There are a number of coaching courses coming up outlined below:

Mini Course (Stage 1)

Venue: Ballyhaunis RFC
Date: Friday 1st (18:30-23:00) & Saturday 2nd (09:00-19:00) of November 2013.

Cost: €50

To Reserve a place contact: [email protected]

This 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.

The course develops the coach as ‘Guide’


Level 1 Course (Stage 3)

Venue: Corinthians RFC

Date: Monday 4th November 2013and the following four Monday nights

Cost: €150

To Reserve a place contact: [email protected]

The Level 1 course is for coaches working with 15 a side teams. The course deals with the Principles of Play by developing them through the use of Key Factor Analysis, applied to the Individual skills, mini-unit skills, unit and team skills.

At the end of the course the coach is expected to identify and rectify technical deficiencies together with the ability of planning, organising, managing, communicating and developing the skills of his/her players through the implementation of sport specific and generic modules.

The course develops the coach as ‘Challenger’.


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