Two visitors from the Natal Sharks. Garth Giles (Head, Coach Education) & Charles Louw (High Performance Manager & Vodacom Coach) attended as part of an exchange programme in which they provided a unique perspective throughout the five days.
The topics covered were:
Analysis (Denise Martin, Ireland U20 & Lenny Browne, Ireland U18),
Managing Conflict & Difficult People, (Maurice Dowling - IRFU Director, H.R.), Managing the Media - Journalists (John O'Sullivan - Irish Times),
Managing the Referee (Dave McHugh - IRFU),
Understanding the concept of Power (Laura Purdy - Physical Education Dept. U.L.)
Presenation Skills, Time Management & Meetings (Colin Moran - IRFU),
Learning Styles, Listening Profiles & Sensory Preferences, Player Profiling, Backline Attack (Steve Aboud - IRFU).
International Rugby specific contributions were delivered by:
- Leadership, Development & Coaching (R.F.U. - Head of Elite Coach Development),
- Lineout - Developing Decision Making (F.F.R., National U20 Coach),
- Attack & Defence (F.I.R., Director - Technico Nazionale), and
- An Integrated approach to Coaching (Author & ex- National Coach FFR).
The six coaches are now required to undertake the accreditation process over the next 2 seasons which includes aspects of Planning, Management, Coaching and Self awareness and ongoing learning.
National Coach Development Manager