Plunketts Nursery Where Stars are Born
The purpose of the St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh nursery is to introduce all children between the ages of 4-7 to the games of Gaelic football & hurling in a fun, active and social setting. The nursery, for most, is their first chance to experience the atmosphere and excitement on a Saturday morning within the club.
The main aims of the nursery are:
To have FUN
To make lifelong friends
To increase participation levels of all children
To improve a child’s broad movement skills, through a variety of different games/exercises/activities, etc.
To encourage parents/guardians to get involved in coaching and play an active role in their child’s development
To encourage children to work together in a team environment
To teach children the rules of the game to prepare them for matches against other teams, called ‘Go Games’, once they leave the nursery
From a coaching point of view it is very important which skills of GAA we teach the children, but more importantly is that we coach the children themselves. To praise and encourage children constantly, for even the smallest positive, is invaluable! At this early stage of a child’s development the children are:
LEARNING TO PLAY, NOT, PLAYING TO LEARN!!
For coaches, parents and children alike, the nursery in St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh GAA club should be fun, enjoyable and light-hearted whilst still introducing the players to the skills and games of the GAA through a well-structured, positively coached training environment