winner is person to get the most catches in 60 seconds Can be done SkippingHigh kneesJogging     Each player stands at a coneOn the coach’s call Red (player runs forward)Green (Player turns and runs)Blue (player turns right)Green (player turns left) Call more colours together such as Red, Blue, Green     Player a cone A starts with the ballThey Kick pass to Player BB decides what arear of the pitch to receive the pass (1,2 or 3)After they receive the ball they turn and kick for a point Swap positions after each go       4 (attackers) v 4 (defenders)Attackers have to try and keep possession3 Kick passes = a score A turnover by the defenders = a score Turnover can include a kick pass going outside the square Keep swapping roles of the defenders and attackers     4 teams, small sided game (4/5 a side)5-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session (Kick Passing)  10 minutes                   5 minutes                       5 minutes                     10 Minutes                   15 minutes                     15 Minutes
  Session 3   Duration
  Warm Up         No Man’s Land     Near hand Tackle       Hand pass for a score           Small Sided Games                        Mark out a circle with cones. • Three players per cone and number each player. • On coach’s instructions the number called out run a lap of the circle. • Players pursue each other and aim of the game is to tag person in front. Variations • Change direction.  • Carry ball. • Solo/bounce ball                    Divide Group into two teams, into playing area marked by cones                              Team A kicks to Team B & Ball has to go HEAD height1pt if ball lands the opposing team area Or lose 1pt if outside A team can also score 1 point by catching the ball with a chest catch, Reach Catch = 2 points & 3 for an overhead     All players inside the square have a ball.Players move around the square dribbling the ball.Try to keep possession of the ball while trying to knock other players ball out of square.If the ball is knocked out of square that player is out.There will be two players in the final.     Player solos to cone B 3m from goal and punches over the bar.  Player rolls ball for own pick up, gather and punch over. Player at cone B throws ball up for player to overhead catch and punch over. Player at cone B (defender) throws ball to player at cone A (attacker), attacker must attempt to go by defender and score with hand/punch pass.   4 teams, small sided game (4/5 a side)5-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session (Near hand tackle)  10 minutes                                 12 minutes                                 10 minutes                               8 minutes                                 20 minutes
  Session 4   Duration
  Warm Up – Follow the leader     Zig Zag Block down       Shoot and block down             Block down game       Small sided game                  Pair up and number players 1 + 2 1 will follow 2 wherever 2 goes. Blow whistle and stop activity. Change roles.  2 follows 1. Variation for different levels-Say “move” for lower younger players and “jog slowly” for older players.           Groups of 55 cones in a zig zag shape, one player at each cone 4 players with a ball each, player 5 then zig zag runs trying to block down each of the other four playersRoute players after each go           Divide the group into attackers and defenders Attackers have a ball and run towards the goals and have a shot at the goals Defenders try and block down the attacker’s kick Route positions after each go                 Two teams Team retains by kick passing while the defending team (blue) tries to win possession by blocking down a kick passNo play of the ball allowed             4 teams, small sided game (4/5 a side)5-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session (Block down)    10 minutes                                 10 minutes                               8 minutes                                     12 minutes                         20 minutes
  Session 5   Duration
  Warm Up       Crazy Soloing       One on One             Turn to score            Small sided Game                    Players run through the following obstacle course following the arrows Zig zag in and out through the conesThrough laddersOver hurdles Working on all aspects of fundamental movement skills           Divide players into four groups at the corner conesA ball with each groupThe first player in each group solos out around the cones moving anti-clockwise, into the middle and back to the start again Then the second player follows the same directions         One defender and one attackerThe coach kicks the ball between the playersWho ever gets the ball is attacking and the other player is defendingThe attack then tries to score while under pressure from the defender Progression Can increase player to two on twoAttackers most pass before they can score           The inside players are the shooters, Outside players kick the ball into the shootersThe ball is to be collected and kicked inside the circle (Scoring zone) Develop players understanding of taking shots in the scoring zone   Progression Add in defenders to put pressure on attackers     4 teams, small sided game (4/5 a side)5-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session  15 minutes                               8 minutes                               12 minutes                                     10 minutes                                 15 minutes
  Session 6   Duration
