Steven Poacher

Steven Poacher – Improving ball skills

Steven Poacher says a ball and a wall helps to improve  a lot of a player's skills

Steven Poacher says a ball and a wall helps to improve a lot of a player’s skills

Steven Poacher has emphasised the need for coaches to get a ball in the hands of their players as much as possible.

“When Slaughtneil played St Vincent’s in the All-Ireland semi-final the St Vincent’s players warmed up in a drill incorporating two balls per player.

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“When you consider the average player touches the ball during the game approximately 16 times and maybe only for 25 seconds it emphasises the need for all your touches in the game to be of a seriously high quality.

“I always encourage our youngsters in school to find a wall and a ball, it’s all they need to practice their kicking, hand-passing, striking left and right, and all the while improving their first touch on the rebound, all the while refining their hand-eye coordination.”

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