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Things Coaches Do That Drive Parents Crazy

Apr 07, 15 Things Coaches Do That Drive Parents Crazy

Posted by in Soccer Parents, The Coach Diary

We all have the things that parents do that drive us crazy but here are somethings that coaches do that make parents a little annoyed about how we go about coaching their child (ren). Over the years I have received many emails and phone calls in relation to coaching children or not coaching children. “Players should be seen...

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Easter Camps 2015

Mar 19, 15 Easter Camps 2015

Posted by in Kids Camps

If you’re looking for your kids to stay active over Easter, below is a list of Easter camps for kids aged 5 and upwards in a various of locations. THE COACH HOUSE AFTER SCHOOL & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE The Multi Sports Camps in Blanchardstown will start this coming Easter for children aged between 5 and 12 years. Camp...

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Football Fitness Feature

Mar 11, 15 Football Fitness Feature

Posted by in Guest Post

Check out the guys at Copa90  There are many important attributes needed to play football to a good standard. Technique, tactical understanding, and love for the game are all absolutely vital. However, as you go up the leagues, a larger emphasis is placed upon the physical part of the game. Tactical and technical coaching is...

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Helping your child enjoy and stay in sport….

Mar 06, 15 Helping your child enjoy and stay in sport….

Posted by in Soccer Parents

I regularly get calls from parents asking for advice on trying to keep their child in sport. Which in a lot of ways can be one of the most difficult challenges parents face particularly as they get older. The first thing to consider is does the child actually want to play sport. I find with a lot of parents is they feel an...

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Podcast 2 – What it takes to be a Professional in the Game today!

Mar 03, 15 Podcast 2 – What it takes to be a Professional in the Game today!

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football, PodCast

This week I spoke with Tim Clancy, Patrick Cregg and Dave O’Connor all currently playing for Shamrock Rovers. The three lads give a brilliant and honest account about their lives as professional footballers. Between them they have spent many years playing in Britain and Ireland. Listen to their views, opinions, advice and...

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New (dates) Coerver Coaching Academies & Workshops

Feb 25, 15 New (dates) Coerver Coaching Academies & Workshops

Posted by in Coerver

Coerver Coaching are opening new Training Academies and running their coaching workshops around Leinster and Munster. For further information email Stuart for Leinster and Jason for Munster. Leinster FIRST SKILLS  TUESDAYS – Blackrock, Dundalk 4-6 year olds @ 4-5pm 7-14 year olds @ 5-6pm Navan 6-14 year olds FIRST...

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Sport Psychology: Developing Sport and Life Skills

Feb 15, 15 Sport Psychology: Developing Sport and Life Skills

Posted by in Guest Post, Psychology

This week I chat to Sports Psychologist David McHugh. David is graduate from Liverpool John Moore’s University University with an Msc in Sport Psychology having studied psychology for four years in Galway and Nottingham. TCD: When asked what sport psychology is how do you reply? DM: I reply with the saying that it is strength and...

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COACH TALK: Dennis Hortin

Feb 01, 15 COACH TALK: Dennis Hortin

Posted by in Coach Talk

This week I’ve gone Nordic, I’m speaking to Swedish Coach Dennis Hortin from AIK Alvsjo. Dennis has some very forward thinking  and progressive views on player development. This possibly the longest and most informative interview I have done. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting to him. Let’s Start > DH: This is by...

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