The O’Neill’s Leinster GAA Coaching Conference 2014, Prepare to Succeed – Conditioning the Mind and Body for the Season Ahead, will take place on Saturday 1st February at IT Carlow from 10am – 3.30pm.
The popularity of this now annual conference was highlighted in 2013 when over 300 coaches were present. This year conference is targeted at football and hurling coaches working with players in their late teens and adults. The content of conference will be very applicable and specific to meet the needs of the modern coach involved in all codes and we would be hopeful of attracting coaches from both Ladies Football and Camogie.
The focus of the conference will be on helping coaches to think about preparing their players to perform for the season ahead from a technical, physical and mental perspective. Coaching is a constant learning process and the timing, content and knowledge imparted by the experienced presenters is an opportunity not to be missed. The content of the conference is intended to be thought provoking and designed to create greater awareness among coaches as to what are the latest and best approaches to preparing teams.
Areas to be covered will include:
· Pre-Season Physical Preparation – Applying Science to Practice
· Injury Prevention programme
· Performance Coaching - How to support a player to maximise his/her potential
· Using Match Analysis to influence coaching in the field
· Team Preparation and Management
In this regard we have gathered speakers with a wealth of experience in their chosen fields.
Paul Earley – Tutor and Irish International Rules Manager
Eddie O Sullivan – Former Ireland International Rugby Coach
DJ Carey – Five time All-Ireland Winner and IT Carlow Fitzgibbon Cup Coach
Tony Bambrick Jnr – Intercounty Performance Analyst
Sean Dempsey – Tutor and IT Carlow Sigerson Cup Coach
Martin Fogarty – Former Kilkenny Senior Hurling Coach
Caroline Currid – Performance Coach, Formerly with Dublin, Tipperary and Tyrone
Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett – Laois Senior Hurling Manager
Dr. Clare Lodge – Chartered Physiotherapist and Lecturer in IT Carlow
Redback Biotek / VX Sport – GPS analysis specialists
A full house is expected and registration has now opened and people are urged to register early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Registration is €30 and this includes a delegate pack supplied by O’Neill’s. You can register by contacting our offices at 057-8682000. A special €5 discount will be available for any tickets purchased before Wednesday 18th December.