Mungret Regional FC, the astro pitch was full of excitement for our under 8's. For some it was their first game. We invited Shelbourne FC to a joint training session.
The focus of this session was the adapting the new format for future games from the FAI development plan. For many of us it is new and positive step. It is going back to the way many of us played on the street and park, the players take control of the game.
The emphasis is letting the players play the game. Passing and playing the ball from defence. Both sets of players this morning, played their hearts out, adapted well to the game.
Coaches and parents are asked to refrain from shouting instructions from the sideline. Positive applause.
Let the players figure it out for themselves.
Let the kids play!