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Coach the child and then coach the game!

Sep 17, 14 Coach the child and then coach the game!

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

So many things stood out for me at John O’Sullivan’s Talk in Dublin recently, but one thing I took home was a little exercise he did at the start of the talk. So John was discussing the common issues that kids face in youth sport through out the world. He does an exercise were  he asks the coaches to list five words or...

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Silent Sideline Weekend: 04th & 05th October

Sep 12, 14 Silent Sideline Weekend: 04th & 05th October

Posted by in Campaign, Silent Sideline

After the success of the previous SS Weekend, we have decide to arrange another one and will continue from hear on in as a yearly weekend event between September and October each year. Too often in kid’s sports adults, parents and coaches become overly vocal in their approach to working with young athletes. However well...

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Coaching your own child!

Sep 11, 14 Coaching your own child!

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football, Soccer Parents

So many coaches start out as regular parents standing on the sideline every weekend cheering on their son or daughter. Little did they know that several days later they would be handed the club jacket, a list of players, parents details, some football, bibs, cones and a big pat on the back. It can very daunting for someone who has...

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COACH TALK: Pedro Dias (Sporting FC Toronto)

Sep 10, 14 COACH TALK: Pedro Dias (Sporting FC Toronto)

Posted by in Coach Talk

This week I spoke to former Sporting player Pedro Dias (CHIQUINHO). Pedro is the Technical Director at Sporting FC Academy Toronto. Pedro a former professional footballer who retired due to injury after 15 years in the game. Pedro has been coaching for over 10 years in Portugal, the USA and Canada. TCD: Talk to me about your love...

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Coaching Seminars This September 2014

Sep 10, 14 Coaching Seminars This September 2014

Posted by in Coaching

COACHING IRELAND 11th National Coaching Forum at the Institute of Technology Sligo, 26th-27th of September 2014. This Forum promises to be the biggest and most extensive gathering of professionals and volunteers involved in Sport Coaching. The Forum will attract coaches, physical education teachers, sports scientists, National...

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Players Pledge

Last week it was the parent’s turn to take the pledge and be a supportive parent. Responsibility also falls on the players to commit to their game, do the best they can possible do and respect the opposition, their fellow players and the officials. “When I grew up, it was children competing against children. Now, more often...

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Dropping Players

Sep 01, 14 Dropping Players

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

I regularly get emails from parents looking for advice on their kids football. This time of year kids are either settling into their new team or still waiting to find out if they are gong to make the cut. For many parents and their children it can be a very anxious time and a coach holding off on communicating his intentions, can...

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Take The Pledge, 16 Elements in support of your child’s sport.

Why not start the season and take the pledge to be more encouraging at your kids match. This way you commit to implementing a healthier and sustainable pathway to success, which falls on the shoulders of everyone involved with Kids Sports – especially Parents. TCD wants to insure that Kids Sport can be enjoyed in a safe and...

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