Youth Development

Paudie Roche: 7 Tips for the New and Aspiring Strength & Conditioning Coach

A Growing Industry With over 6,000+ sports related graduates in the UK alone every year, strength & conditioning is now one of the fastest growing industries in both the UK & Ireland. An online search of the UKSCA website or [...]

By |2020-08-21T15:51:34+01:00August 21st, 2020|Youth Development, Athletic Performance, Opinion|

Preparing for the Senior Game – A Closer Look at the Physical Demands of Junior Rugby

In a previous piece, Setanta College graduate Annie McCarra MSc, examined the Physical Demands of Rugby Union, and the difference between the senior and junior game. In this article, Annie examines the demands of Junior Rugby in more detail. A [...]

The Physical Demands of Rugby Union: Analysing the Difference Between the Senior & Junior Game

The Evolution of Rugby Union When Rugby Union became professional in 1995 so too did the style of play, with players becoming bigger, stronger, and faster. This increase in physicality has influenced growing research on the science behind the sport, [...]

Greg Bennett: The Pre-Season Puzzle – How Do We Fit All The Pieces Together?

As coaches, how do we plan our training so that our teams get the most from it? This is a question many will have asked themselves as they plan their pre-season training periods. Many GAA and soccer pre-season schedules are [...]

Setanta Talks – featuring Robbie Cannon

In this episode of Setanta Talks, we chat to Fitness Trainer to Shane Lowry, Irish Amateur Close winner and S&C coach, Robbie Cannon. Dr. Liam chats to him about the little things that make it worthwhile for him as a [...]

Setanta Talks – featuring WBO European Champion, Davey Oliver Joyce

In this episode of Setanta Talks, we chat to WBO European Champion, Davey Oliver Joyce and get an insight into the life of a professional boxer. From the benefits of multi-sport participation at youth level to the importance of having [...]

A Four-Week Fundamental Motor Skill Intervention

Research Title: A four-week fundamental motor skill intervention improves motor skills in eight to 10-year-old Irish primary school children.  Introduction: Fundamental motor skills are important in the long-term development of children physically, socially and cognitively. [1] The Fundamental Movement Skills [...]

By |2019-06-20T13:03:47+01:00June 18th, 2019|Youth Development, Athletic Performance, Masters|