  Warm up – Fist passing diagram               Fist passing – Possession diagram          Fist pass – Goals Galore       Dodge ball   Leixlip St. Marys GAA Club Underage Football Handbook 2016 Bal St ...           Small sided Games  Organisation Divide the players into groups of 5; one ball per group Mark out a distance of 10m using cones Two players stand at either cone, side by side Position the fifth player, ball in hand, in the middle  The middle player passes the ball to each of the side players in turn, first to one side and then the other, over and back Encourage the middle player to move with the ball as they pass and to the ball to receive it by placing a marker in the middle STEP Variation Task – Vary the drill by challenging the end players to move in and out in turn for the pass     Organisation Mark out a grid 15m by 15m Divide the players into a team of 4 and a team of 2 The team with 4 players has the ball The team with 2 players are defenders and must try to get the ball The team with the ball must try to keep the ball away from the other team using only the fist pass Rotate the players on each team after a set period of time STEP Variation Task – To increase the difficulty on the team in possession; increase the number of defenders     Organisation Mark out a playing area 20m by 40m Place two poles at either end to form goals Divide the players into equal teams, no goalkeepers The objective of the game is to score goals against the other team Only the fist pass can be used to pass the ball and score STEP Variation Players at the beginning – To increase the difficulty, introduce goalkeepers       Organisation Divide the players into a team of 6 and a team of 2 The team of 2 players must try to score ‘hits’ by striking the other team with the ball using the fist pass; a hit is awarded only for striking the torso of a player  Award one point for each hit, or alternatively the player who is hit must leave the game A hit is cancelled if the ball is caught  Rotate the players when the team with the ball reaches 15 points, or when all the dodgers have been eliminated STEP Variation Equipment- Use a sponge ball when playing the game with young players     4 teams, small sided game (6/7 a side)6-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session (Fist pass)    5 minutes                                     10 minutes                                 15 minutes                             10 minutes                                     20 minutes      
  Session 7   Duration
  Warm up – ball skills   Block down         Reach catch diagram         Keep ball diagram           Small sided games  3/4 Players per GroupIn and Out between the cones Jogging (in/out) x 3Side to side (in/out) x2High knees (out) Heel kicks (in) x 3Skip (in/out) x250% (in/out) x275% (in/out) x 2 Introduce ball skills – soloing, pick up, punt kick     Organisation Divide the group into pairs; one ball per pair Ensure each pair has adequate space to perform the technique in a stationary position Player A toe taps the ball for Player B, in a kneeling position, to block as the ball leaves the foot Reverse the roles after a designated time This drill is particularly effective in improving the confidence of the player in performing the block down STEP Variation Task – Progress the drill by getting Player B to stand Task – Challenge the blocker to step into the block from a meter or so away to improve their timing   Organisation Mark out a grid approximately 8m x 5m Divide the players into groups of 4 Two players are positioned within the grid The other two players act as feeders; each feeder is designated a partner Each feeder in turn throws the ball for their partner to perform the reach catch while the other player provides opposition Initially the opposition should be token before eventually progressing to full opposition as the players become more competent STEP Variation Task – To increase the difficulty of the drill the feeder should kick pass the ball from a greater distance for the players to contest   Organisation Mark out a grid 40m x 20m  Divide the players into teams of 4 or 5 The objective of the game is to retain possession by kick or fist passing to a team-mate The players should focus on performing the reach catch to receive the ball If the ball is intercepted or a pass hits the ground the other team win possession Award a point for every reach catch performed successfully  STEP Variation Task – Alternatively the team who retain possession for the greatest number of passes in sequence wins     Organisation 4 teams, small sided game (6/7 a side)6-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session    10 minutes                               10 minutes                                   8 minutes                                 12 minutes                                 20 minutes      
  Session 8   Duration
  Warm up         Checking diagram     Punt kicking – partners diagram           Punt kicking diagram                 Small sided games  Organisation Mark out a circle with cones. • Three players per cone and number each player. • On coach’s instructions the number called out run a lap of the circle. • Players pursue each other and aim of the game is to tag person in front. Variations • Change direction.  • Carry ball. • Solo/bounce ball Organisation Mark a grid 8 to 10m square using cones Divide the players into pairs One player is the defender and one the attacker The defender must try to remain in contact with the attacker using one arm at all times The defender is not allowed to hold or pull the attacker After a set time change roles   Organisation Divide the group into pairs; one ball per pair Mark out a channel for each pair through which the ball must pass Beginning approx 10m apart each player in turn punt kicks the ball to their partner Encourage the players to practice Punt Kicking with both left and right feet  STEP Variation Space – As the players become more competent increase the distance the players are required to kick the ball   Organisation Mark out a grid approximately 15 to 20m square using cones Position 2 players at each of 3 cones, with one player at the fourth cone Another player is positioned at a central marker Two balls are used, beginning diagonally apart The central player receives a pass from one of the outer players and turns and passes it to the next player before receiving the next ball and passing it on again The central player rotates after each circuit of passes Change the direction of the movement after a set time with players practicing off both right and left legs and varying the height and weight of the pass  STEP Variation Space – Increase the size of the grid      Organisation 4 teams, small sided game (6/7 a side)8-minute games Play each team once Rotating keepers in each game Focus on what has been developed during the training session (Punt Kicking)    10 minutes                               12 minutes                               8 minutes                                     8 minutes                                             22 minutes

