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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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Catalan Elite Football: Smart Football Level 1 Course

Jan 23, 16 Catalan Elite Football: Smart Football Level 1 Course

Posted by in Coaching Clinics

CATALAN Elite Football is offering coaches the chance to earn a unique qualification in one of Europe’s most successful football methodologies. Their academy in Dublin is teaching young Irish footballers how to play the Catalan way, using the Smartfootball methodology. This will be the first SmartFootball Level 1 Coaches Workshop...

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Lessons from 2015 & some of the best learning resources for 2016

Dec 31, 15 Lessons from 2015 & some of the best learning resources for 2016

Posted by in The Coach Diary

Most of the content on this blog and FB page is aimed at the recreational paren/coach, who might be working with his or her team 2/3 times per week with a game at the weekend. However even if you are an academy coach working full-time there is plenty for you also. I like to thing there is something for everyone no matter what level...

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“Kids are overcoached”- Rangers & Scottish International Barry Ferguson

Nov 14, 15 “Kids are overcoached”- Rangers & Scottish International Barry Ferguson

Posted by in Coaching, Irish Grassroots Football

BARRY reflects on his time coming through as a teenager at Ibrox and claims the biggest problem with the current system is that youngsters are being OVERCOACHED. SO Gordon Strachan’s plan for the future of Scottish football is to turn the clock back 30 years? Well, let me be the first to say he’s got it absolutely spot...

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Stick at it!! Is a great life lesson to teach any kid

Nov 09, 15 Stick at it!! Is a great life lesson to teach any kid

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football, Soccer Parents

I receive emails and messages from parents and coaches all the time and I’m always delighted to receive them because I know how much effort it takes for people to write them and then hit the send button. I got one this morning after a mother had read the Please Don’t Quit post. Her son was being harshly treated and not...

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Soft Eyes Make You A Better Player

Nov 06, 15 Soft Eyes Make You A Better Player

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognised equestrian instructor and clinician of over 30 years. She is the author of many books and DVD she is one of the most skilful teachers ever encountered in any equestrian discipline, Wendy’s desire to understand the function of both horse and human, curiosity and love of teaching...

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Irish Based Catalan Elite Football Philosophy

Oct 22, 15 Irish Based Catalan Elite Football Philosophy

Posted by in Academies, Irish Grassroots Football

Catalan Elite Football began this summer in Ireland. Based out of Parnells GAA in Coolock and running every Friday from 7pm to 9pm and catering for kids aged 6 to 14 years. Catalan Professional coach Marc Miquel writes about his experiences so far in Ireland, in his own words: Introduction After four months coaching in Dublin I’ve...

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