Official TFK GAA Coaches Corner


#1561

That’s fun at any age


#1562

Fully extend the hurley hip height and ensure the player striking knows he is being pressurised.

Copyright Donal O’Grady, 2010.


#1563

We had a coach who recommended a hook under the arm pit :grinning: Effective too.


#1564

Tap the elbow


#1565

Certain counties also teach tapping the elbow, throwing the hurley, shouting obscenities, tipping the helmet and when all else fails a wild one-handed swing.

We don’t go in for that stuff in Limerick.
Pure hurling, hip and whip.


#1566

How long since last All Ireland?


#1567

137 days


#1568

he was an awful bluffer


#1569

http://learning.gaa.ie/Conference2018

Some half decent vids/presos being uploaded from latest conference. Tommy Walsh only learned how to hook properly when he went to a recent DJ Carey coaching clinic.


#1570

#1571

Ah ya, it happens. But just alot rarer


#1572

Wasn’t knocking your points, just highlighting 2 excellent examples of the skill of it, the attitude & Drive needed to execute the task.


#1573

Ya, attitude is the important word there.

I love a bit of attitude.

You get the odd liveable outlier like Maurice Fitz, but most lads who do anything have anything attitude to how they approach their work/game


#1574

@TheUlteriorMotive - ye have some bluffer in tonight I see


#1575

Dublin senior football team or Crokes?:blush:


#1576

Crokes.

I’m sure there is some good stuff in there, but in general the reductionism of the GAA’s new approach is actually overkill and arguably regressive.
The penny is not dropping yet.

BC is also doing a PHD on developing “talent”. The initial bits of his presentation on it were certainly not a broad approach and looking at failing soccer and AFL.


#1577

Yeah it depends on people but they try

We were sent on jean cote tweet this week about 2 v 2 games on small pitch for under 6s

They try and are open to any learning I find buy maybe don’t distil it


#1578

Jean cote is a leader in this area.

The truth is you need to employ someone and have area 2-3 year plan.

Someone coming in and building blocks with coaches every 4-6 weeks. Rotate around between working with 4-7 year olds - 7-10 year olds - 11-13 year olds - 13+

They all have different needs. But someone going and are actually supporting coaches are actually sessions and forcing them to learn their own way, not a list of drills and games given in a hand out.

15-20 k over 2-3 years of unbelievable investment


#1579

very hard as most coaches are parents so moving around ages to groups without your kids involved can be tricky logistically

Daly a few weeks ago was good. Encouraged experimenting and to just keep a folder of stuff you see and learn, learn from experts, watch etc

He said he spent a lot of time recently going to games and standing behind goals to analyze puck outs and what different keepers and teams do


#1580

Or a Dropbox file
Folder :joy:

Ah ya but if you are coaching principals then the moving should not matter.

Obviously some will be efit more than others.

The egotistical coaching I have been exposed to recently is depressing