On October 14, Colm Egan from the NACB came down from Chicago to give us some training. Colm was on the Tipperary All-Ireland Championship team from 1989 and is currently giving clinics on training for hurling.
Colm lead us on some warm up drills then on some possession drills. Indy Hurling came out in force with over 30 showing up for practice.
A couple of the major points that Colm made was even though we don't have the same skill level as the Seniors playing in the All-Irelands, we do the same drills as they do. Of course they do them a bit faster and more accurately, but they are the exact same drills. The other major point he made was getting as many touches as possible in a practice, even during the warm-up drills get a lot of touches in. The more touches you have the better you're going to get.
Colm promised to stop by again in the Spring. We REALLY appreciate him taking the time out of his schedule to drive down and we look forward to continuing to work with him.