Hibernian Football Club once again opened their doors to grassroots clubs from across the South East Region as over 20 coaches from Quality Mark Clubs came along to watch a training session and put questions to Hibs' grassroots co-ordinator and youth coach, James McDonaugh.
Taking in the session were coaches from Haddington Athletic, Gala Football Club, Tranent Juniors, Musselburgh Windsor and Dunbar United Colts. The coaches watched James in action for an hour as he put the U10 players through their paces before having an opportunity to ask questions on the session, as well as the philosophies and training methods at Hibernian Football Club.
Scottish FA club development manager, David Drummond, commented: "Since our open evenings with both Hibs and Hearts just a few weeks ago, both clubs have opened the doors to coaches who are keen to develop and build relationships with them.
"James in particular has been very accommodating and has had numerous phone calls and emails, with over 60 coaches coming to watch sessions. We are keen to continue to build on the relationships that clubs are starting to develop with our senior clubs - this sharing of ideas can only be good for our game."
Mark Munro, Scottish FA South East Region regional manager said: “The key messages from the training session apply to all young players - training and practicing more often, working on technique and being creative. If the coaches who attended sessions over the past few weeks can start to encourage the young players back at their clubs to do that, then they can help to make sure these players reach their potential."
For more information on attending senior club training sessions, coaches should contact the Scottish FA’s South East Regional Office on 0131 667 8245.