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IRFU And Leinster Fitness Seminar

IRFU And Leinster Fitness Seminar

The IRFU and Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce that their third annual Fitness Seminar will be held in the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, April 4.

The IRFU and Leinster Fitness Seminar will be aimed at rugby coaches working at all levels but is open to coaches from all sports.

Last year’s workshop was very successful and was attended by over 70 coaches. This year different topics have been added to the line-up.   

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Dave Fagan (Leinster Rugby NTP fitness coach)

Topic 1 – Programme Design for Youth Players

Presenter: Bryan Cullen (Leinster Rugby NTP fitness coach)

Topic 2 – How to Assess and Develop Movement Skills in our Players

Presenter: Des Ryan (IRFU fitness education manager)

Topic 3 – Optimising Nutrition to support Young Rugby Players

Presenter: Emma McCrudden (Leinster Rugby performance nutritionist)

Topics that will be covered during the Nutrition workshop will include:

* Meeting energy and nutrient requirements for training and match play

* Supporting physical gains from training

* Maximising player recovery

* Practical resources to educate players (and parents) in managing their nutrition

* Addressing performance issues including cramp, fatigue, dehydration, weight loss

The seminar will be of great use to coaches who would like to know what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop their players.

Also the seminar is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training. The seminar is open to any coaches especially from Leinster and the surrounding area.

Similar workshops have been run and will be run in the Connacht, Leinster and Ulster areas. Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on www.irishrugby.ie as soon as details are available. 

The details for the IRFU and Leinster Fitness Seminar are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Time: 7pm Registration (tea and coffee provided), Seminar starts at 7.30pm and runs until 9.30pm

Venue: Aviva Stadium

Cost: 15 euro

Registration: Places are limited and coaches must register with Niamh Nash to reserve a place