BALANCE IS BETTER

It’s Time To Change Our Approach To Youth Sport BALANCE IS BETTER @iCoachKidsWorld PUTTING THE NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANT AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING WE DO! Sport NZ @SportNZ @iCoachKidsEU Sport NZ has developed the Balance is Better philosophy to inform and provide a framework that puts the needs of the participant first....

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3 Stage Model For Young Athletes

Feb 13, 21 3 Stage Model For Young Athletes

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

@jeancote46 the Canadian Sports scientist has devised three-stage model for young athletes: Sample as many sports as possible until early adolescence; 2. Focus on a few main sports in their early and mid-teens; 3. Specialise in their mid-to late-teens. “We philosophically believe early specialisation narrows long-term...

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All in a weekend’s work for Saoirse Noonan!!

Nov 22, 20 All in a weekend’s work for Saoirse Noonan!!

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Lots of discussion on early specialisation the last few weeks. One thing for certain in Ireland, is Girls are more likely to play multi-sport for longer than boys as it seems to be accepted more across codes. Boys it seems, are more pressurised to have to specialise earlier than girls. If you’ve ever watched girls sport the...

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Kris Van Der Haegen > Talk

Nov 17, 20 Kris Van Der Haegen > Talk

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Can never get enough of @KrisVDHaegen Here talking about associations having their Beliefs and Values but no action on the grass! @GAAlearning @Pat_Culhane Without Mistakes You Never Learn I had to write on my report ”Nice on paper but shit on the grass” Full Talk here:...

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FAI PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND 2020

This is the Football Association Of Ireland Plan for 2020 to 2022 Where do we want to be? Player-Development-in-Ireland-201023-Ruud-DoktorDownload END! We always like to hear your opinions and views. If you feel you have something to say or content to share, please comment below or email...

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Advice for Coaching children from the very first time and after!

The vast majority of coaches are parents. Usual Mums or dads and mostly coaching their own child. They mostly start out assistant coach or a helper but soon enough find that they have taken over the role of Head Coach. That was my story to coaching anyway! No two ways about it. Coaching with no experience is one of the hardest...

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iCoachKids 4th International Conference

CALLING ON ALL YOUTH SPORT COACHES FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME | Take a look at the full programme for the 4th International iCoachKids Conference. TWO DAY FREE EVENT ONINE: Places are now going fast, so sign-up while you can: http://bit.ly/2SFVE2E iCoachKids has announced the 4th Annual International Conference....

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