Coaching Tips
  1. Always plan sessions ahead in advance.
  2. Always make sure all footballs/sliotars are on the ground or in front of you when you are speaking to the group to achieve full attention.
  3. Keep all instructions short and precise. No rambling, children will lose focus.
  4. Use the IDEA method. (Introduce,Demonstrate,Execute,Attend). A child remembers more of what they see rather than what they hear.
  5. Keep your head up and speak loud and clear to the whole group while using your body language to assert yourself.
  6. Fill your sessions with encouragement. Children will learn more in a positive environment. Always find a way to compliment every child within your group.
  7. If a drill is not working for you - change it!! Have the confidence to say "lets try something different".
  8. Most important - HAVE FUN. If you are having fun that will always transfer to the children which will make for a great training session.

What size hurley should you use?

Using the incorrect hurley will affect your playing skill by up to 50%, to measure a hurley, stand up straight, stand the hurley up alongside your leg and up to your waist. Straighten your arm down over the hurley. The correct size hurley is where the butt (end) of the hurley is in line with your wrist bone.

For faster, more effective improvement of your skills, and control of the sliotar, use the correct hurley size or even one slightly shorter.

Children need small light hurleys with a thin grip section. Imagine an adult playing with a huge hurley!! 

Lock position
#2 Ready position

Using the Hurling Wall?
Some simple drills you can do at the hurling wall

Online Hurling Game

Why practice ground hurling??
To score wonder goals... thats why!!

Want to practice in your back garden??
Herb Portable Hurling Wall
Hurling Rebounder Net
The Hurley Master

Correct Hurley Sizing.
Hurley should be up as far as wrist bone (not the hip)