Under 15

Under 15 should be the second step that counties initiate after they have under 13 academy structures in place. The aim of the under 15 academies is to prepare players for under 16 county level the following year and ensure all players return as higher quality players to their clubs regardless of selection on county teams. Drop out is high at this age group so it is essential to have quality sessions available to all players.

 

Role of Under 15 Development Academy

  • Identify Talent
  • Build Confidence
  • Team Development
  • Further Education
  • Building Team Cohesion/Spirit
  • Competition Preparation
  • Specific Training

 

Proposed Under 15 Squad Structure

 

Session 1: Outline and Skill Assessment or Outline and Coaching Session 1
Session 2: Coaching Session 1 or Coaching Session 2
Session 3: Coaching Session 2 or Coaching Session 3
Session 4: INTERNAL COUNTY BLITZ
Session 5: Coaching Session 3 or Coaching Session 4
Session 6: Coaching Session 4 or Coaching Session 5
Session 7: Coaching Session 5 or Coaching Session 6
Session 8: INTERCOUNTY BLITZ WITH NEIGHBOURING COUNTY
Session 9: Skills Assessment/ Review Programme or Coaching Session 7
Session 10: PROVINCIAL BLITZ  OR REGIONAL BLITZ