As mentioned in my June blog, during Covid, I developed a workshop BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESS. I recently delivered it to Piltown Ladies Gaelic Football club as a pilot and the feedback has been positive. It is designed to set your own creative minds flowing because everyone is the master of their own destiny. Arousing thoughts that will lead your club up the pathway for success by creating an underlying culture suitable for a foundation of that success. It aims to help you find that special something/ingredient that helps your club or team attain success on a continuous level. It does require a level of honesty to yourself, like the addict overcoming their addiction. It remembers, GAA is your sport and hobby. Something you should love and be passionate about. It is aimed at coaches, administrators, adult players, parents and is suitable for all codes and grades. Please feel free to Share.
I Managed/Coached my first team when I was 17 years old. (Read LEADERSHIP SEEDS blog here) So have been doing this with the best part of 5 decades. I have experience in all codes across all grades at both club and county level. Below are some of the highlights.
- Kilkenny Hurling Under-14 to Under-17
- Windgap Hurling – Under-16 to Minor
- Piltown Hurling – Under-8 to Under-14
- Kilkenny Gaelic Football Under-14 to Minor
- Windgap Gaelic Football – Minor
- Piltown Gaelic Football – Under-14 & Intermediate to Senior
- Piltown Camogie – Junior
LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL
- Kilkenny Ladies Gaelic Football – Under-12 to Minor
- Piltown Ladies Gaelic Football – Under-12 to Minor & G4M
- WHAT DOES SUCCESS MEAN?
- WHY – WHO – HOW
- THE GAA COMMUNITY
- TIME MANAGEMENT
- COACHING FUNDAMENTALS
- THE END OF THE RAINBOW
Q. What qualifies you to do this?
A. I love the games and have participated as a player, including a substitute, coach, administrator, match official and a supporter over many decades. Does your S&C coaching course make your more qualified? It certainly won’t be more varied.
Q. Will it help my team/club win a championship this year?
A. If you were already going to win one, it will not stop you. If you are already winning on a regular basis, why do you need anyone to open your mind to cultural changes? If you feel you were unlikely to win one, then what have you got to lose? Other than that championship that you have already lost in your head.
Q. What do I need to provide?
A. A room to hold a maximum of 20 people. A large screen or TV to display a presentation. Some background on your club including past successes. A maximum of 20 people (minimum 10) who fit the criteria and are enthusiastic and passionate about their hobby and open to new ways and cultural change.
Q. What will it cost?
A. I will deliver free of charge to any Kilkenny club. If it fails to give satisfaction, your money will be returned. For clubs outside Kilkenny, I’m sure we can come to some agreement on non-refundable travel expenses.
Q. Why do would you do this?
A. As already said, I love being involved in the games as my direct coaching roles have come to an end, I would like to put all I’ve learned over the years and al that I has given me so much enjoyment back into the games. I can’t bring my knowledge and experience with me when that final whistle sounds!
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