Course Fee: €450.00
Confirmed presenters include:
Kevin Craddock – Course Director
Dr Nick Winkelman – IRFU Head of Athletic Performance and Science
Provincial and National IRFU Strength & Conditioning Coaches
Click here to book your place on the course
For more information please email Niamh Nash or call her on 01 6473835
The course is intended to help you gain the confidence and competence 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 conditioning – 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.
The course also serves as a strong networking opportunity to help you develop relationships with like-minded coaches that you can engage with throughout your career.
While there are theory based elements on 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.
You will be supplied with an electronic copy of the key content delivered on the course. The course design is based on movement preparation, movement skills, strength & power and conditioning.
The course will cover:
Art & Science of Coaching
Movement Ability & Screening
Linear Speed Development (Acceleration & Maximal Velocity)
Multidirectional Speed Development (Agility)
Strength & Power
Monitoring & Recovery
Periodization (Programming & Planning)