Teams - Juvenile
Kilconieron Hurling Club has a long tradition of helping in the development of the GAA in our parish. We cater for all age groups in our parish from U6, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 & U13s.
Our structured training sessions focus primarily on creating:
Sports Skills development and team participation
Safe and stimulating environment for children to play
Child Participation in team events (Go Games, Blitzes, Club championships and Club Leagues for all Age Groups)
Fun at all costs attitude!!
The philosophy of fun, fair play and participation for all is central to the ethos of GAA. To further promote this philosophy, the GAA Respect Initiative promotes positive behavior and ensures that an enriching environment is provided for the promotion and development of Gaelic games on and around the field of play.
Some of the key principles Kilconieron follows, as part of our squad development utilizing the GAA 'Go Games' Principles:
All participants play in the game
Participant needs are catered for, where possible, on the basis of two year age cohorts i e U 6, 7, U 9 & U 11
Activities are structured in a manner which optimizes the level of fun, friendship, fair play and achievement derived by participants
Participants train and play in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment where they are encouraged to risk error, to learn and to get maximum enjoyment from their involvement
Players master the basic skills of Hurling and experience the sense of accomplishment from acquiring playing proficiency on the left and right hand side of the body
Everybody involved in Kilconieron GAA, whether as players, parents/guardians, spectators, mentors, teachers, officials etc , should adhere to the key underpinning principles and follow the GAA ‘Give Respect, Get Respect’ initiative.
Benefits of Small-Sided Go Games
Experience and research has shown that small-sided games have a number of benefits from both a participation and player development perspective. This is supported by a significant amount of international research conducted in different countries in different sports where small-sided games are prevalent. This research overwhelmingly highlights the following benefits:
Everyone gets to play for the full game
Games are played in a fun environment with emphasis on improving skills
Participants are not subject to the "win at all costs" approach
More touches of the ball for all players throughout all areas of the pitch
Player get more shots at goal
Increased opportunities to develop decision making with more 1 v 1 situations
The ball is in play for longer
Players work harder therefore improving fitness
Less perceived stress on players
Less perceived pressure from coaches and parents
The emphasis is on player development rather than winning or losing
Children have more perceived competence leading to increased self esteem and player retention
Go Games make Gaelic games a more enjoyable experience for children, leading to increased self esteem. They get more touches of the ball, more opportunities to make decisions, more scoring opportunities. Players will be more active due to playing both attacking and defensive roles and will understand the importance of team play.
Most importantly children will enjoy Gaelic games ensuring that they "Play and Stay" with the GAA.
So what are you waiting for, contact any club official and sign up today.