Coaching News

Coach education Workshops
This year our coach education workshops will all take place during the months of November and December and will be conducted by Mickey Moran and John Morrison. The first four workshops are listed below with a date for a workshop concentrating onÓgoalkeeping skills yet to be confirmed.

These workshops offer coaches access to two of the very top GAA coaches nationally, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any issues they may have, with out having to leave their County, so we are asking all clubs to ensure their coaches turn out in force and embrace a new era for coaching in Leitrim.

The first of our workshops will take place on this Friday evening in the Bush hotel, Ck-on-Shannon, commencing at 7.30 pm with the second taking place on Saturday morning in Drumshanbo GAA park, commencing at 11.00 am.

The games approach to skill development

1. 21 Nov 08 – Building the future

2. 22 Nov 08 – The global skills, part to whole – "Head – Hands – Feet"

3. 06 Dec 08 – Group management of delivery of skills in match related games 1v1, 2v2 etc.

4. 13 Dec 08 – Game sense – where skills are seen to play a part in tactics and game plans eg. Cross field, quarter, half and full field games.


Coaching Tips
All coaches through out the County should log on to the Leitrim GAA website and read the coaching tips articles written by John Morrison. Each week new articles are added, some which were written by John over the past year and some which are current but all the articles are intended to encourage coaches to be open minded and to look at all aspects of coaching and player management in a new light. These articles should be a must read for all coaches.



19-Nov-08 by Thomas Keenan