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coachpathwayMidleton FC places a great emphasis on the coaching of our young players. All our coaches are actively encouraged to attend coaching courses when possible. We have run KickStart 1 and KickStart 2 courses at the club, while a number of club coaches have attained Youth Certificate (Level 1) and UEFA B (Level 2) qualifications. Other specialist courses which our coaches have attended include goalkeeping, SAQ and First Aid courses.

FAI Coach PathwayIn 2001, the club produced a Technical Development Plan, which put in place a plan for the development of our young players into the future. As a result of the consultation process, a number of recommendations were made, and have since been put in place.

The aim of this section of the web-site is to further assist coaches to improve their coaching skills by providing guidance towards further coaching materials that may be available.

Coaching Structure
Following a review of club structures in 2008, the club appointed Leonard O'Driscoll and Martin Hurley as new Coaching Development Officers. The remit of these roles are to:

  • Improve the overall standard of coaching in the club of boys and girls
  • Set a standard coaching ethos within the club
  • Co-ordinate coaching courses and workshops for all club coaches
  • Provide assistance to coaches who are new to coaching kids
  • Encourage existing and past players to pass on their knowledge of the game to future generations


Martin co-ordinates coaching for the Academy (ages 5-10), while Leonard co-ordinates coaching for schoolboys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16. Both Martin and Leonard hold FAI/UEFA Level 1 coaching qualifications, and have been involved in coaching young players for a number of years. In addition to their current roles, Martin also coaches the current Midleton Under 13 team, while Leonard coaches the Cork Under 16 team.

Coaching workshops:
We regularly run short workshops with club coaches, covering specific topics, related to team organisation and coaching methods for kids teams. So far, we have run workshops on:

  • Pre game team warm-up routines
  • Organising defending and attacking corner kicks
  • The Coaching method
  • Coaching attacking principles of play
  • Coaching defensive principles of play
  • Team organisation for the 4-4-2 system
  • Team organisation for the 4-3-3 system
  • The benefits of Small Sided Games for player development


A set of notes was provided to coaches at each workshop. These notes supplement the Midleton FC Coaching Handbook, which each coach is provided with.

Recommended Coaching Reference Material:
While there are a huge number of coaching web-sites, books and DVDs out there, some are better than others. Below are links listings what we have referenced the most suitable of these, which we recommend our coaches to use.

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