3 The 7 stages of LTPD Active start FUNdamental Learning to train Training to trainTraining to competeTraining to winRetirement/ Retention
4 4-6 years of age Hurling Football Correct hurly size The grip Swing-elbow upReady, lock, lift positionsOne handed dribbleTwo handed dribbleGround strike (Tyre, ball)Striking, stationary/movingThrowBowling ballTwo handed bounceOne handed bounceBody catchPick upGround Kick/DribblePunt kickKnee tap solo
5 4-6 years of age ABCs RJTs Game specific Agility Balance Co-ordination RunningJumpingThrowingTarget gamesCourt gamesPart invasion
6 7-9 years of age. Hurling Football Handling/Catching Ground strike Doubling on ballStriking from handBean bag balancingBall BalancingGround flickGround ClashHookingFrontal block ( hurl to hurl)Body catchLow/High catchFist pass/ Hand passCrouch lift (stationary)Punt kick (Left &Right)High bounceToe tap stationaryNear hand tackleShadowingFrontal tackleBlock down
7 7-9 years of age Physical focus Game specific Zigzag relays One leg hopingLanding from left to rightGood techniqueOn the spotHurdle runningLeap frogTug of war/ push and pullThe bridgeSkittlesOver the riverRounder's4v4 (no goalies)4V4 two touch5v5 all in
8 10-12 year of age Hurling Football High/Low catch Hand passing Over head catch (hurl with hand)Hand passing (two hands)Striking on the runShort stick striking (left & right)Jab/roll lift (moving)Lift & strikeSolo, Batting, side linesHooking. Blocking (High Low)ShoulderingHigh/Low catchHand passingPunt kick Left and right.(outside foot)Solo left and right foot.Dummy solo, Low bounce.Near hand tackleShadowing, shoulderingFrontal block, Block down
9 10-12 year of age. Physical Game specific Speed (up to 6 seconds effort)Strength ( core strength)Own body exercisePull ups ,press upsEnduranceRelay running, small sided games.Dynamic stretching, Mobility exercisesWarm up, warm down conceptOver the riverCrazy kicksPass and attack4v4, 5v5Last backFour goal game3 goals in.
10 13-15 year of age. Hurling Football High/low catch (hand protected) Hand pass off the HurleyChest catch (goalie)Jab lift at paceStriking is all done on the runScore gettingMulti directional soloingGround tussleFlick off hurlTap and moveBall feintFist pass for distanceCatching at speedPunt kickLong Kick passScoring from anglesPenaltiesEvasion, soloingTackling, near hand, frontal, block downHand off (while soloing, bouncing.
11 13-15 year of age. Physical focus Game specific Multi- directional ( effort up to 20 seconds)Quick footwork, agilityAcceleration-decelerationGame related reaction gamesBody weight circuit trainingDynamic warm-upFlexibility routinesN.B. To be done by qualified coaches only15 v 15Possession gamesOne rule gamesGive and go4secondsTwo touchZone to zone
12 Resources for mentors Ready to play (Nursery level) Have a ball (Nursery Level)Lesson Plans. (Hurling & Football)Give us a game. (Hurling &Football)Game sense (Football)Building physical skillsFun do packs (Hurling & Football)Wall Ball drills. ( Hurling)Dublin coaching and games.ie
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