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Sideline supporters have no right to direct negative talk towards the players…

Apr 18, 16 Sideline supporters have no right to direct negative talk towards the players…

Posted by in Silent Sideline, Soccer Parents

Parents, Adults or any person in fact have no rights to abuse or sound negative towards children playing the game they love. I have had issue with some of my own parents and I’be witnessed many others who have verbally abused a player whilst playing the game. These parents might think they mean well and could assume they are...

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One Good Adult

Apr 10, 16 One Good Adult

Posted by in Childrens Health

In 2012, Headstrong  and the UCD School of Psychology conducted the My World Survey, a National Study of Youth Mental Health.  The survey showed how different elements and experiences of a young person are related to their mental health. 14,500 young people participated in the study and the main findings suggested that mental...

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For the Diary: Coerver Diploma 2 & Michael Beale Liverpool FC

Mar 05, 16 For the Diary: Coerver Diploma 2 & Michael Beale Liverpool FC

Posted by in Coaching Clinics

Two great events worth going to this month. First up Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma 2. I’m a big fan of isolated exercises, especially at the younger ages. I have seen huge benefits in repetition exercises with added input from the coach. Coerver Youth Diploma 2 coach education course that will take place in DKIT Dundalk, on...

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A letter to my son’s coach

Feb 25, 16 A letter to my son’s coach

Posted by in Soccer Parents

A letter written by Still Chasing Fireflies, Mary Ann   To My Son’s Soccer Coach: Last weekend, after the final game of the season, you posed with my son and his seven teammates in front of the goal for some team pictures. There you were, one man towering over eight little boys with their arms linked like a chain, big smiles...

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Remembering Horst Wein 1941-2016

Feb 19, 16 Remembering Horst Wein 1941-2016

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Last Sunday one of the most formative coaches in the history of the game passed away. I was going to write a message about my experiences with Horst and how I first came across him back in 2009. Dermot Dalton from the Beautifulgame.ie (a website devoted to Horst Wein Philosophy) and myself ran the first coaches seminar with Horst...

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Let Us Play – How adults are damaging kids sports

Feb 18, 16 Let Us Play – How adults are damaging kids sports

Posted by in Coaching, Soccer Parents

A fascinating and extremely informative podcast from BBC 5 live Sport. Please share this with coaches and parents at your club. Includes tips from psychologists and stories from pushy, competitive parents and much more… How much pressure is too much? Olympian Karen Pickering delves into the world of children’s sport and...

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3rd Feb’16: 30th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Feb 02, 16 3rd Feb’16: 30th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Posted by in Girls Soccer

In case you haven’t heard, February 3rd marks the 30th annual National Girls and Women in Sports day, which is dedicated to recognising and celebrating the momentous strides in sports that girls and women have made throughout the years. One specific set of regulations surrounding athletic equality and women’s sports,...

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NDSL Coaches Club

Jan 28, 16 NDSL Coaches Club

Posted by in Coaching Clinics

NDSL COACHES CLUB NDSL ACADEMY IS HOSTING A FREE COACHES CLUB. Working with 11’s / 12’s / 13’s / 14’s – the NDSL Academy staff will demonstrate through practical sessions needed at these relevant age groups how to develop a better technical player. Venue: Oscar Traynor Development Centre. Date: Saturday 30th...

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