Connacht Rugby’s Emer O’Dowd hosted a Mini Coaching course at the Sportsground last weekend. The course was well attended and the coaches were rigorously put through their paces both in the board-room and on the training pitch before being sent back to become fully accredited with their clubs and schools.

Level1 350This two-day course is specifcally designed for coaches of Mini rugby (6yrs-12yrs) where players are being introduced to rugby for the first time and participating in games of reduced numbers (8’s, 10’s and 12-a-side). The focus is on safety & enjoyment with the coach acting as ‘guide’ in a player-centred process.

Developing players’ all-round skills and game-understanding with an emphasis on Physical Literacy appropriate to the stages of development of each individual are the key technical, tactical & physical module objectives.

Details of the next upcoming coaching courses can be found here on or by contacting Connacht Rugby’s Coach Development Officer Eammon Molloy by email on [email protected] 

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Mini-Rugby between Ballina RFC and Loughrea RFC