Messer’s clinic a hit with juniors
TOUCH FOOTBALL: Rohan Messer from the Sunshine Coast Touch Football Association visited Gayndah to provide a coaching clinic for juniors at the weekend.
The holiday coaching sessions were for players aged seven to 17 and consisted of skills and drills training designed to help juniors better understand and play the game, including playing around the ruck, passing, diving, scoring and defending.
Gayndah Touch Association president Stacey Duncan was thrilled to see touch associations from different regions working together.
“Players were shown the correct way to develop their skills,” Duncan said.
“It was a fun and positive approach to touch whilst learning at the same time,” she said.
After a rotation of drills players were broken into teams to end the day with some game play.
Grayden Smith received a water bottle as the coach’s award for the day.
Sixteen players attended the coaching clinic.
“It was good for the kids to get that sort of coaching,” Duncan said.
“The Sunshine Coast Touch Association co-ordinated the whole thing all I had to do was open up the club house for them and close it when it was over,” she said.
“The parents were able to come down and watch too.
“One of our coaches said it was good to see them come out here because it makes that affiliation between PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED touch associations worthwhile.
“We did ask them if they could come out earlier last year but they were too busy but we all hope now to keep doing this which again will be great for the kids.”
The kids who attended the clinic got a lot out of it, Duncan said.
“They got to have a bit more one-on-one time with the numbers as they were,” she said.
“I think it was a goodsized group for the coach to handle; anything more he’d have needed an extra coach.
“The kids came up at the end of the session and thanked him which you don’t often see kids do.”
One of our coaches said it was good to see them come out here because it makes that affiliation between touch associations worthwhile — Stacey Duncan
SKILLS TRAINING: Rohan Messer coaching the North Burnett juniors.