The extremely successful former Galway football management team of Kevin Walsh, Brian Silke and Sean Conlon are helping coaches adjust to the new normal as we prepare for the return of national and club championships with GrowCoach, their online coaching solutions business.
Starting from Friday, GrowCoach and Walsh are launching the first of a new four part series of webinars on both Attacking and Defensive Coaching skills.
The first of the GrowCoach webinars on Attack in the modern game will be available from 6pm on Friday, July 31.
This will focus on how to coach the skills of making space using V Cuts, Triple Threat and Leveraging for both the men’s and ladies game.
The webinar will include a summary of all content, along with diagrams and infographics for easy, intermediate and advanced drills along with acute skills video clips which are pre-recorded to ensure the highest quality for all attendees.
Thereafter, on a biweekly basis, GrowCoach.ie will host 3 further new webinars which will cover specific skills for coaches to build their players for the new season ahead.
Friday 14th August 6pm – Defending – How to coach players on defending an opponent by taking their space?
Friday 28th August 6pm – Attack – How to coach players to create space while being tightly marked using their team mates?
Friday 11th September – How to coach players to take an opponents space by blocking out and using body position in many different areas of the pitch
Kevin Walsh has a history of incredible success in Galway football, both on and off the field.
As a footballer he won Minor and Senior All Ireland Medals from 1986, 1998 and 2001 and 3 All Stars.
Later, under Kevin’s stewardship as coach, Galway Senior Footballers were promoted to Division 1, reaching their first All-Ireland Semi-final in 17 years.
They also won two Connacht titles, and more than doubled their win ratio while he was in charge.
Brian Silke has years of experience with Corofin, possibly the most successful GAA clubs in the history of Ireland, captaining the club to honours in 2000, and also won Minor, Senior and Masters All Ireland’s with Galway.
Sean Conlon is a qualified PE Teacher with over 20 years extensive coaching experience with schools and club teams combined with 5 years coaching the Galway Senior Football panel, and currently manages the Barna team.
Founded in 2018, GrowCoach has delivered numerous workshops to GAA Clubs and County teams throughout Ireland.
Responding to the COVID19 pandemic GrowCoach is now bringing its exclusive coaching model online with a series of pre-recorded and live webinars aimed directly at coaches of all grades worldwide.
“We’ve had a fantastic response since we launched GrowCoach online”, says Kevin Walsh former Galway Football Manager.
“GAA Coaches are working hard since lockdown and the announcement of the new season to prepare their players,” adding that, “our coaching content and the focus on Taking Space and Making Space and looking at the skills for players while off the ball is innovative”.
“Coaches are keen to learn and impart their learning to build their players for what will be a highly intense and competitive “new” style championship.”
Each webinar costs €10 and GrowCoach are also offering a special bundle package of all 4 webinars for €30 available on www.growcoach.ie
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