Play Irish Hurling!
Intro skills classes for children 4-17 years old in Penfield!
Learn to play the ancient sport of Hurling! Described as “the fastest game on grass,” hurling has been played in Ireland for at least 4,000 years. It is now one of the fastest growing sports in America with new clubs sprouting up everywhere, including here in Rochester. Combining the skills learned playing lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, and baseball, hurling is a full body workout. Come learn the basic skills that it takes to begin playing the game. This four session class lays the foundation on which to build your skills in order to play the game of hurling.
*If you are interested in having your kids play, but the program times and dates don’t work for you, please email me at ProgressiveEarlyLearning@gmail.com so that I can coordinate this program to get everyone interested involved.
* no worries helmets are required and we will play no contact
Irish Hurling Skills Camp, M-F at 4:30 June 24-28
For more info and to register click HERE and type “hurling” into the keyword search field.
A hurley stick and helmet with a face mask will be required, so register early. Contact the instructor at ProgressiveEarlyLearning@gmail.com after you register to find out about getting a stick and other equipment.
*I will have a limited amount of randomly sized sticks for use if you don’t have your own.
Here is an option to buy a ball (called a “sliotar”, pronounced “Slit-er”) for practice at home. *Never use a baseball as it will break your stick
Here is a great option for purchasing a stick. Consider a synthetic hurl as they last longer in our climate.
Just for fun, below is an awesome full match of hurling from 2016. It is the All Ireland Senior final with more people watching in Ireland than watch the Superbowl here. Enjoy!