DEVELOPING a more unified approach to coaching across the division is one of the primary aims behind the Carbery GAA Coaching Development Workshop that will be held in Ahamilla this Saturday, March 30th, from 11am to 2pm.
An event organised and run between Rebel Óg and Carbery Coaching – with Carbery GDA James McCarthy, Carbery GPO Paudie Crowley and Carbery Coaching Officer Mark O’Donovan all involved – coaches across the division are being urged to attend and benefit from the expertise that will be on offer.
‘The hope is that there will be a consistency in the level of coaching around the division,’ Mark O’Donovan says.
‘This is a chance for coaches to network and share more information, to upskill, to learn new tips. We can guarantee that everyone that attends will benefit from the time spent.
‘We want to bring everyone together under the one circle of Carbery coaching. We are starting Whatsapp groups for all coaching officers and primary school coaches too, everything we can to make sure the knowledge is shared and improved, so that the player in Kilmeen will get the same level of training as the player in Kealkill.’
Cork County Board CEO Kevin O’Donovan will open the coaching conference. This will be followed by talks on schools coaching, club coaching and the role of the coaching officer in the club. The conference will also include a practical training session that will be full of helpful tips that will be of interest to coaches of all levels.
Dr Edward Coughlan, a current lecturer in CIT, is one of the guest speakers and he will focus on skill acquisition, while Kevin Murray will look more closely at athletic development.
Clubs are encouraged to send at least four representatives from their club – club primary schools’ coach, club coaching officer, a coach from U12 down and a coach from U12 up. There is a cover charge of €10 per head or a max of €50 per club for unlimited numbers to cover the running costs of the day. Registration on the day from 10.45am.