The I.R.F.U. and Connacht Rugby are delighted to announce that the second annual fitness seminar will be held in the Galway Sportsgrounds, the home of Connacht Rugby on the 28th of February. This workshop will be aimed at rugby coaches working at all levels but is open to coaches from all sports. The seminar will be held in the Connacht Rugby gym one of the best strength and conditioning facilities in Ireland. Last year’s seminar was very successful and was attended by over 70 coaches. This year more presenters and different topics have been added to the lineup. The topics that will be covered are as follows –

Topic 1 – How to Develop Speed in our players.
Presenter – Des Ryan (IRFU Fitness Education Manager)

Topic 2 – Best practice in Nutrition for our players. 
Presenter – Kevin Cradock (Connacht Rugby Senior Head Fitness Coach)

Topic 3 – Practical planning and periodisation for club and school coaches.
Presenter – Antoine Mobian (Connacht Rugby Academy Fitness Coach)

Topic 4 – The Essentials of High Performance and Excellence.
Presenter – Greg Muller (Connacht Rugby Senior Fitness Coach & Elite Athletic and Human Performance Coach)

The seminar will be both theory and practical based using some of the young players from Connacht Rugby as subjects and anyone who is willing to give it a go. The seminar will be of great use to coaches who would like to know, what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop their players. Also the seminar is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training. The seminar is open to any coaches especially from Connacht and the sounding Area. Similar workshops will be run in the Munster, Leinster and Ulster Areas. Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on as soon as details are available.

The Details for the workshop are as follows –

Date –         28th/2/11
Time –         7.00 to 9.30
Venue –         Connacht Rugby Gym
Galway Sportsgrounds
College Road
Cost –        10 euro
Registration –    Places are limited and coaches must register with Eammon Molloy or Jimmy Duffy to reserve email: [email protected] / [email protected]  once registered coaches will receive information and a timetable one week before the course.


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