Coaching Books Available

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Gaelic Start Manual
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The Gaelic Start & Fundamental's Pack is now ready for clubs, schools and parents.

The pack contains over 300 coaching cards for children from infants to 9 years.

The aim of this resource is to help coaches, teachers and parents plan and implement an effective and efficient coaching programme for children of all abilities including special need.

The cards have been designed so they:

  • Can be used by ANYONE – children, teachers, parents and non coaching personnel
  • Support the developmental stages of all children regardless of ability
  • Offer a variety of progressive, challenging and fun activities – Warm ups, games & Skills
  • Include activities that can be set up quickly & easily
Price : £55 / €60
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FUNdamentals Manual
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Ulster Coaching has taken a big step forward with the development of this FUNdamentals programme. Following consultation with Dr Istvan Bayli and utilising his principles of long term player development, this programme is the first to embrace the formative nursery years within our clubs and primary schools. It is specifically aimed at Under 6's and Under 8's.
This manual was penned by Terence McWilliams, and Bayli has described it as an example of best-practice worldwide.
Price :
Manual: £25 / €35
Manual & CD-ROM: £35 / €50
CD-ROM: £10 / €15
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Learn to Train Manual
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The second edition of our 'FUN to Fame' series covers the physical, technical, tactical and team play skills for the Under 10's and Under 12's. Teachers and club coaches, for the first time ever, will be able to use these two resources as reference books to plan and implement a complete games and coaching programme for all their children from five years and younger right through to 12 years.
This manual was also written by the Ulster Games Development Manager Terence McWilliams.
Price :
Manual: £50 / €75
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Train to Train Manual
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Train to Train focuses on the preperation of young players from 12 to 16 years. The manual looks at the key areas of strength, speed, core stability, advanced technical development, nutrition and hydration.
It offers practical programmes from which coaches can go forward and develop their own programmes.
This manual was written by the Ulster Council's Director of Coaching and Games Development, Dr Eugene Young.
Price :
Manual: £50 / €75
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ABC to SAM CD-ROM
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This CD-ROM was produced in conjunction with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.
It contains a number of drills to improve the basic and more advanced skills of Gaelic Football. It also has related video clips of top County Players performing the skills.
Price :
CD-ROM: £10 / €15
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Goalkeeping CD-ROM
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This CD-ROM was developed by Paul Callaghan, who was goalkeeper on the Donegal panel of 1992 which won the All-Ireland.
It looks at a number of techniques and drills to enhance the development of goalkeepers.
Price :
CD-ROM: £10 / €15
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Animated Drills and Skills DVD-ROM
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The Animated Drills and Games for Gaelic Football offers 40 drills, in video and animation, to help the modern coach design a training session.
This resource was put together under the guidance of Armagh All-Ireland winner Diarmaid Marsden and has become our biggest selling resource.
Price :
DVD-ROM: £30 / €45
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Conditioned Games for Football DVD-ROM
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The latest coaching resource to come from the Ulster Council GAA is a DVD entirely devoted to conditioned games. This follows on from the hugely popular Animated Skills and Drills for Gaelic Football.The DVD contains over 30 games in five different categories in both video and animated form. The animated format enables the coach to understand the layout and rules of the game as it shows the concept of each game and layout of the playing area. A full description of each conditioned game is available, which includes variations and suggested alternatives and of course the video footage shows the games in full flow.
Price :
DVD-ROM: £30 / €45