Run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’ in your club and be in with the chance to bring your club Camogie under 12 team to Croke Park in July!
Just register your clubs interest, run a ‘Hurl Smart Week’, submit a report of events and you could be in with a chance to play in Croke Park.
The Camogie Association in conjunction with the Nutrition and Health Foundation are running their annual Hurl Smart Week from the 1st to 7th June. This is the 4th year of this initiative.
Why not join with your local GAA club and community in getting everyone out and active for the week. Run and event every day of Hurl Smart Week and get everyone active and enjoying camogie!
Register your club here for Hurl Smart Week to be in with a chance to go to Croke Park! Closing date for registering your interest is Thursday 21st May at 5pm.
Possible Hurl Smart Week activities that clubs could run over the week include:
Ø Fundamentals sessions- incorporate agility, balance and co ordination with fun
Ø Camán and Run Relay races- set up teams of 4 where participants solo and handpass sliotar to next player in relay format. For younger players use beanbags for solo.
Ø Skills test- set up 4-5 skills with point system- similar to feile skills test
Ø Obstacle course- use ladders, hurdles, tyres, slalom poles to create an obstacle course for your players. Have 2 teams compete against each other
Ø Come & Try it evening for new players- provide hurl and helmet for potential new players who try out the sport for the evening
Ø Wigs and Wellies- fun game where one team wears wigs and plays a team wearing wellies. Each team wears the opposite for 2nd half of game.
Ø Puc Fada Course- set up a course that girls have to get around in the least amount of shots
Ø Mum & Me/Hurl with Me programme- programme for parents to learn the skills of the game themselves and also the main coaching points of the skills so that they can assist coaches
Ø Mixed Blitzes- run mixed underage blitzes for boys and girls in the club
Ø Family fun day- run a day for the family at the GAA grounds. Include some fun activities such as face painting- games etc. Open to all the community
Ø Cross bar challenge- run the cross bar challenge with a group of older players with a prize for those who can hit the crossbar in their 3 attempts.
Ø Wall ball session- run wall ball activities for players/parents in the club- have target practice on wall with prizes for winning teams
Ø Talks on fitness and nutrition- club could organise someone to talk to players/parents on healthy nutrition for playing camogie and also fitness of young camogie players
Sample Programme in Club
Monday- Tiny tots fundamentals session and obstacle course for under 6’s
Tuesday- Camán and Run solo relay race for under 14’s
Wednesday- Hurl with me programme for parents of under 12’s
Thursday- Puc fada competition for under 16’s
Friday- Wall ball challenge for Minors/adult teams
Saturday-Mixed blitzes for boys and girls
Sunday- Family fun day for all the community
About the Nutrition and Health Foundation
The Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) is an independent partnership of industry, government, State agencies, internationally recognised scientists, health professionals and citizens working together to address Ireland’s lifestyle, nutrition and health challenges. The NHF communicates evidence based information on nutrition, health and physical activity to encourage an improved and healthier society in Ireland with key initiatives including their free Workplace Wellbeing Campaign, the annual NHF ‘Eat Smart Week’ and its annual Seminar which encourages debate on these core topics. For further information, see www.nhfireland.ie.
Some pictures from Hurl Smart week 2014
Burren Rangers, Carlow
Banrion Gaels, Laois
Truagh Clonlara, Clare