Official TFK GAA Coaches Corner


#1601

Except they aren’t called backs and forwards anymore, they are “conditioned games”


#1602

No they weren’t. And they are not backs and forwards as once they were


#1603

Everything in cycles. Only a matter of time before laps and tyre bating comes back.


#1604

I had a fella tell me last year he had his Under 6’s out bating tyres and doing laps. Told me “you need to get discipline into them at that age”. I think all this hairy fairy games and balancing and coordination shite will be out the door soon.


#1605

Serious balance and coordination required to bounce off the tyres at the same time sure.


#1606

If you had it that they were shouldering each other either side of the tyres then it would be ideal. can never learn a good showlder too young.


#1607

@Julio_Geordio’s auld lad always taught us to time the shoulder with a swivel of the hips.


#1608

part of the “hip and whip” masterplan?


#1609

Technique is everything in a good shoulder.


#1610

70% of it comes from the hips.

A wise man.


#1611

Do teams still use ice baths? dear oh dear


#1612

I was ridiculed for using shouldering drill before. Noting like it to focus minds and help coordination.


#1613

Yeah but the lads are on about using them in training/matches - not at home with the family, bro.


#1614

Yes. Professional teams do. Everywhere.


#1615

I thought the latest research showed that immediate immersion in ice could impede gains from a session? After a match I can get as there is fatigue — are teams using them after games only?


#1616

As I said, if you don’t become involved you will never know, you will never change anything without inputting. GAA headquarters is very professionally run, many there will listen and consider and change their minds based on evidence. It’s not the cork county board.


#1617

If only yer senior football selectors participated in a few of those drills he would have been ready for that Clare scoundrel last Sunday.


#1618

Either that or helmets.


#1619

I am involved.

GAA well run?

Commercially yes.

As a games administration for the development of all people under its name. No. Fails miserably.


#1620

And ground hurling in lines across the pitch. Left & Right.