Coláiste Chathail Naofa,
Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

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Coaching at C.C.N.

Spikeball Coaching in Primary Schools

Colaiste Chathail Naofa, Sport, Exercise and Coaching students completed their five week block of Spikeball (Volleyball) coaching in 7 primary schools throughout Waterford this week. The students coached over 1000 children each week. The PLC students continued their coaching in primary schools under the supervision of Ciara Buckley from Volleyball Association of Ireland. The students are coaching Spikeball, a developmental game of Volleyball to over 1000 children each week. The project is currently running in Cappoquin NS, Ballymacarbry NS, Whitechurch NS, Aglish NS, St Mary's Primary School, St Joseph's NS and Ballygunner NS. Ciara gave the college some general feedback from the coaching sessions she observed before Christmas. She said the overall level of coaching  observed was excellent,  and all  the sessions were very well organised and run in a very efficient manner. Despite only their 4th week of coaching the game, a lot of the children were demonstrating very good Volleyball skills and were able to enjoy playing the game (even the younger age groups) – a testament to the good work done by the coaches over the previous sessions. The coaches displayed a wide range of very good coaching skills  and the use of demonstration was very evident in all sessions and the coaches were really attending to the kids as they were engaged in the activities – giving feedback, encouraging etc. What was really impressive was the level of enthusiasm displayed by the coaches, they all looked like they really enjoyed what they were doing and were coaching with confidence, the primary school kids pick up on this too and it helps create a good learning and fun atmosphere in the class. I think the coaches should be very proud of the great work they are doing & all that they have achieved so far. Keep it up! They are great ambassadors for the Course and indeed the school itself. It’s been a pleasure to work with the students, I hope they enjoyed the Volleyball Coaching Course and coaching SpikeBall in the schools and that I have helped them in some way on their path. Well done again to all involved and best of luck for the rest of the year. 

 

Aglish N.S. with coaches  from Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Maria Nieuwenhuizen and Timothy Mc Grath. Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Sport, Exercise and Coaching students completed their 5 week block of Spikeball (Volleyball) coaching in 7 primary schools throughout Waterford this week. The students coached over 1000 children each week. 

 

Whitechurch N.S., Ballinameela  with coaches from Coláiste Chathail Naofa : Stephen Ahearne, David Sweeney, Diarmuid Sheehan (Head Coach) and Keith Moroney. Colaiste Chathail Naofa, Sport, Exercise and Coaching students completed their 5 week block of Spikeball (Volleyball) coaching in 7 primary schools throughout Waterford this week. 

Rugby Coaching Course

In preparation for coaching rugby in local primary schools in January and February the Sport, Exercise and Coaching students took part in a Leprechaun Rugby coaching course. The course was delivered  by John O'Neill, Finbarr O'Regan, Amanda Greensmith, Brendan O'Connor and Jack Ryan from Munster Rugby. The 6 hour course was very beneficial in developing a understanding of Leprechaun and Tag Rugby. “The ethos of Mini and Leprechaun Rugby is to foster and develop young players (boys & girls) of all ability in the game of rugby in a safe, non-competition, enjoyable environment through activities which ensure progressive skill development for all participants in line with the IRFU LTPD (Long Term Player Development) pathway, Child Welfare Policy and Traditions of  Rugby Union”

 

Pictured above are the Sport, Exercise and Coaching students took part in a Leprechaun Rugby coaching course. The course was delivered  by John O'Neill, Finbarr O'Regan, Amanda Greensmith, Brendan O'Connor and Jack Ryan from Munster Rugby

 


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