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Gaelic Football
Gaelic football | LGFA: | Passing, Hands, Feet. | Scoring: Hands Feet. | Catching| Ball control | Moving ball pick up.
Catching: above head, chest, body, full over head extension, lower body catch. Kicking: Punt kick, Instep, Outside foot, Off Laces, ground kicks. Hand Pass. forward pass, across body pass, reverse pass. Game simulations: Breaking ball, laying ball of, first touch, soloing and kick, various kick angles, first to ball, ball flight, anticipation, high catch, kick outs, catch and turn, etc, etc
Benefits: Scoring, passing, game enjoyment, Isolate weak areas, focus, Discover dominant side strengths versus less dominate side weakness, incorporate technical skills into match play simulations with SkillMaster®
Soccer: Passing | Scoring | ball return control | Heading | Throw-ins
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Hurling | Camogie
Hurling | Camogie: Passing, Hurl, hand, feet | Scoring: Hurl, Hand, Kick | | Catching| Sliotar control | Sliotar pick up.
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Rugby: Passing | Catching | Kicking | Positions Specific: Lineout Throws, Lineout catches, Jump timing, passing from ruck, conversion kicking, penalty process
General skills -
Passing - Punch pass, Pop pass, Spin pass, End over End pass, Single hand offload. Looping distance pass.
Catching - high overhead field, high catch to chest, high chest catches with turn, 1 v 1 fielding exercises. Restart fielding.
Kicking - chip, punt, spiral, grubber kick against low net, Garryowen kick over net. Drop kick
Position specific:
Hooker - lineout throws using target holes, varying distances, varying targets.
Lineout jumper - catching from lineout. Jump Timing.
Scrum half - passing from ruck, maintaining low height through pass. Garryowen
Kicker - conversion/penalty kick process
Benefits: skill repetitions, multi directional rebounding allows players to develop reaction skills, game-based activity to stimulate learning, safe environment to develop both sides of body.
SkillMaster® is The Kick Company’s first step in a journey to work with parents, coaches, and players of all ages, to bring more enjoyment to the skills of their chosen game.

Skills Improve Your Game

The Kick Company exists to assist players in sharpening their abilities, improving their game, and training them to become the best player they can be! The Kick Company’s move to bring quality ball skills practice equipment to parents, coaches, and players of all ages in the quest to uncover the untapped potential in sports communities to make a profound difference to increase sports participation with SkillMaster ®, lets Coach Players as Players.

SkillMaster brings pro-level skills practice to all players at any point of their development at home, school, or club.

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Coach Players as Players.

SkillMaster® is designed to ramp up skills practice to go through the gears and get player confidence and pace up to speed.  Coach Players as Players. Hit the ground running in matchplay, no player should be second-guessing themselves on the ball. We must find ways to get them on the ball more. Coaches are leaders. Let’s Coach Skills, Out on the field, One, to One Rip the lid off their potential.

Coaches Improve Players.

Game tactics evolve with greater skill quality. Quicker responses and execution results in decreased hesitation in player decision-making and in of the ball movement. Fluency in Skills is an underserved area of Player development and is mostly inherent in players’ own input and collective influence.

So let’s be patient Coach. There is no Overnight Success.

According to Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour concept, we must apply ourselves to a task for 10,000 hours in order to master it. That calculates up to 2.75 hours every day for 365 days a year for ten years. Ok? So let us be patient with our players. Coaches develop their players through meaningful practice. Our role is to assist them in figuring it out and developing a constructive and long-term approach to their game. By contributing and using clever practice tactics, we can condense that 10,000 hours and create an immersive experience. Our job? Is to assist them in reducing the time by creating an immersive setting, experience, and excellent communication to foster trust between player and coach. Play becomes more joyful as a result of the benefit of collaborative information exchange, which removes junk practice.

Living in an environment conducive to sports participation outside of organized activities contributes to finding new skills. Hyper-selection should take place later. Identification with a group or the action itself provides motivation.
Participation and play foster perseverance and persistence in later life. Working in groups fosters empathy, communication, and discipline in individuals.

We created SkillMaster®  to engage in these ideals. High-level high intensity skills training in any training space, for easy access for hours of practice and enjoyment!

Encourage Players to Play.

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SkillMaster® at Home
  • Enjoying Ball Skills Development Influences Physical Activity at Home.
  • Bring high-intensity skills work to your backyard.
  • Suitable for grass or hard ground, in any space.
  • Replicate GamePlay speeds at home.
  • Protect home property from damage.
  • Playing Styles are personal and acquired over time.
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SkillMaster® in Clubs & Schools
  • Build a Ball-Wall or SkillsZone in your club/school.
  • Skillmaster® is great for individuals or small groups in team preparation or PE classes.
  • Integrate SkillMaster® into School Recreational Areas.
  • Creative Coaching of Ball Skills Play.
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  • Use SkillMaster as a 1-on-1 coaching device.
  • Integrate SkillMaster® into team training sessions.
  • Players can then replicate team sessions at home with their own SkillMaster®.
  • Replicate match play speeds and intensity while remaining focused on core skills.
  • Increase touches on the ball.
  • Coach Player’s appreciation of movement approach and execution of skills with the ball.

SkillMaster® Ball Rebounder by The Kick Company. Supporting parents, coaches, and players of all ages, to get more from Ball Skills Practice. We are Pro-Player development and acknowledge their need to get more focus on game skills development.