They say that time flies and it surely does. After reaching the young old age of 70 I can look back and thank God I never wasted a minute. I put this down to my parents and family along with some fantastic adults who taught me many lessons about life in general. From the trainers I had at a variety of sports I took part in as a kid, and to those who would teach me my trade on the ships as I travelled the world. Looking back the one thing all those people had in common was the
I asked our academy players from 2001 what they looked for in a coach . 1 Katie Taylor Senior International .A coach who knows his stuff and encourages you to express yourself . 2 Aine O" Gorman Senior International . A coach who knows the game ,encourages you ,and can organize fun sessions . 3 Susan Hackett u19 International. Someone who encourages you and is there for you when you loose form or who helps you back on your feet after injury . 4 Emily Hanney u17 International
Taking on the role of coach or manager for first time can seem quite daunting .Here are a few tips I have picked through the years .
- 1 If you display good manners and encourage everyone concerned with the team to do same you will now have a solid base to start building on. 2.Remember everyone learns at their own pace ,we all had to walk before we could run .Give the young player the time to master the basics before moving on . Teaching The Basics. 1. Remember a young c