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12th, Feb, 2013
Gaelic Football - Games and Drills for Fundamental Development (coaching/teaching resource)
"Gaelic Football - Games and Drills for Fundamental Development” is an A6, pocket size handbook perfect for Gaelic games coaches and primary school teachers who are interested in exploring practical ideas to revive coaching and development techniques in Gaelic football.
The author, Shane Caulfield begins by outlining the practicalities of coaching. The various types of skills, the use of skills in different environments and skill transfer techniques are explained. The Coaching theories and models are investigated, as are feedback, communication methods and approaches from coach to player. Learning theories are explored for the coach to assist the player acquire, develop and perform each skill effectively. Planning, evaluating, organisation and reflection methods are also discussed.
In the 150 games, drills and small sided games (SSG’s) for Gaelic Football and fundamental development, suitable from U6’s to U18’s have also been compiled. These easy to follow drills are sports specific practices focusing on visual and spatial awareness, movement and skill development. The drills have a quick cross reference layout to target the main components of fitness; speed, agility, core strength and flexibility, with many progressions.
These drills are most effective in a realistic game setting to help the player quickly adapt to the environment while improving their performance in a competitive situation. Practice and repetition will facilitate the development of skill variation, their decision making and communication techniques as well as improving their confidence in executing a skill effectively.
This book has been highly praised Tony McEntee, Manager of Crossmaglen Rangers after reviewing it. Tony is very enthusiastic about the resource explaining that it will provide coaches with a solid knowledge base of games, drills and activities, and while helping all coaches understand the important components of coaching, such as feedback, planning etc.
This book is only available for purchase via contact through email.
Please contact Shane Caulfield on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how to order or purchase and also follow the Facebook page, “Gaelic Football – Games and Drills for Fundamental Development” for constant updates and reviews.
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