The Level 2 course is for Head Coaches working with advanced 15 side teams, with higher technical competencies and understanding of the game. The course develops the Principles of Play through Functional Role Analysis of the Identities of rugby.

At the end of the course the coach is expected to develop individual players’ abilities to undertake and adjust their specific roles in a changing environment within each of the identities of rugby.

Sport specific and generic modules are examined at a more advanced level, together with the introduction of modules which develop the coaches’ ability to understand interpersonal relationships, team dynamics in conjunction with increasing the players’ tactical appreciation.

The course develops the coach as ‘Facilitator’.

ENTRY CRITERIA

– Head Coach position (actively coaching at an appropriate level – Stage 4)
– Accredited level one coach for a minimum of one year and/or assimilated proven senior/professional rugby playing or coaching experience

Since places are restriced on each course to ensure quality deliveries and workshops, a guideline for head coaches applying for Level 2 & Level 3 courses is outlined below:

Stage 4 LTPD Head Coaches Coaching Course (Level 2)

1. Senior Club XV (division 1, 2, 3)
2. Representative U20’s & 19’s
3. Qualifying League Senior XV
4. U20 Club XV (division 1, 2, 3)
5. Representative Under 18’s
6. School & Club U18’s

LEVEL OF COACH

– Senior Club XV (Ulster Bank League)
– Representative U20s & U19s
– Qualifying League Senior XV
– U20 Club XV (Ulster Bank League)
– Representative U18s
– School & Club U18s

ACCREDITATION (One to two seasons)

– Full course attendance (2 weekends)
– Laws test (paper) – if not already completed
– Log 60 hours coaching (diary)
– Produce a season’s plan (technical, tactical, physiological and mental aspects)
– Two practical coaching assessments
– Develop Mid-Season feedback questionnaire & observation report

RE-ACCREDITATION

Actively Coaching for 4 years at appropriate level (Stage 4) and update clinic (4 years).
Liable to adjustment as required.

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