Caoimhe Morris

Caoimhe Morris
Caoimhe is a S&C Coach and Sport Scientist based in Dublin. Caoimhe has completed a BA in Sports Coaching, a MSc in Sports Performance and is also an accredited S&C through the IRFU. Caoimhe has worked in wide range of roles in a variety of sports. Along with her role as Head of Education at DSS, Caoimhe is also the Women’s Coordinator at Rugby Academy Ireland, a Sport Scientist & Performance Coach with Basketball Ireland, and Head Coach of the Mount Temple Senior Cup Rugby Team.
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Recent Posts

How to use Tapering to Optimize Performance

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 01-Oct-2020 18:33:15

[4-minute read]

The rationale behind tapering is simple: provide the athlete with appropriate recovery prior to performance. Tapering, in simple terms, means reducing the time (duration) and volume (distance or load) of training prior to match, game or competition day. Tapering periods depend heavily on the sport and competition period, however for the purpose of this blog we will speak in relation to field sports such as football and camogie that have competition or ‘peak’ days on a weekly basis in-season.

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Topics: Performance, Programming, S&C, Tapering, Periodization

Training Deceleration and Change of Direction

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 27-Aug-2020 18:41:47

[8 minute read]

Jacob Stockdale, Sabrina Ionescu, Kylian Mbappé, and Sarah Rowe are all extremely talented sports people with the ability to leave defenders in the dust. Their ability to decelerate, control force, and re-accelerate in a short period of time is what gets them past defenders in a game, and it's why they're considered to be both talented athletes, and nightmares to defend against.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Speed, Change of Direction, Deceleration, Agility

Developing Reactive Strength

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 16-Jul-2020 18:35:56

[7 minute read]

Introduction /

Explosive strength is a vital aspect of athletic performance, as it dictates both the amount of force developed and the rate that force is developed at. Explosive strength is important for various athletic tasks such as acceleration, change of direction and sprinting. Without explosive strength athletes would be less able both produce and absorb forces in competition.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Strength, Power, Reactive Strength