https://gaacork.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/coach-children-640x343-1.jpg 343 640 Joseph Blake https://gaacork.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.png Joseph Blake2020-04-18 12:03:362020-11-08 21:58:25Cork GAA online Easter camps hailed as a major success
Some creative thinking from our games development personnel has seen over 6,000 children engage in fun interactive GAA activities this week from the comfort of their own homes. GDA’s performed live movement and skill sessions which children followed over 4 days as a novel way of replacing the Easter camps they would have attended in their clubs.
Games Manager, Kevin O Callaghan noted, “GDA Colm Crowley floated the idea at a recent meeting and other GDA’s rowed in with some excellent content to bring the project to fruition. Numbers have been beyond our expectations with 11,000 views of the content through the week and we are exploring further similar projects in the near future reaching out to teenage players also.”
There were 2 live sessions each day. Session 1 was aimed at 4-8 year olds, ran by Colm Crowley and Pat Spratt. Session 2 was run by James McCarthy and Paudie O Brien for 9-12 year olds. Feedback from parents has been really positive with this novel initiative allowing parents and children to get active together and engage in physical activity to boost fitness and mental health in a fun way.
The sessions are a great resource for boys and girls to continue practicing their skills in the coming weeks so please log on to the link below and engage with the activities presented.
The Easter camps are just one element of the games development staff’s resourceful strategies in over coming the covid 19 impass. Cork GAA are also running weekly “Wednesday night Webinars” with a different guest speaker each night aimed at coaches of club players. Next Wednesday sees Pat Spratt talking about club structures and the benchmarking programme and coaches can log in by registering in advance with GDA Colm Crowley*.
There will also be a series of On Line foundation courses rolled out over the next 8 weeks catering for over 300 coaches throughout the county. Those wishing to register for foundation courses can register with Shane Supple*
*firstname.lastname@example.org and log on to www.rebelogcoaching.com for further details of all initiatives.