John Morrison: Baby steps to building skill

RECENTLY the Ulster Council High Performance director and his coaching officers, together with County Minor managers and significant others, highlighted at a meeting the need for much better teaching of the basic skills including using games to target, teach and deliver skills rather than using games for games sake.

Opening Shot: The rules, they are a changin’

BEFORE Christmas I got a sneak preview of some comparative statistical work being done by the writer of the Don’t Foul blog. It looks back over the past four years and shows both a game in transition and a game which remains remarkably consistent.

Steven Poacher: What to look out for in a coach

IN THE past few weeks we have heard of plenty of club managerial appointments around the province. We have even seen some clubs advertise in national newspapers looking for that elusive manager/coach for 2014.