Where have all the Players Gone??

Success?? Having your players available will help! With many sports reaching the business end of their seasons over the coming months it’s worth investigating the platforms for success and in that respect what is controllable and what is not. For certain a major source of support is having all of your players available all the…

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Time to Recover???

I had an interesting conversation recently with a fellow coach and the chief subject was the area of recovery and recovery sessions. Some context first. The players in question are amateur players who train twice per week in collective sessions and play a match at the weekend. The load therefore, if managed correctly, is not…

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Your Reflection Doesn’t Lie

Coaches by nature are action-oriented. We keep taking actions – learning new drills, new games, reading all about what the latest high-achievers are doing for success. We keep taking action – so things must be improving…..right?? Maybe not. Maybe the best approach is to slow down a little in order to go faster. Just as…

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Not Again!!….A Groundhog Year for injuries

2017 – will you let it be a ‘Groundhog Year’ for your players and team??? A quick look through the GAA Injuries Register throws up some interesting statistics 2 out of 3 players will get injured at least once in a season Over 33% of players will have more than one injury per season 25% of injuries…

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The Perfection Trap

Practice makes Perfect…….Strive to be perfect….Perfection means doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. And so it goes. When January and pre-season kicks in so too does the overuse of the P word – Perfection. I guess it’s probably meant with good intent and with the aim of inspiring greater effort etc – but does aiming for…

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Ready – There is No substitute

How often do we hear that we are now playing a 20-player game?? How often do we hear that good replacements/substitutes are vital?? In the main I’d have to agree…..it makes sense that replacement players can bring fresh impetus and energy. But only if they are ready. We can all cite examples of great impact subs…

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