Coaching - Hurling Skill Cards

Hurling skills can be divided into:

1. Skills used to Gain Possession

Involves gaining possession and control of the sliotar. Skills such as catching, and lifting are included along with skills involved in getting control of the sliotar using the Hurley.

2. Skills used to Maintain Possession

Once the sliotar is under the control of the player, there are a number of skills which help the player in possession to maintain possession. These skills encompass ground skills, handling skills and evasion skills.

3. Skills used to Release Possession

Involves striking the sliotar, with either the hand or the Hurley. Many of these skills can be performed with a stationary sliotar or a moving sliotar, while the player is stationary or while the player is moving.

4. Skills used to Contest Possession

Involves many of the skills used to tackle an opponent in possession, or to contest for possession when neither player is in possession of the sliotar.


Hurling Skill Cards

(These can be printed off and used as coaching aids at training sessions)


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