The event was attended by Kilkenny GAA's Coaching and Games Development Officer, Brian Ryan, who congratulated the Club on continued efforts in mindfully guiding the young through their development as players and club members, noting that O'Loughlin Gaels GAA is held in high regard throughout the GAA community as a benchmark for developing players.
"The Pathway itself shall be viewed as a 'Route Map' which sets out the Key Characteristics and identifies the age appropriate content (Technical, Physical and Game Specific) that should be coached or practiced at a particular age and stage of the players career" the introduction states and a point that was clearly identified by Niall Bergin, the main collaborator of the project, when addressing the audience. He stressed that the Pathway be used by coaches to set development targets for the year and hence plan coaching sessions to achieve those targets through the skills challenges & the age specific physical focuses set out in the guide.
Club Chairman Brian Murphy was delighted with the efforts put in by all involved in publishing the Pathway and used the opportunity to encourage anyone interested in our games to get involved in the club and add to it's continued growth. Juvenile Chairman Nigel Leydon was on hand also to thank Niall Bergin and Paul Cleere for their innovation in producing a document that will serve the club's high standards long in to the future. He thanked the members of the Juvenile Committees of the last three years for their contributions though to the guides completion
Some Happy Faces at the Young Player Pathway LAunch
Brendan Cleere (Jnr) & Brian Ryan, Kilkenny Co. Board
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