The IRFU is now taking bookings for the Certified Conditioning Coach (CCC) Course.

The course is intended to help you gain the confidence and compe- tence to condition and prepare the players in your charge in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of rugby.

The Certified Conditioning Coach Course is a practical hands-on course where you will see and practice the many drills and exercis- es that are appropriate for conditioning rugby players at all levels.

There are two options to complete this course in 2014. The first is in Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin. The second is at the Limer- ick Institute of Technology, Limerick

Places on the course are limited so please book early to avoid dis- appointment.

Course Fee:  € 450

Locations

D.C.U., Dublin: Monday 30th of June to Friday 4th of July.

L.I.T., Limerick: Monday 14th of July to Friday 18th of July.

To register for either course please register online here or call Niamh Nash at (01) 6473835 or email at [email protected]

For Schools/Clubs sending three or more applicants there is a 15% discount per applicant.

Payment can be made by cheque or via the online booking system.

The CCC: A process

The course is intended to help you gain the confidence and com- petence to physically prepare the players in your charge in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of rugby. The course will not make you ‘instantly qualified’ in the area of strength and condi- tioning – it is an introductory course for those wishing to increase their knowledge base in the area of strength and conditioning and develop their coaching skills.

Past participants are welcome to revise and revisit any of the modules over the following three years at no additional cost. These revision opportunities coupled with the work you do locally with your players will help you develop your coaching ability in strength and conditioning for rugby. The course also serves as a strong networking opportunity to help you develop a network of like-minded coaches that you can access as a valuable resource.

While there are theory based elements of the course, the course is primarily a practical, hands-on course where you will see and practice the many drills and exercises that are appropriate for conditioning rugby players at all levels.

 

Course Material

You will be supplied with an electronic manual of the content de- livered on the course. The course will cover:

–              Exercise Science & Principles of Training

–              Warm-up & Movement Skills

–              Strength training

–              Rugby specific conditioning

–              Speed training for rugby

–              Programming & Planning

 

In order to complete the course, applicants will be required to:

–              Attend and participate in all course modules

–              Successfully complete multiple choice questionnaires

–              Complete a coaching assessment in strength training

–              Complete a coaching assessment in rugby specific conditioning

–              Complete an assignment on programming and planning

Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided by the I.R.F.U.  However, should you need help in locating suita- ble accommodation call Niamh on (01) 6473835 who can advise you on available local options.

Required Kit

You are encouraged to dress in appropriate sports kit which will allow you to be active during the daily practicals. Please note that the practical sessions will take place both indoors and outdoors so please bring a change of kit with you on all days in the event of bad weather. Practical ses- sions will also take place on a variety of surfaces: artificial turf, grass and sports halls so partici- pants should have appropriate footwear for each surface. Changing and showering facilities will be available at each of the course venues.

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