WNL U17 clubs to avail of expert insight
Over a nine-week period, managers & staff involved with Ireland Women's international teams will host webinars on specific topics aimed at giving WNL U17 coaches more insight to areas of the game.
From creating a High Performance culture to the coaching of goalkeeping techniques, the webinars will be tailored around areas that affect all WNL U17 clubs and will provide them with superb insights ahead of the 2020 season kicking off.
FAI Head of Women's Football Sue Ronan said: "It is hugely important for all coaches to use this time to enhance their knowledge of the game. While we may not be able to get onto the training pitch just yet, we can still learn as coaches and that is the purpose of this webinar series to facilitate those working with Women's National Under-17 League clubs.
"There are some fantastic speakers lined up, including Republic of Ireland Women's Senior Team Manager Vera Pauw, and each of the coaches who participate in these webinars is bound to soak up a lot of knowledge and good tips from those who are working directly in the development of women's football."
Participants will have a deadline to submit questions to the guest speakers ahead of each webinar and they can gain up to three hours CPD from assignments that will be set out.
Plans are being made for a similar webinar series for Women's National League clubs.
May 25: Player Identification, High Performance Culture, and Player Position Descriptions
June 1: International Match-Day - Ireland WU17 Head Coach James Scott
June 8: Pre-Season Planning, Player Loading, and Players - FAI Head of Football & Science Dan Horan
June 15: Relationship between Head Coach & Performance Analyst - Ireland WU19 Head Coach Dave Connell & Performance Analyst Keith O'Halloran
June 22: Goalkeeping - Pat Behan, Dave Rooney & Scott Gaynor
June 29: Player Pathway - Ireland WU15 Head Coach Richard Berkeley
July 6: FAI Head of Women's Football Sue Ronan
July 13: Ireland WNT Manager Vera Pauw