The IRFU is now taking bookings for their Conditioning Coach Course (CCC).
The course is intended to help coaches gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare players in a safe and enjoya- ble manner for the game of rugby.
The CCC is a practical hands-on course where you will see and practice the many strength and conditioning drills and exercises that are appropriate for the physical preparation of rugby players at all levels.
Location: Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Date: Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2017.
Course Fee: € 450
2017 Course Brochure: click here to download
The course is intended to help you gain the confidence and com- petence 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 condi- tioning - 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 a relationships with like-minded coaches that you can engage with throughout your career.
While there are theory based elements of 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 copies of the key content delivered on the course. The course will cover:
- Principles of Training
- Game Demands
- Movement Preparation (Warm-Up)
- Strength & Power Development
- Rugby Specific Conditioning
- Linear Speed Development (Acceleration & Maximal Velocity)
- Multidirectional Speed Development (Agility)
- Periodization (Programming & Planning)
- Art & Science of Coaching
In order to complete the course, applicants will be required to:
- Attend and participate in all course modules
- Successfully complete multiple choice questionnaire
Accommodation is not provided by the I.R.F.U. However, should you need help in locating suita- ble accommodation call Niamh on (01) 6473835 who can advise you on available local options.
You are encouraged to dress in appropriate sports kit which will allow you to be active during the daily practicals. Please note that the practical sessions will take place both indoors and outdoors so please bring a change of kit with you on all days in the event of bad weather.
Practical ses- sions will also take place on a variety of surfaces: artificial turf, grass and sports halls so partici- pants should have appropriate footwear for each surface. Changing and showering facilities will be available at the course venue.