The final national team training session before the Euros 2014 in Italy takes place this Saturday April 19th in Limerick.
Venue: Milford National School, Castletroy, Limerick
9:30 - Arrival, payments, mats
10:00 - Senior pattern, Junior Sparring
11:45 - Junior pattern, Senior sparring
13:15 - Lunch
13:45 - Team Pattern
15:45 - Tidy up and finish
The ITA Board of Directors would like to wish the ITF Ireland National Team the very best as they depart on Tuesday April 22nd for the Euros in Riccione, Italy. It is 10 years since the Irish Team travelled to the same venue for the junior world championships in 2004 and we are very pleased to say that in that decade Irish Taekwon-Do has continued to make such positive strides forward and the success of our National Association and the National Team has grown year on year. We wish our athletes, coaches, umpires, supporters and officials all the very best for the campaign ahead.
For a full list of the squad and all divisions follow this link: http://euro2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php
The 2014 ITA Dublin Open took place in the National Basketball Arena, Dublin on the weekend of the 5th & 6th of April. The tournament was made up of 621 competitors from Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Canada, Czech Republic and Italy. The tournament began on Saturday with competitors aged 14 – 17 and seniors competing across 6 rings in patterns, sparring, special technique and power-test. There was very high standard on the floor with many World & European champions and established competitors including Hong Looi, Louise McCagh, Luke Woods, Stephen Ryan, Gilles Brown & Dylan Fitzgibbon.
Please see below schedule for National Team Training this weekend in North Mon AG, Cork. A reminder that this is the final weekend for payment and all outstanding balances need to be paid at this session, email email@example.com with any queries. All squad members in Secondary School are being provided with a letter from national team management to explain your absence from school due to your national team representation in Italy, if any seniors need a similar letter for work please let us know.
09:30 - 10:00 Arrive, assist with set up, pay fees
10:00 - 12:00 Team pattern ALL COACHES (Primarily AB, SR, LL but all coaches to be present in order to coordinate roles in sparring and mobility sessions)
12:00 - 13:30 Senior sparring and junior individual pattern SC, DS, PK Sparring \\ LL, AB, SR Pattern (recovery from defensive side kick or back kick, avoiding travelling, conditioned spars)
14:00 - 15:30 Junior sparring and senior individual pattern SC, PK, Sparring \\ AB, DS Pattern (recovery from defensive side kick or back kick, avoiding travelling, conditioned spars)
15:30 - 16:00 Anti Doping Education and Junior Female Team Special (ISC Anti Doping under the supervision of Sabina Mason, all to attend. Need to determine individual and team places for special. AB to lead)
09:45 - 10:00 Arrive and warm up
10:00 - 11:30 All groups sparring ALL COACHES (AB, SR, LL planning, conditioned spars with mixed sizes, tempo control)
11:45 - 13:15 Team Pattern AB, SR, LL and mobility session (30-45mins) SC, PK, DS (Active recovery and prehab mobility session)
13:45 - 15:15 Senior sparring and junior individual pattern SC, DS, PK Sparring \\ LL, AB, SR Pattern (building on initial attack, primary attacks and secondary attacks, creating warnings/potential, conditioned spars)
15:15 - 16:30 Junior sparring and senior individual pattern SC, PK, Sparring \\ AB, DS Pattern (building on initial attack, primary attacks and secondary attacks, creating warnings/potential, conditioned spars)