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 8Under 10Under 12
hurling resourceFootball4 cards4 cards4 cards
hurling resourceHurling4 cards4 cards4 cards
HANDBALLERHandball2 cards2 cards2 cards
rounders pictureRounders2 cards2 cards2 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 timetableAfternoon timetable


HURLING
 OVERVIEW OF SKILLSSKILL CARD (AM)SKILL CARD (PM)
hurling resourceU8 Hurling (Monday)

Dribble

Stopping A Ground Ball

 
hurling resourceU8 Hurling (Tuesday) 

Shoulder Clash

Hook

hurling resourceU8 Hurling (Wednesday)

Chest Catch

Striking on the Ground

 
hurling resourceU8 Hurling (Thursday) 

Frontal Ground Block

Stopping a Ground Ball

    
hurling resourceU10 Hurling (Monday)

Roll Lift

Striking from the Hand

 
hurling resourceU10 Hurling (Tuesday) 

Hand Pass

Shoulder Clash

hurling resourceU10 Hurling (Wednesday)

Ground Strike

Jab Lift

 
hurling resourceU10 Hurling (Thursday) 

Frontal Block

Overhead Catch

    
hurling resourceU12 Hurling (Monday)

Overhead Block

Controlling a Moving Ball

 
hurling resourceU12 Hurling (Tuesday) 

Batting an Overhead Ball

Ground Flick

hurling resourceU12 Hurling (Wednesday)

Solo Run

Doublin Back

 
hurling resourceU12 Hurling (Thursday) 

Overhead striking

Overhead Block


FOOTBALL
 OVERVIEW OF SKILLSSKILL CARD (AM)SKILL CARD (PM)
football resourcesU8 Football (Monday) 

Bounce

Side Step

football resourcesU8 Football (Tuesday)

Low Catch

Body Catch

 
football resourcesU8 Football (Wednesday) 

Body Catch

Low Catch

football resourcesU8 Football (Thursday)

Hand Pass (F)

Punt Kick

 
    
football resourcesU10 Football (Monday) 

Reach Catch

Checking

football resourcesU10 Football (Tuesday)

Block Down

Solo

 
football resourcesU10 Football (Wednesday) 

Fist Pass

Side to Side

football resourcesU10 Football (Thursday)

Hook Kick

Crouch Lift

 
    
football resourcesU12 Football (Monday)

Crouch Lift

Fist Pass

 
football resourcesU12 Football (Tuesday) 

Punt Kick

The Roll

football resourcesU12 Football (Wednesday)

Feint & Side Step

Checking

 
football resourcesU12 Football (Thursday) 

High Catch

Near Hand Tackle

 

Handball

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


Mini Rounders    
 CARD 1 RULES FOR MINI ROUNDERS   
rounders pictureThrowingU8U10U12
rounders pictureCatchingU8U10U12
rounders pictureRunning, Throwing, CatchingU8U10U12
rounders picturePitchingU8U10U12