NEXT Saturday we have an opportunity to see our Under 17 players in action as the Jeremiah Kerins Munster Under 17 Football Tournament takes place.
This is a vital tournament for our young players who will play Minor with their Clubs, Districts and County in 2013. Come out and Support our Kerry team on Saturday and you will see our future Kingdom Stars in action. Once again the Tournament is kindly sponsored by Larkins Restaurant Milltown and the program of games is as follows: The two Semi Finals will take place at 12 noon (30 minutes a half) Kildare V Kerry in Milltown/Castlemaine@12pm Mayo V Cork in Listry @12 pm.
The two winners will play in the Cup Final at 2.15pm in Milltown/Castlemaine with the other 2 teams playing in the shield final at 2.15 in Listry. Links THIS is the time of the year for the club coaching officer to strengthen their links with our local schools. All the schools are back and it is vital that our club coaching officer forge close links with the local national and secondary schools to monitor the participation and progress of all the club's players within the schools' system. The coaching officer will help co-ordinate a balanced programme of training, rest and games between school and club activities.
The club coaching officer will have a key role in ensuring that players are afforded adequate rest and recovery periods between training sessions and have appropriate diagnosis and treatment of injuries. The officer should also mediate between the variety of team coaches that young players find themselves working with. Most importantly in today's climate the club coaching officer, with his committee, should monitor the progress of all players so that they are not subjected to an over intensive programme.