Newport GAA
Coaching Material Repository
- Pod 1 (Under 7 Hurling)
 
Welcome to Pod 1 Coaching Material. 

Hurling Skills and Games

Under 7

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The Lift
Running Jab Lift
Running Jab Lift Exercises can be the same as the standing lift Exercises at U6, but executed while moving.​       

   Jab Lift Skillcard - Coaching Points​
   Jab Lift Technique - Coaching Points
   Common Errors - Coaching Points​​

       These games/exercises are for Roll Lift, but can be applied to running jab lift by effecting the lift while moving.
   Lift and Move - Exercise​
  Count the Lifts - Exercise​
  Musical Chairs - Game/Exercise​
  Grid Swap - Game​


​Running Ground Strike
  Running Ground Strike Technique - Coaching Points​
  Common Errors - Coaching Points​
  Tyres on the Run - Exercise​
  Strike 1,2,3 - Exercise​
  Ground Strike Rounders - Game​

  

Frontal Block
  Frontal Block Skillcard - Coaching Points​
  Frontal Block Technique - Coaching Points
  Common Errors - Coaching Points​​
  Imaginary Block - Exercise​
  Coach Block - Exercise​
  Partner Block - Exercise​
  Grid Block - Game​

Claw Catch
   Overhead Catch Skillcard - Coaching Points​. For this age group, don't worry about leaving the ground.
   Overhead ​ Catch Technique - Coaching Points
   Common Errors - Coaching Points​
   Partner Catch ​ - Exercise
   Move to Catch - Exercise​
   Skill Point Game - Game​
   Common Errors - Coaching Points​
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​​​Strike from the Hand​​​​​​​
   Strike from the hand Skillcard - Coaching Points​
   Strike from the hand Technique - Coaching Points​​
   Striking in Pairs - Exercise​
   Hit the Cones - Game​
   Skill Point Game - Game​
   Common Errors - Coaching Points​

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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.