Brummie and GB captain Daniel “Colonel” Furnell travelled to Dublin to run a two day coaching and playing clinic; we worked with a small group interested in improving their coaching skills, as well as running a more traditional skills clinic. After some basic drills, our coaches were then tasked with leading delivery of drills themselves.
Some quotes from those who attended:
“If this was to ever happen again I’d be the first to sign up. It’s great to have a new set of eyes look at players in Irish Ultimate and get us all to learn new techniques and tactics. I feel I’ve learnt more in two days than 4-5 months of training sessions, and I’m glad that myself and other players can go back to their respective clubs and colleges with what they’ve taken in.”
“The weekend was fantastic. It should definitely be run again if possible and there should be a lot more hype about it. I don’t know anyone that didn’t enjoy it or learn something really useful from it”
“I thought the skills clinic was excellent, really benefited from it. I definitely think you should do it again. … The GB lads ran really good drills, explained them well and when they had the coaches running things I thought they did a great job too. … I can only see Irish Ultimate benefitting from this in the future”