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Coaching Gaelic Football

  • 08-05-2023 4:53pm
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    Any ideas welcome for a Gaelic football session with low numbers .I find hard to fill a session as players get tired quicker as less breaks etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,351 ✭✭✭✭Bass Reeves

    Young or adult players.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭BrianBoru00

    Shorten the session to 50 minutes. As you said they'll have done the work as less rest time.

    I'd be taking the opportunity to do a more focused session. Like improving their weaker foot. Identifying how weak it is and then work on breaking down the mechanics of it.

    So if it's literally just for standing on, you're doing u6 level coaching for a few minutes so that they can connect with the ball. Force them to think about how they would coach themselves.

    If they can kick it but with no direction - throw in a few shooting drills. - From the 14 yard line with the weak foot, out to the 21 then out to the top of the D. Then repeat from slightly to the right or left of the large square and out - Thats nine kicking spots.

    You can even do that one with the stronger foot and its not overly intensive so its a good way to give them a break. You can also add in increased distance spots at 35 yards distance and add another set that's 20 yards to the left/right of the goals. A decent club player should be able to hit all nine with their good foot and the three closest spots with their weak foot no problem - gives a chance to see if there's a weakness there, particularly with fringe players.

    Depending on the players you have at the session - it's can be an opportunity to work on kickout strategy / positioning for breaks etc.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 534 ✭✭✭1373

    Doing the skills is probably good when numbers are low .

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