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Tennis Coach Ireland National Conference

Tennis Coach IrelandTennis Coach Ireland National Conference
National Tennis Centre,
Dublin City University, Sept 28th.

This will be an “on-court” event, with practical presentations from the main speaker Kris Soutar on subjects ranging from coordination to footwork to mental aspects of tennis.

Kris will provide delegates with new and exciting ideas that they can use on court the next day, to make their own coaching as efficient and effective as possible. The Conference carries 75 points under the 2014 Continuous Professional Development Programme.

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Extra PE cash is having positive effect

Youth RugbyChildren in nine out of 10 primary schools in England are getting better PE lessons thanks to new sport funding, suggests research for the government.

Researchers asked more than 500 schools how they were spending the government’s £150m-a-year PE and Sport Premium.

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Learn the attacking skills of football’s elite

One of the keys to success in football is having solid, well-rounded attacking skills.

In modern football all 10 outfield players, not just the strikers, need to be proficient in attacking play.

Obviously strikers must master the technical and tactical skills involved in putting the ball into the back of the net.

However, defenders must also be willing and able to move forward and join in attacks and even goalkeepers must know how to launch and coordinate a counter attack.

In Attacking Soccer, editor Jay Miller has assembled a panel of experts who have divulged their favourite drills to enable any coach to pass on the attacking skills used with elite players.

Normal Price £16.99 l €22.10
HK Rewards Members’ Price £13.59 l €17.68

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Play boosts children’s all round development

ChildsplayA new study supports the view that play helps boost children’s language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning.

The report, the Play Return, was produced for the Children’s Play Policy Forum and found play improved children’s physical and mental health, as well as their emotional well-being.

It also found playtime in the school playground could enhance academic skills and attitudes and behaviour.

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Jobs for the Girls – or else

Helen Grant Football, rugby and cricket could all face cuts in government funding if their governing bodies fail to appoint more female directors, according to sports minister Helen Grant.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, her first since being promoted to what she still describes as “the best job in Government”, she made it clear that getting more women into decision-making roles was a top priority.

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