I was delighted to commence another round of athletic development training with the 11 to 17 year olds from Michael Cusacks GAA club in Galway this week.

The focus of this programme is on good movement, speed, agility, balance and co-ordination. Sessions consist of running technique exercises, speed drills, foot work, mobility and balance work – with the older age groups also undertaking plyometrics, core stability training and medicine ball exercises.

Having completed two similar blocks with this group in the past 12 months, it is brilliant to observe the improvements which the children and teenagers are making.