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National Level 3 Coaching Course

National Level 3 Coaching Course

The National Level 3 Coaching Course concluded recently at Malahide RFC. There was input from experts in a wide variety of fields and very welcome input from members of the Natal Sharks coaching team.

The second and final stage of the Level 3 Coaching course (Coaching Processes, Management and Leadership ) was recently concluded at Malahide RFC.

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.

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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:

Kevin Bowring

– Leadership, Development & Coaching (R.F.U. – Head of Elite Coach Development),

Philippe Boher

– Lineout – Developing Decision Making (F.F.R., National U20 Coach),

Franco Ascione

– Attack & Defence (F.I.R., Director – Technico Nazionale), and

Fabrice Brochard

– 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.

For more information on IRFU Coaching Course click here.

Stephen Aboud
National Coach Development Manager