Sunday 11 December 2016

Mini and foundation coaching courses a terrific success

Published 09/10/2015 | 02:30

Mini coaching
Mini coaching

The Munster Rugby coach development department hosted a very successful mini and foundation coaching course last weekend at UL.

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Fifty-eight coaches from schools and clubs across Munster attended the two-day IRFU Stage 1 and Stage 2 Courses.

The two-day mini coaching courses are specifically 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 (8s, 10s and 12-a-side).

The focus is on safety and 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 module objectives.

The course develops the coach as 'guide' and costs €65.

The two-day foundation coaching courses are an introduction to the 15-a-side game for coaches and helpers with limited experience in rugby. Safety and enjoyment are in the main themes of the course and it's suited for people working with pre-teenage and adolescent players.

The course develops the coach as 'teacher' and costs €65.

For more information email janeburns@munsterrugby.ie or call 021 432 3563.

Irish Independent

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