Academies have become an integral part of the pathway to elite performance for GAA players. Academies have nurtured and developed young talent throughout the recent past. However like all great ideas, the concept of academy squads has developed and changed throughout its existence. These academies have changed from being driven mainly by competition to their current existence of being driven by player development. It is a credit to all involved in developing this player centered approach to the development of the stars of the future.
The vision for coaching academies is to “Provide Talented Players with the Opportunity to Train and Compete at a higher level”.
Coaching academies are sub-divided into Schools of Excellence (SoE) U14/15 years and Development Squads (DS) U16/17 years. The objectives for each groups are as follows:
Schools of Excellence – “Recruit and identify a maximum number of talented players to play with different players, learn new skills to demonstrate in a game environment”
Development Squads – “Provide the opportunity for an elite group of players to develop individually and as a team within the optimum environment for player development.
County Academy Squad Managers 2016/2017
If you would like to contact any of the managers below please make contact with one of our Games Development team first : You can do so by clicking here : Meet the Team
U13 – Gerry Moran
U-14 Bartley Reagan
U-15 James Shiels
U-16 Kevin Lyng
U-17 PJ Gethings / Adrian Morrissey
Celtic Challenge : Ger Lynch
U13 Gerry Moran
U-14 Turloch Lacey
U-15 Bartley Reagan
U-16 Peter Grannell
U17 Diarmuid Devaraux Jnr
Wexford Player Development Program Parents Information (Subject to Change)
U13 MODEL OG INFORMATION (Updated January 2017)
ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MOVEMENT TIMETABLE (UPDATED OCTOBER 2017)
ACADEMY SQUAD CAMP WEEK TIMETABLES (UPDATED MARCH 2017)