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gaelicman

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Pre-Season Training
« on: December 08, 2006, 09:24:05 AM »
That dreaded time is nearly upon us already which is surprising as for alot of people the old season is'nt even finished.
What sort of training does your clubs participate in now? All gut busters or do they try to introduce some variety-if there is any???

dubnut

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 09:33:57 AM »
Ah jaysus let us enjoy christmas before scaring us with talk of pre-season!  >:(

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 09:37:57 AM »
think most players are afraid to take time off these days - well the serious inter county lads I know of

they might not be doing any team training, but they are in the gym

I think its good to get a bit of a rest, but also you can still have the odd organised kickaround.

I am trying to get a tournament up and running at our club for junior/minor players

lads of this standard/age need more and more football, it really brings them on in a way training cannot
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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 09:41:11 AM »
At the moment we are doing alternative training, just to maintain levels of fitness, the sort of stuff that lads wouldn't normally do during the season.
A bit of track work, not too much, some circuits and also ball games other thn gaelic. Indoor rugby, Olympic handball, 5-a-side and basketball. Plenty of variety, no mad pressure, just to make the starting back after Christmas easier.

gaelicman

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 09:43:15 AM »
Really isnt appealing at all.is there any way of making it more attractive.What do these well paid managers now do to bring it onto a more professional level?

gaelicman

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 09:44:52 AM »
My club doesnt have any indoor facilities at all.Would be great to have as it would make training alot more appealing to everyone.

dubnut

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 09:45:01 AM »
What do these well paid managers now do to bring it onto a more professional level?

Controversial allegations!

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006, 09:48:28 AM »
I have just come back from Australia and it was interesting to see that at the end of the season the club teams (not the big pro teams in Aussie Rules but the equivalent of a club side here) fitness tested their players at the end of the season and then designed individual off-season programmes for each player so that they could focus on their weak areas in the off-season and also make sure that everyone came back at about the same level as each other. I suppose it's a way of cutting out the "puking season" at the start of pre-season. It's all about maintaining a level of fitness, strength and very importantly  flexibility..
The fitness tests were quite in depth and took place the week that the season was over and had the usual stuff like the bleep test etc but also using timing gates and checking the 30 metre sprint as well as what you could lift and how high you could jump.

One lad told me that he did a bleep test with 250 guys in it. That's mad.

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006, 03:37:57 PM »
leaving amatuer players to do their own training doesn't work - majority of them won't do it

to really see improvements you'd need two supervised gym sessions per week for the whole squad.

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2006, 03:55:22 PM »
Good drinking session well soon have ye's all forgetting about pre-season. Let the nightmares begin

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2006, 04:23:55 PM »
abit of indoor soccer and the infrequent trip to the gym is about it for me.

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2006, 11:09:18 PM »
The Hill are taking an innovative approach in 06/07. They've managed to get their hands on an 8-set of old turf-nickers and breasting clogs. Even tonight as I look down the loanan they're out there now breasting away - four carrying creels to the shore and back again with 4 more waiting to bear the load. After a few pints the sleán is used to hurl a while such is the renewed interested in the small ball around the east.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: Pre-Season Training
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2006, 01:27:05 AM »
The only Hillian who could venture into the moss at the minute without going to the neck is Jim Mc Nally!