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Dublin GAA’s Director of Coaching, Gerard O’Connor, will present a webinar on the topic, ‘Transitioning from Defence to Attack’.
Dublin GAA’s Director of Coaching, Gerard O’Connor, will present a webinar on the topic, ‘Transitioning from Defence to Attack’.

Registration open for coaching webinar on transitioning from defence to attack


To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks.

The latest coaching webinar takes place this evening (Thursday April 9) at 7.30pm. Presented by Dublin GAA’s Director of Coaching, Gerard O’Connor, the topic is ‘Transitioning from Defence to Attack’.

Registration is still open for the event.

Topic: Transitioning from Defence to Attack

Your team has won possession of the ball in defence, your goal is to get the ball moving quickly towards the opponents goal as quickly as possible before the other team has done its job of marking or closing down your options. In transition, your players also need to react quickly, perceive where the spaces and opponents movement are, anticipate plays and make the runs and passes quickly:

The objectives of the training webinar is to offer coaches practical concepts on how to train transition:

  • Moving play quickly from defence to attack by having to look up to make quick decisions at all times, on & off the ball
  • Identify the principles of defence & attack.
  • Using the Analysis to help us is telling us.
  • Implementing the components of Tactical Transition
  • Demonstrate what good transition looks like in a game.
  • How to integrate this into your coaching practice

Presenter: Gerard O'Connor

Gerard hails from Co Tyrone has been involved in sports development for over 20 years and is currently working as the Director of Coaching within Dublin GAA where he is responsible for Coach education staff training and club development. He has coached and managed at every level from Nursery to Inter-county in both Football and Hurling.

Gerard has played a leading role in the development and delivery of the GAA Coach Education Programme at national level and is also a Master tutor with the Leinster Tutor group. Gerard is the author and contributor to a series of articles and books which are among some of the best coaching resources in the sport.

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