The IRFU is now taking bookings for their upcoming Conditioning Coach Course (CCC), which takes place at the Institute of Technology, Carlow on Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28.

The course is intended to help coaches gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare players in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of rugby. Speakers include Nick Winkelman, Head of Athletic Performance & Science for the IRFU, and Head of Age Grade Athletic Conditioning at Munster Rugby, Fergal O’Callaghan.

The CCC is a practical hands-on course where you will see and practice the many strength and conditioning drills and exercises that are appropriate for the physical preparation of rugby players at all levels. The course provides an introduction to current strength & conditioning practice, theory, and ideas for those wishing to increase their knowledge base in the area of strength and conditioning and develop their coaching skills.

Places on the course are limited so please book early. Accommodation is not provided by the IRFU. However, should you need help in locating suitable accommodation call Niamh on 01-6473835 who can advise you on available local options.

The fee for the course is €450, and each participant will receive accreditation from the IRFU following successful completion of course requirements.

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