Killie coaches host Scottish FA CPD event at Rugby Park

Killie coaches host Scottish FA CPD event at Rugby Park

in #KillieStories May 24, 2018

Kilmarnock FC coaches hosted a special Scottish FA continuing professional development (CPD) event at Rugby Park.

Coaches from across Scotland watched presentations and sessions carried out on a daily basis by our talented Academy staff.

Academy Director Paul McDonald discussed all the recent changes in Kilmarnock’s infrastructure after securing Project Brave elite status.

Craig Clark, our U18s coach, ran through many aspects of the curriculum for players including small-sided games, individual programmes, passing with purpose as well as patterns and movement.

The audience then moved outside to the Rugby Park pitch as our Head of Children’s Programme Ross Black displayed a typical session with his 07 group, focusing on incisive runs and passing.

Our U16s side were on show next with James McHarg, our Head of Intermediate programme, leading a session on moving the ball quickly through parts of the pitch and the positional rotation which should follow.

The evening came to a close with a final demonstration based around winning the ball and how to transition into counter attack.

Killie legend Garry Hay, who works for the Scottish FA, said: “Thank you to Kilmarnock FC Academy Director Paul McDonald and his academy staff for sharing the club’s philosophy and training methods for the recent Scottish FA CPD event. Kilmarnock FC have a long history in developing players for first team level at Kilmarnock and beyond which I’m sure will go from strength to strength under the stewardship of Paul McDonald and his staff.

“The CPD events are invaluable to the Scottish FA because we believe it is important for the development of our game that all coaches can gain opportunities to improve their own learning which in turn can help improve our players and make the beautiful game that we all love the best it can possibly be.”

You can find out more about our Academy coaches and the work they are conducting for Project Brave.