West Cork Coaching Workshop & Monster Blitz Launch 2013-04-03 07:50:00

On this Monday, April 8th, from 7.30 to 9.30pm, the launch of the Monster U8 & U10 blitz programme for 2013 will take place at Clonakilty GAA Grounds,Ahamilla. The night will mainly incorporate a practical coaching workshop for all mentors working at these age levels in football and hurling, with James McCarthy, Charlie Wilson and others presenting. Each club is asked to send their coaching officer and a mentor from each of the four teams involved.

Areas covered will include the following:

  1. Communication / How to Coach... Fun, Praise, Head-Hands- Feet, Feedback, Language, Demonstration, Observation, Questioning
  2. Organising a session.... Progression, Variation, Timekeeping, Equipment, Safety, Ratio of coaches to players
  3. Fundamentals... a quick recap on the essentials... the Stance (take-off position), ABCs
  4. Catching... hurling and football eg W-catch in football, Reach catch (claw) for hurling
  5. Spacial awareness / Positional sense... how to avoid bunching eg grid with musical spaces eg zones
  6. Tackling.... eg getting in close for hurling eg tackling the ball, not the man for football
  7. The Grip.... hurling only
  8. Left and Right.... the importance of using both sides and using techniques to 'force' (reward) players to use both (eg sock-up / sock-down).
The dates and venues for the Monster blitz programme, which is included in the Rebel Og master fixture plan will also be outlined. There will be 2-3 West Cork venues on each date outlined, with seven venues hosting Monster blitzes across the county on the same day.


Dates as follows:

Monster U10 Blitzes*

  • one Monster Blitz on the third Saturday of every month for six months
  • six blitzes in total 

*All teams would also play U10 mini leagues organized by their regional board as before.

1. Saturday, April 20th - football

2. Saturday May 18th - hurling

3. Saturday, June 15th - football

4. Saturday, July 20th - hurling

5. Saturday, August 17th - football

6. Saturday, September 21st - hurling


Monster U8 Blitzes 

  • two Monster Blitzes per month for four months on the second (football) & fourth (hurling) Saturday of every month
  • eight blitzes in total 

1. Saturday, May 11th - football

2. Saturday, May 25th - hurling

3. Saturday, June 8th - football

4. Saturday, June 22nd - hurling

5. Saturday, July 13th - football

6. Saturday, July 27th - hurling

7. Saturday, August 10th - football

8. Saturday, August 24th - hurling

Mise le meas,
Kevin O'Donovan,
Rebel Og Academy Administrator & GDA (Carbery / Beara)
Ph. 086-7753567

Car Insurance Ireland
site designed & developed by Sportsmanager.ie