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- Pod 1 (Under 6 Hurling)
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Welcome to Pod 1 Coaching Material. 

Hurling Skills and Games

Under 6


The Grip
     Grip Technique - Coaching Points​
     Basic Grip Exercise​ - Exercise
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The Swing​
      Hitting the Tyre - Exercise​ - Exercise
      Imaginary Strike - Exercise
      Grip and Swing Skillcard - Coaching Points​

The Ground Stroke
      Ground Strike Technique - Coaching Points​
      Common Errors - Coaching Points​

      Hitting the Tyre in Pairs - Exercise​ - Exercise
      Striking in Pairs - Exercise​
      Accurate Striking in Pairs - Exercise​
      Golf Goals - Game/Race/Exercise​
      Four Goal Game - Conditioned Game​
     Ground Stroke Skillcard - Coaching Points​


The Belly (or Chest) Catch
     Chest Catch Skillcard - Coaching Points​
     Chest Catch Technique - Coaching Points
     Common Errors - Coaching Points​​

     Partner Catch - Exercise​
     Toss and Catch - Exercise​
     Move to Catch - Exercise​
     Beat the Circle - Race/Exercise​
     Keep Ball - Game​
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The Ground Block - Blocking the Ball
     Stopping a Ground Ball Skillcard - Coaching Points​
     Stopping a Ground Ball Technique - Coaching Points
     Common Errors - Coaching Points​​

     Roll and Block Partners - Exercise​
     Run to Block - Exercise​
     Turn and Block - Exercise​
     Piggy in the Middle - Game​
     Pass the Guards  - Game​

The Ground Block - Tackling​​
     Frontal Ground Block Skillcard - Coaching Points​
     Frontal Ground Block Technique - Coaching Points
     Common Errors - Coaching Points​​

     Imaginary Block - Exercise​
     Coach Block - Exercise​
     Partner Block - Exercise​
     Defend the Cone - Game/Exercise​
     Skill Point Game - Game​

The Dribble
     The Dribble Skillcard - Coaching Points​
     The Dribble Technique​ - Coaching Points
     Common Errors - Coaching Points​

     Dribble Around the Cone - Exercise
     The Tussle - Game/Exercise​
     Fill the Circle - Game/Exercise​
     Possession Dribble - Game/Exercise​
     Dribble and Score - Game​

The Lift
     Roll Lift  
     Roll Lift Skillcard - Coaching Points​​
     Roll Lift Technique - Coaching Points
     Common Errors - Coaching Points​​

     Standing Jab Lift (use Roll Lift Stance)​​


​     Jab Lift Skillcard
- Coaching Points​
     Jab Lift Technique - Coaching Points
     Common Errors - Coaching Points​
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​       These games/exercises are for Roll Lift, but can be applied to Jab Lift Also...​ 

     Lift and Move - Exercise​
     Count the Lifts - Exercise​
     Musical Chairs - Game/Exercise​
     Grid Swap - Game​

 
How do I use this page?

These overviews, exercises and games are simply ideas for you, as coach, to use in your Hurling Skills Sessions for Pod 1 Children. The games and exercises are grouped according to the aims for each Pod in the Newport Coaching and Games DEvelopment Plan. Of course, should you feel you need to reach into an age group above or below, due to the progress of your group, please feel free to do so. All drills are aligned with the Newport Coaching and Games Development Plan, so feel free to pick and choose ones which work for you.