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IRFU Fitness Workshop A Great Success

IRFU Fitness Workshop A Great Success

As part of the IRFU Fitness Department’s ongoing Continued Professional Development programme for club and school coaches, this recent workshop was attended by over 60 coaches. The workshop was held at Buccaneers RFC on Monday, October 19.

Attending coaches showed great commitment to this Monday evening workshop, travelling from as far away as Dungarvan, Clifden, Dublin and Derry.

The workshop offered coaches from all levels the opportunity to increase their knowledge in the area of integrated conditioning and conditioned games.

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The workshop contained an introduction to the theory of integrated conditioning and also introduced some of the methods used in integrated conditioning including: Multi Sprint Endurance, Conditioned Games, Rugby Specific Drills, Movement Skill Drills and Speed Endurance.

The presenters for the night were Des Ryan (Fitness Education Manager IRFU), Phillip Morrow (High Performance Fitness Manager IRFU) and Fergal O’Callaghan (Munster Academy and NTS Coach).

Special thanks must go to the Athlone IT rugby team who were put through the various drills on the night. Also thanks to Buccaneers who provided excellent facilities and Charlie Couper who provided help in organising the event.

This workshop is one of many workshops/conferences/courses that will be run each month over the 2009/10 season. The next workshop will be:

IRFU November Open Fitness Seminar

The IRFU, in conjunction with Setanta College, are delighted to announce that Dietmar Schmidtbleicher – arguably the world authority on strength and power development in sport – will be in Ireland on Saturday, November 14.

He will present the latest research and his interpretations on developing strength and power.

Dietmar is Professor of Sports Science at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. He travels the world advising and consulting with many sport organisations.

For those of you who are unaware of his vast contribution to the area of strength and power in sport, he was the original author and researcher on Complex and Contrast training and many more important findings and studies on ‘Speed-Strength.’

Do not miss this opportunity to meet with him in this one day seminar.

Strongman Practical Presentation: James Fennelly, Ireland’s strongest man, will present on Strongman training on November 14 at the same venue as Dietmar.

This is a must for all coaches and trainers who are interested in this rejuvenated method of strength training.

We have placed James on the same day as Dietmar Schmidtbleicher so as to have two varied but excellent presentations on the area of Strength.

Date – Saturday, November 14
Time – 10am to 4pm
Venue – Malahide Rugby Club (Dublin)
Malahide Rugby Football Club,
Estuary Road,
Co. Dublin

Follow link for map – www.malahiderfc.ie/gallery2/v/newclublocmap.jpg.html

Cost: 70 euro (lunch provided)

If you are interested please send your name, club/school, phone number and email to niamh.nash@irfu.ie before Tuesday, November 10. If you have any questions, please call Niamh on tel: 01 6473835.

Alternatively log on to www.setantacollege.com. Click on the Online Shopping link and book your place on this workshop immediately.