The line up for the Centres’ Level Up workshop on January 27th has been confirmed.
Registration is now open all 8 planned events under the theme:
Developing Positional Understanding Through Watching Rugby.
Gavin Foley and Noel O’Meara will co-present the workshop for centres. Gavin is a Coach Development Officer with Connacht Rugby. Noel is a Munster Rugby Coach & Player Development Officer.
Ireland international centre Enya Breen will offer player insight while coaching insight will come from Leinster Rugby Coach & Player Development Officer Damien McCabe.
IRFU High Performance Referee Andy Brace provide match official insight.
The series is suitable for players of a wide range of ages and abilities and kicks off Tuesday January 26th to help players develop their game by taking a fresh look at how they look at rugby.
Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of positional play by analysing footage from age-grade, amateur, academy and professional rugby. The series will conclude with a look at unit skills for both backs and forwards,
Sessions will be led by coach and player development staff from all four provinces with added insight from coaches, referees and elite players.
Each workshop is online and 30 minutes in length. All feature a Q&A section where attendees can have their own questions answered.
Level Up Workshop Series: “Developing Positional Understanding Through Watching Rugby”
|Tuesday January 26th||Half Backs with Kieran Hallett, Fiach O’Loughlin, Ellen Murphy, Larissa Muldoon and Frank Murphy.|
|Wednesday January 27th||Centres with Gavin Foley, Noel O’Meara, Enya Breen, Damien McCabe and Andy Brace.|
|Thursday January 28th||Second Rows|
|Friday January 29th||Front Rows|
|Monday February 1st||Back Rows|
|Tuesday February 2nd||Back Three|
|Wednesday February 3rd||Backline Attack & Defence|
|Thursday February 4th||Scrum & Lineout|
IRFU Training and Education Manager Colin Moran says:
“This is a player-focused programme with the aim of helping players look at rugby in new ways – to ‘train their eye’ on aspects of positional play that they may not have noticed before.
“Though the workshops are short in duration, by tailoring each one to a specific playing position to include the insight of coaches and referees, we can really drill down into the kinds of things that players should notice that will ultimately help them in their development.”