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Thursday 24 January 2019

FAI Coaching Festival slots are filling up fast

PLACES ARE LIMITED on the upcoming Amateur Game Coaching Festival which will be addressed by High Performance Director Wim Koervermans, Under 19 international manager Paul Doolin, Amateur International manager Gerry Smith and FAI Schoollboy international manager Niall Harrison.





Intending coaches should register immediately to guarantee their presence at the coaching festival. Some of the elements that will be looked at and addressed includes the following:



• Course will offer Amateur game coaches chance to get first step on formal UEFA coaching ladder. Senior Certificate.



• Hopefully this will whet the appetite to pursue further coaching qualifications, in turn raising the standard of coaching / performance of Amateur Game.



• A chance to open minds to parts of the game, maybe previously not exposed to; nutrition / hydration. (Sports scientists presenting on the above.)



• For players ending their playing careers & thinking about coaching – there will be discussions on the challenges faced in these steps.



• A seminar on ‘match analysis’ will be important on how to incorporate such into planning & implementing relevant coaching sessions.



• Ideas for pre-season training.



• The sessions on attacking / defending set-pieces should prove thought-provoking for season ahead.



• Chance for coaches to hear ideas & engage with. / opinions of; Wim Koovermans / Paul Doolin / Niall Harrison / Gerry Smith



• As this is a pilot in the Dublin-area, a chance to contribute your opinions to ideas going forward.



STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COURSE Must Intro contact CDO to reserve place; €25



• Wednesday 22nd June / 7-10pm / Balbriggan FC / contact FAI FCC CDO Paul Keogh 0860444435 paul.keogh@fai.ie AMATEUR GAME COACHING FESTIVAL + SENIOR INTRO COURSE



• Thursday 7th Friday 8th workhops / Friday 8th Saturday 9th Sunday 10th Senior Intro / workshops + Senior intro = €80 (club rates available min 5 coaches) / contact senior.workshops@fai.ie to get application form. PLACES LIMITED.



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