Calling all coaches, The club will be running a Kick start 2 coaching course. This is a two day course broke in to two separate dates. Day one of the course will commence on Saturday 29th of September and the second day will be on Saturday 24th of November. To confirm your place or for more information, please contact John O’ Keeffe on 086-1630017 or e-mail him on

Kick Start / PDP 2


Course Name:

Kick Start / PDP 2


You must have successfully completed the Safeguarding 1 course be Garda Vetted and Kick Start / PDP 1.

Target Group:




Course Learning Outcomes:

Coaches will learn about the Player Development Plan and the development of players aged between 9-12 years. Coaches will develop through discussion, observation, identifying, listening, questioning, recording and feedback.
Coaches will plan, organise, implement and analyse their own coaching sessions.

Course Outline:

Theory –

  • The Way Forward – Player Development Plan
  • What is football?
  • Observation of the game
  • Planning training sessions
  • The Kick Start / PDP 2 Player
  • The Kick Start / PDP 2 Coach

Practical –

  • Technical practices
  • Attacking – Passing and control, dribbling and heading
  • Defending
  • Transition
  • Coaching practice