COACH TALK: Christian McAuley

Dec 01, 14 COACH TALK: Christian McAuley

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This week I spoke with Christian McAuley grassroots coach at Newbridge town. TCD: How did you get into coaching? CM: Like many coaches I got in to coaching because of my son. I wanted to give him the best football education and set about researching player development. Although I played football for 25+ years I soon found out how...

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Horst Wein’s visit to Ireland in 2011

Nov 20, 13 Horst Wein’s visit to Ireland in 2011

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

This is an event I organised with Dermot Dalton from thebeautifulgame.ie in 2011.This was Horst Wein first visit to Dublin. I had met Horst a few months previous in Barcelona. In the 5 minute video, he discusses the changes we need to make to improve kids football in Ireland. I think we have come along way since this was video...

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Funino is the future!

Oct 22, 13 Funino is the future!

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Ireland is evolving and so are the methods of the many coaches around the country, but of all the small sided games programmes, FUNINO is the most creditable and the best format for developing the game of football. If you have heard of Funino you can download the ‘Ultimate Mini Game with Four Goals’ programme at the...

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FUNino Coaching Clinic

Apr 17, 13 FUNino Coaching Clinic

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FUNiño is the introductory module of Futbol a la medida del niño, the world famous “Youth Football Development Model” by Horst Wein which has been the official textbook of the Spanish Football Federation since 1993, and represents a significant breakthrough in youth football coaching. The magic formula of playing 3v3 on 4...

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An intro to ‘funino’

Jan 17, 13 An intro to ‘funino’

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The beautiful game (Horst Wein) has devised an optimal programme to develop the creative potential of 7-9 year old players. On Monday the 4th February 6.30pm-9.30pm. This evening session will consist of theory and practical introduction to the rapidly growing  FUNINO game that is taking the world by storm. FUNINO represents the...

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