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1 Coaching Children in the GAA Presented by Paudie Butler Mallow, Saturday 10 th March 2012 Munster Coaching Conference

2 Graceful, Balanced and Economical

3 Deformed, Lopsided, Stunted

4 People know what they do, they frequently know why they do what they do, but what they dont know, is what they do does French Philosopher – Jean Michel Foucault

5 1.The Right to participate in sport. 2.The Right to participate at a level commensurate with each childs maturity and ability. 3.The Right to have qualified adult leadership. 4.The Right to play as a child and not as an adult. 5.The Right to share in the leadership and decision-making of their sport participation. 6.The Right to participate in a safe and healthy environment. 7.The Right to proper preparation for participation in sport. 8.The right to equal opportunity for success. 9.The Right to be treated with dignity. 10.The Right to have fun in sport. The Rights of the Child in Sport

6 Movement is the Childs First Language Sally Goddard Blythe – The Well Balanced Child

7 Primary School Curriculum ABC - Agility Balance Coordination R.J.T. Running Jumping Throwing CPKS Catching Passing Kicking Striking Games Fun

8 What is a Coach? A Coach is a Person who Builds Competencies by Assisting and Challenging Players and Self to Achieve their Potential A Coach is a Person who Builds Competencies by Assisting and Challenging Players and Self to Achieve their Potential

9 The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice, and because we fail to notice, that we fail to notice there is little that we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice has shaped out thoughts and deeds R.D. Laing Failing to Notice

10 Trust ReliabilityCompetence

11 Success vs. Failure AssistingChallenging The End of the Beginning or The Beginning of the End?

12 Your Children are not your Children But Lifes Longing for Itself Cahil Gibrain

13 13 © GAA 31 Coaching Children - Paudie Butler So Why Do Children Play?...to have fun...to feel worthy...to belong...to be free...to have influence...to survive...to be like their heroes...to test themselves

14 PositiveNegativeOutcome +1:-1>Depression +3:-1>Survival +5:-1>Growth +7:-1>Flourishing Maureen Gaffney - Flourishing The Positivity Ratio

15 What Great Coaches Do 1.Coach Players Values 2.Focus on Players Real Beliefs 3.Coach Player Habits and Behaviours 4.Focus on Players Resistance (Feelings & Emotions) 5.Develop Players Ability to Think 6.Nurture Players Ambition & Desire 7.Focus on Players Lifestyle 8.Be aware of Players Uniqueness & Attitude 9.Build Players Confidence & Calmness 10.Enhance Players Self-Esteem

16 What Coaching is NOT! When you as a coach are: Enforcing Controlling Manipulating Bullying Insulting Berating Pressurising… You are NOT Coaching and CANNOT achieve the results of Coaching

17 Risk Balance Training Time Pressure Game Time Skill mastery Formal Game Time Instruction Praise Non-pressure Self expression Informal Travel Action Safety Correction When everyone plays, you have the balance right. When you have the balance right, everyone stays.

18 Balance When they have enough skill to enjoy the game. When they have enough games to show their skills.

19 7 to 12 is The Golden Age of Learning Education has for its objective the formation of character Herbert Spencer

20 Stages of Development Age Play to Learn Age Learn to Compete Age Compete to Win

21 Acquiring Bilateral Coordination 6-12Stage 1 : Play to Learn

22 Games Based Coaching Model Play the Game Freeze the Game Fix the Skill Fuel the Will ObserveAnalyse Re-AffirmGenerate Feedback DemonstrateExplain Set TargetsEncourage

23 Tugann Dúchas Dóchas


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