Clane GAA is a club for children, young players and their parents. Without parent support and involvement there is simply no club. We understand the importance of parents engaging themselves in the club. Therefore, it is vital that the club provides the parents with a clear and transparent picture as to how the club operates, hence the rationale for producing this document before us today.
If we only see children as players, then we will view the family separate from the club. By this, we mean that the family is expected to do its job and leave the Gaelic games education solely to the club. If the club sees the young players as children, then it is possible to see both family and club as partners in the child’s learning and development. Importantly we know from experience that the coach and the parent are often the same person in many grassroots clubs
As many players as possible, as long as possible, in the best environment possible. – Participation, performance & personal development.
Above all we need a commitment to learning and development!