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Wanderers Host Fitness Workshop

Wanderers Host Fitness Workshop

Last month Wanderers FC hosted a very successful community-based fitness workshop at their Merrion Road grounds. Organised by Ian Grogan, the event was also attended by IRFU fitness education manager Des Ryan.

The local rugby community were invited and coaches, parents and teachers attended the event. The workshop was presented by Des Ryan, the IRFU fitness education manager.

Over 40 coaches working with young children in their respective schools and clubs attended this very beneficial event.

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The event was run in conjunction with a site visit for a coach who had completed the IRFU Certified Conditioning Coach (CCC) Course.

The workshop focused on assessing and developing fundamental movement skills in young children at stage 1 and 2 of the LTPD (Long Term Player Development Pathway).

It was based on the newly-updated fitness and conditioning content in the Mini and Foundation Coaching Courses.

The workshop focused on physical activity and movement skill development in children aged from birth to 14 years and investigated their physical activity levels, windows of opportunity, PHV and fundamental movement skills. The workshop was both practical and theory based.

Des Ryan said: “I would like to thank Ian Grogan for organising the event and Wanderers FC for the use of the venue and for successfully getting the information out to the schools and clubs which resulted in the huge numbers attending.”

Related Links –

IRFU Fitness Seminar – Munster

IRFU Fitness Seminar – Connacht