KERRY GAA COACHING AND GAMES WEBINAR WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2020

GAA Coaching and Games Webinar


On Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 7:30pm Kerry GAA Physiotherapist Ger Keane will be facilitating an online coaching webinar through Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams can be used on your laptop, phone and smart device.

Ger will focus the webinar on “Covid 19: Return to training & Injury Prevention”.

This will last for approximately 20-25 minutes.
We will also have a live Q&A through the live chat after this presentation.

**It is vitally important for each coach to send their email address to tom.joy.gda.kerry@gaa.ie in order to receive an invite for the webinar and also to be able to log in. If a coach does not receive the link for the webinar through email then they cannot get access to it. Can you all please notify all of your club coaches to ensure theirs and your email is sent to Tom no later than 8pm Tuesday night 21st April.**

The link for the webinar will be sent then on Wednesday morning for you to RSVP.

We feel that this is a topic that will benefit both the player and the coach and with Ger’s expert advice we will be in a better position for when we are once again allowed to return to the field of play.

LINKS TO GAA WARM UP TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT INJURY

Link for the website where each exercises is available

https://learning.gaa.ie/gaa15

Link to youtube video of Cian O Neill using technique with a Gaelic football team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=pPSdtirRU2Q&feature=emb_logo

UNDERAGE SKILLS CHALLENGE

5-10 Year Olds:  

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
    Punt Kicking    Body Catching    Crouch Lift    Side-stepping/ Evasion    Target Practice    Solo Running    First Touch
    High Catching    Fundamental Movements    Freestyle Skills    Hand-Passing    Crossbar Challenge    Hook Kick    Free Football

11-16 Year Olds:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
    60s Catch Challenge    3 Kick Challenge    Direction Challenge    60s Passing Challenge    Active Target Practice    Solo Running    Freestyle Skills
    Distance Challenge    Athletic Development    Deadball Challenge    Crossbar Challenge    Bin Challenge    60s Shooting Challenge    Free Football
Punt Kicking: Punt-kick the ball with your left and right foot off the wall, moving feet constantly.High Catching: Throw or kick the ball off the wall and try to catch it above your head. Remember to make the ‘W’ shape with your hands.
Body Catching: Throw the ball up off the wall repeatedly and catch the ball at tummy-level (in the basket). Bend knees slightly to catch it.Fundamental Movements: Try lots of different movements such as hopping, skipping and jumping on one or two legs.
Crouch Lifting: Practice crouch lifting the ball off the ground correctly (as per boys’ and girls’ rules) using both sides.Freestyle Skills: Practice different unusual skills for fun – what can you do that your family and friends can’t?
Side-stepping/Evasion: Make a simple obstacle course and side-step around each of them, shifting your bodyweight from L/R and R/L.Hand-Passing: Stand 3-5 metres from the wall and hand-pass or fist-pass the ball with both hands. Try to catch it without it bouncing.
Target Practice: Get a bucket, tyre or similar and practice trying to hit this target with the ball using both sides (throwing or kicking).Crossbar Challenge: Aim to hit the crossbar with a kick out of your hands or on the ground. Move back every time you hit it as a challenge.
Solo Running: Make a simple obstacle course to solo through as quickly as possible on both sides (younger children may use knee to solo).Hook Kick: Practice hook-kicking the ball against the wall or at a target. Attempt this skill using both feet.
First Touch: Throw or kick the ball off the wall and try to control it back into your hand with one bounce or less.Free Football: Show off what you can do! Whether it be kicking, soloing, toe-tapping catching, controlling or whatever. HAVE FUN!
60s Catch Challenge: Stand 3-5 metres back from the ball and kick for 60 seconds off each foot. Catch the ball on every rebound.Distance Challenge: Stand 5 metres back from wall. Kick off both feet and catch. Keep moving back until you drop it. Go back to start if you do.
3 Kick Challenge: Practice kicking the ball with the inside, middle and outside of each foot. Choose a target and aim for it each time.Athletic Development: Try lots of different bodyweight movements e.g. squats, lunges, planks, glute bridges, press-ups, sit-ups etc.
Direction Challenge: Place an obstacle in your path, change direction as you meet it and kick off either foot on the run.Deadball Challenge: Practice different deadball situations e.g. frees, 45s or kickouts.
60s Passing Challenge: Stand 8-10 metres back from the wall and kick for 60 seconds off both feet. Control each kick so you’re hitting the target each time.Crossbar Challenge: Aim to hit the crossbar with a kick out of your hands or on the ground. Move back every time you hit it as a challenge.
Active Target Practice: Get a bucket, tyre or similar and practice trying to hit this target with the ball using both feet, on the run.Bin Challenge: Aim to kick the ball out of your hands and land it in an open bin. Move back every time you get it in as a challenge.
Solo Running: Make a simple obstacle course to solo through as quickly as possible. Aim to solo off your left and right foot alternatively.60s Shooting Challenge: Set the timer for 60 seconds and try to score as many points as you can with your strong foot. Repeat for your other foot.
Freestyle Skills: Practice different unusual skills for fun that your family or friends struggle to do.Free Football: Show off what you can do! Whether it be striking, soloing, toe-tapping, catching, controlling or whatever. HAVE FUN!

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