Work continues on the new training grounds in Knockdoemore with the development committee keen to progress this to the next level. These new training grounds along with the upgrade of existing facilities in Lakeview will be an excellent Club and Community facility on completion.
Club registration for 2010 is Thursday 25th February 2010 at the Clubhouse in Claregalway. All members new and old are invited to attend from 6pm to 9pm. Please make every effort to attend on the evening.
The Clubs Coaching Committee recently launched a Coaching Manual for all Club Coaches. The aim is to develop the Clubs success particularly at Minor and Senior Level while maintaining a high standard of coaching. The main objective of the Coaching Committee that produced this manual is to ensure that each player receives excellent coaching to develop their core skills and to promote the ongoing development and retention of footballers in the Club from U8 right up to Senior level. Another function of the Committee is to encourage integration between the senior players with other teams in the Club particularly at junior level.
A lot of work has gone into this manual and all club Coaches are encouraged to use it in the coming season. If you would like a copy contact Alan Moran 086 668 1556.
The first Club Event following the publication of this Manual is a Talk on Diet and Nutrition for Coaches, Parents and Players on Friday 26th February at 7:30 in the Claregalway Hotel. All players from the age of 12 and upwards are asked to attend and the talk will include what players should be eating before, during and after games and will be presented by Nutritionist, Margaret Byrne who has extensive experience in sports nutrition. Please contact Alan Moran for further information or any of the Club Coaches.
The next event on the coaching calendar is a practical Coaching Session for all coaches at the Club grounds on Saturday 20th March at 10am.
U-14 Girls have a trip to Dublin this Saturday 20th February to compete in a blitz in St Endas Ballyboden. Following the U14 squads huge success in 2009, they will be competing against three very strong teams in the Blitz which is an annual event. The Club wishes them every success. All players to be at Clubhouse at 9am.
Indoor training continues every Monday evenings at 6:30 for all U-14/16 players. Indoor Training for U-12 Girls takes place in Carnmore Centre on Sunday mornings at 10am. Good luck to all Club players attending the County trials at U-14,U-16 and Minor.
The Senior Team drew Salthill in the first round of the Claregalway Hotel County Senior Championship.