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Tesco Player Welfare Podcast Series

Thu 12th Aug

Caroline Halton


The Coaching Bubble in collaboration with Tesco Ireland are introducing our player welfare podcast series which aims to provide guidance and help for coaches, parents and guardians of youth players. Subscribe to the Coaching Bubble Podcast on Soundcloud HERE

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Discussions with guests will inform coaches, parents, and guardians how to aid them in supporting players to take care of their own health and wellbeing and to enjoy playing Camogie for many years.

The podcast series features:

Episode 1 – Retaining Young Women in Sport with Lynne Cantwell & Nora Stapleton

Lynne Cantwell, Women’s High-Performance Manager with South Africa Rugby and Nora Stapleton, Women in Sport Lead with Sport Ireland discuss the importance of organised sport and barriers to lifelong participation, balancing a competitive and fun environment and the role of parents and coaches in creating that environment to help retain women in sport.

Listen here.

Episode 2 – Healthy Habits Around Nutrition & Hydration with Emma Brennan

Emma Brennan, Academy Performance Nutritionist with Connacht Rugby, talks about what parents need to know around Nutrition and Hydration for their child and how coaches can support players as well as the importance of language and how we talk to female players about nutrition.

Listen here. 

Episode 3 – The Young Female Athlete with Catriona O’Halloran and Ciara O’Flynn

Catriona O’Halloran and Ciara O’Flynn, who are both Team Leads with Anytime of the Month, give insight for parents and coaches on periods and period poverty and supporting players when it comes to creating a safe and open environment for them to talk about periods.

Listen here.

Episode 4 – Avoiding Burnout in Youth Players with Orlaith Curran

Orlaith Curran, a PhD Student in DCU and Athletic Development Coach with the IRFU, chats about what burnout is and what to look out for in our Youth Players. Orlaith also gives insight into its role in dropout and practical advice on how to avoid burnout.

Listen here.

Episode 5 – Injury and Injury Prevention with Rena Buckley

Rena Buckley, a Chartered Physiotherapist and 18 time All Ireland winner with Cork Camogie and LGFA, discusses the most prevalent injuries and how we can reduce the risk of them occurring. Rena also chats about the importance of recovery when it comes to injuries and performance and gives practical strategies to help support recovery.

Listen here.

Episode 6 – Being a Good Sports Parent with Gordon MacLelland

Gordon MacLelland, CEO of Working With Parents In Sport, gives insight to the challenges parents in sport face, building positive relationships with coaches and the importance of maintaining fun in sport for our youth players with long term participation being a key priority.

Listen here.

Episode 7 – Coach Support with Des Ryan

Des Ryan, Director of Coaching and Performance with Setanta College, talks about the challenges that coaches face, including coach burnout and how to avoid it, and the value of building strong relationships with parents, players, and fellow coaches to continue learning and developing as a coach.

Listen here.

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