Open East & City U13 Summer Coaching Begins

On Wednesday afternoon the 5th July at 3pm in Mayfield GAA Club, GDA’s Sean Crowley and Shane Supple welcomed the first of this years U13 City players to an open football coaching session and at 5pm in Ballinacurra they welcomed the first of the East players to take part in this summers open football coaching session. This initiative was launched last year and has proven to be quite successful with large numbers of boys born in 2004 arriving along to the different venues for coaching sessions with our GDA’s and guest coaches.

This is a starting point for any player who wishes to become involved with the regional squads and in turn Cork county squads as they progress up through the ages. It gives our regional squad coaches and mentors a chance to get to know they young players coming through. Most of our current U14 City East Regional squad came through from last years sessions.

As you can see by the schedule below there is lots planned for this age group and all any player has to do on the day is turn up. We have made it quite clear to all players who arrive on the day that if you have a club commitment, either a match or training that comes first, if a player is carrying an injury his recovery comes first, if a player for some reason cannot attend a session then there is no problem what ever. This is, as the title would suggest open coaching for players on the age in relaxed, fun filled sessions. This week saw us start with some basic kicking skills from both left and right feet followed by some short football games working on different skill sets such as team play, tactical awareness, passing and the most important skill of all getting to know other players from the different clubs.

We would like to express our thanks to both Mayfield GAA Club and Ballinacurra GAA Club for their facilities and to all players who turned up on the day.

Clubs represented on the day were Douglas, St Finbarrs, Nemo Rangers, Whitechurch, St Vincents, Whites Cross,Cobh, Kiltha Og, Midleton, St Colmans, Aghada, Carrigtwohill and Youghal

Some photos from Wednesday 5th

 

Open sessions for every U13 player (Born in 2004)

Any player on the age from any club in the division is invited to attend these open sessions. The local GDAs along with outside coaches will be doing the sessions. To Register Please Click Here

July / August

Date

Venue

Time

Code

Note

Participation Clubs

Wednesday 5thJuly

Mayfield

3pm

Football

Players born in 2004

All City Clubs

Wednesday 5thJuly

Ballinacurra

5pm

Football

Players born in 2004

All East Cork Clubs

Wednesday 12thJuly

Mayfield

3pm

Hurling

Players born in 2004

All City Clubs

Wednesday 12thJuly

Ballinacurra

5pm

Hurling

Players born in 2004

All East Cork Clubs

Wednesday 19thJuly

Mayfield

3pm

Football

Players born in 2004

All City Clubs

Wednesday 19thJuly

Ballinacurra

5pm

Football

Players born in 2004

All East Cork Clubs

Wednesday 26thJuly

Mayfield

3pm

Hurling

Players born in 2004

All City Clubs

Wednesday 26thJuly

Ballinacurra

5pm

Hurling

Players born in 2004

All East Cork Clubs

U13 Player Registration Click Here