Here you can read about the development initiatives undertaken on a weekly basis by the development team of The Camogie Association.
School of Excellence Provincial Workshops:
The Leinster workshop for school of excellence squad managers and coaches took place in Heywood College Laois on Saturday the 15th February. Guest coach Frank Flannery took the practical session on the day with 28 manager/coaches attending from Leinster counties. 20 senior players from laois participated in the practical on the day with the main theme of the practical session being game based training.
Paul Beecher from the Dublin under 14 and under 15 squads when asked about his feedback from the workshop said ‘You could hear a pin drop when Frank Flannery took over. His presence and passion held us in awe for two and a half hours. Best development program I was ever at’. So positive feedback from the first of the school of excellence provincial workshops.
Dates of the other provincial workshops coming up are as follows:
Munster 22nd February -Mallow with guest coach Frank Flannery.
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Connacht 24th February- Abbeyknockmoy with guest coach Liam Hodgins.
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Ulster 5th March- MRD Ulster Sports Arena.
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Frank Flannery with coaches at flipchart
Practicial session with Laois players with coaches observing
Development Blitz at Ashbourne festival of Camogie Weekend
Ulster Camogie in partnership with Queens University Belfast, hosted a very successful blitz in Queens University Belfast on Friday 14th February (Main picture above). The bad weather did not dampen the spirit or the abilities of the year 8’s that were on show in Queens in the lead up to iconic Ashbourne camogie weekend. The fun and inclusive blitz had 4 schools participating, Victoria College, Dominican College, Aquinas and Colaiste Feirste. The standard of camogie by all teams was fantastic and the future for camogie in these schools is very promising. All the teams showing great team work, displayed great skills, passion and sportsmanship from their respective games.
Feedback from the schools was very positive with all schools expressing interest in another blitz running again after Easter.
Hurl with Me Programme huge success in St. Dominics club Roscommon
This programme is similar to the Mum & Me programme but encourages not only mums but also dads to get involved in the club from a coaching perspective. The programme over 6 weeks aims to impart the basic skills of the game to the parents so that they may help coach their daughters in the club or volunteer in some other form. 40 underage girls and 25 parents have been attending the ‘Hurl with me Programme’ in St.Dominics club in Roscommon. Pamela McCormack tutor for the programme has been taking the parents and coaching them the basics of the sport so that they too can help in the club with the coaching programme for their daughters. The parents then practice what they learn from Pamela when they take the girls for a training session of skill development This programme has obtained great interest from the players and parents alike in the area and aims to increase its volunteer base as a result in the club.
A fundamentals workshop took place in Kilkenny on the 13th February with 28 coaches attending. This workshop was delivered by the Camogie Associations Regional Development Officer Patrick Mullaney. The workshop was held in Kilkenny in the watershed leisure centre and both new and existing coaches attended the workshop where they received a workshop on fundamental movement skills which include Agility, Balance, coordination, running, jumping throwing, catching, passing striking and kicking.
Camán Get a Grip coaching course coming up:
Camán Get a Grip foundation course will be held in Tipperary on 1st March- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Camán Get a Grip foundation course will be held in 8th March Derry on 8th March- Contact email@example.com
Camán Get a Grip foundation course will be held in Naas GAA club Kildare on 22nd March. Anyone interested in attending this course can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Camán Get a Grip foundation course will be held in St.Cuans College Castleblakney Galway on 8th & 15th April. Anyone interested in attending this course can contact email@example.com