For Coaches

Here we have lots of useful materials for coaches to assist in Hurling/Camogie, Football, Handball and Rounders. Click on your required link to view.

Play the Game is intended as an alternative GAME-BASED programme for use in the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps.

Play the Game comprises of a series of skill cards based on the FUN DO pack and materials from Rounders and Handball manuals.

The cards are divided as follows:

    Under 8 Under 10 Under 12
hurling resource Football 4 cards 4 cards 4 cards
hurling resource Hurling 4 cards 4 cards 4 cards
HANDBALLER Handball 2 cards 2 cards 2 cards
rounders picture Rounders 2 cards 2 cards 2 cards


Each card refers to 2 skills of the Game, appropriate to age. Using the skills as a base, the coach outlines the stages of the skill based on the IDEA principle.

Two games, one fun game and one modified game, is then played by the players as illustrated on the cards. The time given to each game is 15 – 20 minutes.

TIMETABLES

Morning Timetable Afternoon Timetable

 

HURLING
  OVERVIEW OF SKILLS SKILL CARD (AM) SKILL CARD (PM)
hurling resource U8 Hurling (Monday)

Dribble

Stopping A Ground Ball

 
hurling resource U8 Hurling (Tuesday)  

Shoulder Clash

Hook

hurling resource U8 Hurling (Wednesday)

Chest Catch

Striking on the Ground

 
hurling resource U8 Hurling (Thursday)  

Frontal Ground Block

Stopping a Ground Ball

       
hurling resource U10 Hurling (Monday)

Roll Lift

Striking from the Hand

 
hurling resource U10 Hurling (Tuesday)  

Hand Pass

Shoulder Clash

hurling resource U10 Hurling (Wednesday)

Ground Strike

Jab Lift

 
hurling resource U10 Hurling (Thursday)  

Frontal Block

Overhead Catch

       
hurling resource U12 Hurling (Monday)

Overhead Block

Controlling a Moving Ball

 
hurling resource U12 Hurling (Tuesday)  

Batting an Overhead Ball

Ground Flick

hurling resource U12 Hurling (Wednesday)

Solo Run

Doublin Back

 
hurling resource U12 Hurling (Thursday)  

Overhead striking

Overhead Block

 

FOOTBALL
  OVERVIEW OF SKILLS SKILL CARD (AM) SKILL CARD (PM)
football resources U8 Football (Monday)  

Bounce

Side Step

football resources U8 Football (Tuesday)

Low Catch

Body Catch

 
football resources U8 Football (Wednesday)  

Body Catch

Low Catch

football resources U8 Football (Thursday)

Hand Pass (F)

Punt Kick

 
       
football resources U10 Football (Monday)  

Reach Catch

Checking

football resources U10 Football (Tuesday)

Block Down

Solo

 
football resources U10 Football (Wednesday)  

Fist Pass

Side to Side

football resources U10 Football (Thursday)

Hook Kick

Crouch Lift

 
       
football resources U12 Football (Monday)

Crouch Lift

Fist Pass

 
football resources U12 Football (Tuesday)  

Punt Kick

The Roll

football resources U12 Football (Wednesday)

Feint & Side Step

Checking

 
football resources U12 Football (Thursday)  

High Catch

Near Hand Tackle

 

Handball

 
  Introduction
HANDBALLER under 8 skill card 1 under 10 skill card 1 under 12 skill card 1
HANDBALLER under 8 skill card 2 under 10 skill card 2 under 12 skill card 2

 

Mini Rounders        
  CARD 1 RULES FOR MINI ROUNDERS      
rounders picture Throwing U8 U10 U12
rounders picture Catching U8 U10 U12
rounders picture Running, Throwing, Catching U8 U10 U12
rounders picture Pitching U8 U10 U12