Bray Emmets Academy Update

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Football and Hurling/CamogieAcademy, for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 10 years, takes place every Saturday morning between 10am and 12md. We are having another registration day next Saturday 16th October in Emmet Park on Old Connaught Avenue between 10am and 10.30am. Just come along to Emmet Park next Saturday and check out our Academy facilities.We will provide coaching for all the boys and girls in a safe and friendly environment.

Club Shop

The Club Shop will be open Monday 18th October from 6.30 - 7.30pm to facilitate anyone who can not get there Saturday mornings Look forward to seeing you.

Bray Emmets Academy

Bray Emmets Academy: We are asking parents of all young players past and present to give back any of their unused helmets back to the academy. They will be put to good use for all new players starting in the academy over the next couple of years.

Reminder to all 2002/2003 group that hurling training will continue in St Cronans at 3.00 every Wednesday, please bring hurley, helmet and wet gear as training is outdoors and continues regardless of weather.


Bray Emmets Academy

Bray Emmets Academy caters for the youngest children in the club, from 5-8 years. The Academy year runs from September to June to tie in with the school year. Children who have turned five or who will do so before the end of the calendar year are eligible to become members of our Academy. The Academy welcomes boys and girls equally and all children play both Hurling and Gaelic Football. We will be using the All-Weather Pitch at our Club Grounds in Old Conna for the entire season.

The emphasis in the first year is on developing the children's general physical abilities with emphasis on the ABCs (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination). The following years place more emphasis on the particular skills of Hurling and Gaelic Football to prepare the children to take part in the interclub leagues which start at Under 8.

Our priority is always to cater for the physical and social development of our children in a fun and safe environment.

We have been registering children for the last few weeks on Saturday mornings and will have a final registration day on Saturday 9th October. Registration is Mandatory for all age groups. We have 3 age groups, Children born in 2003, 2004 and 2005/06. All three years run their sessions from 10.00 - 12.00. Children are welcome to register your child during the year. Contact any of the coaches on a Saturday morning, have a look at what we do and if you are still interested have a word with one of us when the session is over.

We get great support from the club, however we depend essentially on the parents of the Academy to run the Academy. All parents are expected to help out in some way on Saturday mornings or in some support role. We are not a 'drop-and-go' service. Most of us parents have had no prior experience of G.A.A. but we get stuck in and we learn from our mistakes. The club also organises workshops to prepare us for training the children.

Please ensure:

  • Your child has appropriate clothing, footwear and a drink. Hats and sleeveless jackets are going to be needed soon.
  • Your child is on time, it's better for them to get the most out of the games / skills development and you will appreciate it is difficult to interrupt an ongoing game with late arrivals.
  • Your child has very well tied laces - coaches love Velcro!

Academy Breaks

There will be no Academy Coaching on the following Saturday's

  • October 23rd & 30th Mid Term Break
  • December 18th & 25th, January 1st & 8th         Christmas Break
  • February 26th Mid Term Break
  • March 19th St. Patrick's Weekend
  • April 23rd & 30th Easter Holidays
  • June 4th June Bank Holiday
  • June 25th 2011 will be the last day of Academy


If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to speak to one of the coaches.  Thank you