Under 17

Under 17 is the final level added to our county development academy activity. The aim of the under 17 academies is to prepare players for minor and adult county level the following years and provide players with the opportunity to train and participate at a higher level.


Roles of Under 17 Development Academy


  • Identify Talent
  • Build Confidence
  • Individual &Team Development
  • Further Education
  • Building Team Cohesion/Confidence
  • Competition Preparation
  • Tactical Training
  • Discipline

Overview of Under 17 Proposed Structure


                       Information Session         Practical Session

Session 1:
Setting The Scene/ Rest and Recovery
Assessment: T-drill/ 45m Sprint/ Skills tests
Session 2:
Hydration and Nutrition
Kicking for Possession/ Attacking Play
Session 3:
Injury Management and Prevention
Ball Retention / Defensive Play & Decision Making
Session 4:
Core Stability                                         ShortGame/Creating
                                                                   Scoring Opportunities
Session 5:
Physical Preparation
Tackle & Block/ Timing of Skills
Session 6:
Mental Skills & Mental Fitness
Supporting Player on the Ball/ Kicking for Scores
Session 7:


Information Sessions


Specialists provide the talk for each individual information session and these are given in the county pack to co-ordinators on a DVD. The presenters are as follows and contact details provided:

Setting The Scene LGFA National Development Officers
Nutrition & Hydration Patricia Marmion (MSc. BSc)patriciamarmion@hotmail.comTel:: 0861527717
Injury Management & Prevention Aoife Lawlor (Chartered Physiotherapist & Sports Scientist)edenderryphysiotherapy@gmail.com
Core Training Eddie Smith (Athletic Development)www.athleticdevelopment.ie
Physicial Preparation Robbie Bourke (Ultimate Performance)robbie.ultimateperformance@gmail.com
Mental Skills & Fitness Ciara Losty (Lecturer Sport & Exercise Psychology, WIT)closty@wit.ieTel: 051302160