We recently attended a Junior Development meeting hosted by Anna Grealish, the TI Munster regional development officer, to share ideas and experiences on how best to facilitate and develop junior sections of clubs in the region.
While we have always been keen to attract Children (8-13) and Youths (14-16) to the club, it has proved difficult to provide a consistent structure.
A new collaborative approach between clubs in the region has been agreed which will hopefully provide the critical mass, learning opportunities for parents and coaches, and fun environment for these groups to train and learn. We would also hope to extend this approach to the running of Children and Youth events.
Each club will host a training day, to which other clubs members can attend.
Predator TC will host the first regional event which will have a Bike skills focus at Kilcornan Clarenbridge, Co.Galway October 17th at 2PM. This training will be suitable for 8 to 15 year olds, with a road bike recomeneded for those 14-15yos.
Anyone interested in attending, please let us know, or if you are interest in future events or the Development of the Junior section of the Club please do get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Training events:
November 21st – Galway TC (venue tbc)
January – Ennis TC (Venue & date tbc)
February- Limerick TC (Swim focus – date tbc)
March – GoTri TC (tbc)