Shinty Hour Update - Coaching

The theme for last weeks Shinty hour was coaching, and we had 22 coaches from all over the country online to discuss the topic. The session was led by regional development officer’s Rory MacKeachan and Paul MacArthur, with focus on facing and overcoming the challenges within clubs caused by the Covid – 19 lock down including, fitness, player retention, and engagement.

Many ideas and advice regards coaching and fitness were passed over to the coaches, as well as advice on taking care of their players, both mentally and physically during these testing times, with mental health considerations at the forefront of all the discussions. All the slides from the session can be found on our website under coaching.

As we start to get used to “the new normal”, Shinty, like many other aspects of life, will need to adapt and evolve our ways of working, and for the time being it seems that online sessions are the way forward. We are hoping that clubs will slowly start to take the lead on driving forward more localised coaching groups where ideas and best practice can be shared, with support and guidance from Regional Development Officers. If your club would like to be involved in online regional coaching groups, tasked with sharing coaching ideas and advice, around training, tactics, player engagement etc. then please get in touch with your Regional Development Officer.

All slides and supporting information will be emailed out to all clubs, as well as coaches who logged in to the meeting.

Many thanks as always go to MOWI Scotland who are sponsoring our Shinty Hour series, and a reminder that they are bringing another session to us tonight. The theme tonight is officials, and anyone who would like to join the video meeting should please register with National Development Manager Graham Cormack on . He will e-mail you a personal link and support information for ‘Microsoft Teams’. To ensure the integrity of the meeting it is important that the link is not shared with anyone who has not registered. 

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