The Camogie Development Initiatives booklet contains the following programmes;
Mum and Me Programme
The aim of the course is to increase the involvement of parents helping out with underage coaching and to provide each participant with the proper coaching information and technique to coach the basic skills required to play the game.
This is a fitness programme for mothers combining camogie skills and circuits.The aim of this programme is to involve mothers in a club whose daughters may already be playing Camogie, but due to lack of knowledge etc, her mother may not be involved in any role for the club. By completing this programme we hope mothers would be more willing to be involved as a coach assistant or in an administrative role. This programme is a great social event for mothers and in urban areas it is especially successful in getting new people in the area involved in the club.
Come and Try It Day
This initiative can be rolled out to primary schools in an area where a camogie club already exists or where there is a newly established club. It is important if clubs are to maximise resources that the schools in their catchment area participates in Cumann na mBunscol competition. A good club school link programme will promote and ensure playing of the game in the school yard but also that these players play and attend training in their local club field.
Puck Around Town
All clubs in an urban area along with Camogie in general are promoted through the running of Come and Try it days at the same time on a particular chosen date at all GAA club venues in the city.
The aim of this day is to allow girls play and learn the game of Camogie in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. Go Games allows for girls to experience different playing positions and the structure of Go Games allows for the players to maximise the amount of touches of the ball plus play in multiple games.
Spórt agus Spraoi le Coláistí
This is aimed at increasing participation in the game and improving communications between secondary schools, local clubs and a 3rd level institute in the catchment area of schools.
To promote Camogie to girls over the summer months, this is a specific girls only camp and is a fantastic way of recruiting new members and also a good way of raising the profile of the Camogie Club in the community. Qualified coaches follow a camp template to ensure girls learn, improve and have fun in a safe and positive environment
Player lifestyle and performance Camps
This programme is open to all club camogie players of the 14 to 17 year old age group. It is aimed at improving player development, identifying how sport can improve a player’s lifestyle and career advancement. It also includes a discussion forum for the players that give an opportunity for them to have their views heard and also to find out how to retain these players in the long term within the sport. This is a more mature programme of player development for this age group and is more than just coaching at a camp. It can be run over a weekend or during the week.