Coaching the Coaches

In the ever-evolving world of sports, the role of the coach is pivotal not only in nurturing talent but also in instilling discipline, teamwork, and a love for the game. Recognizing the profound impact coaches have on children’s development, we have taken on an initiative to elevate coaching standards through a comprehensive Coaching the Coaches program. Coaching Officer Brian Murray is keen to get involved with all ages,“ I am working closely with Michael O Mahoney in the Club Na Og section and soon we will be delivering a club measurement/test on all core skills for the u5-u11 children there is also a plan around how we will test and achieve our goal for all kids to be competent in all core skills before they go into the Juvenile section. This will help the coaches as we are moving towards game based sessions in the juvenile section,So lots being done and more to do but I am confident with all these ideas we will much stronger in coaching terms in the next few years “

Recognizing that the sports landscape is constantly changing, we emphasize continuous education. We organize regular workshops, webinars, and seminars featuring experts such as Canice Hickey, who gave an exceptional talk on sports Psychology . This ongoing education helps coaches stay ahead of the curve ensuring they can provide the best possible guidance to our young players. 

Our coaching the coaches initiative is being engaged with great enthusiasm by all coaches. We aim to create a supply of highly skilled, knowledgeable, and motivated coaches who can inspire and lead our young players to achieve their full potential, not just in GAA but all aspects of life. By investing in the development of our coaches, we are laying the groundwork for a brighter future in sports, where athletes receive top-notch guidance and support every step of the way.

“I am blown away by the coaches enthusiasm towards me and what I’m trying to bring to the club on the coaching aspect of the game. I have to say some coaches are well on the way to being very good coaches and are sticking to the information we discussed at the workshops in Jan/Feb. Those workshops were vital in how we coach teams, areas covered were Mental ,Tactical and Technical and I see some of the ideas already being implemented by the coaches in Blarney Gaa
I will be looking to have a review with all the coaches near end of year and hopefully put together all their session plans on a platform and make available to all coaches within the club.”, Murray.
Blarney GAA