Leinster Rugby Coaching Courses

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The development of coaches at all levels has long been a priority of Leinster Rugby as high quality coaching leads to high quality experiences for players.  This, in turn, leads to increased rates of participation and improved performance levels.

Leinster Rugby provides coaching courses at all levels. For more information on your preferred course, click the relevant link below. Alternatively, simply book a course here.

In order to attain a coaching qualification, you must complete the World Rugby Concussion Management course. This is a free online module that can be completed before or up to two weeks after you attend a coaching course at any level in order to attain accreditation.

If you are coaching Mini 1 (players aged U6 to U8) you should complete the Introduction to Coaching Mini Rugby Course (U6-U12).

Stage 1 Coaching Courses (U9-U12)

Stage 2 Coaching Courses (U13-U15)

Stage 3 Coaching Courses (U16-Junior Adults)

Book a course

Book online:

Click here to book a coaching course

Please note that there will be an additional €5 processing fee to pay online for all debit cards. Credit cards will be charged at a higher rate.

Note: Club/Schools can book several people on a course by clicking ‘add person’ throughout the booking process.

Book by post

If you do not want to book online, please download and complete the applicable form below.

Click here to download the Stage 3 coaching course form

Click here to download the Stage 1 & 2 coaching course form

All application forms, along with a cheque payment, should be sent to:

Coaching Courses,
Leinster Rugby,
Newstead Building A,
UCD,
Belfield,
Dublin 4,
Ireland.

Game-based Approach Workshops

Over the past three seasons Leinster Rugby have collaborated with St Mary’s University, Twickenham, to offer a bespoke professional learning program to school and club based coaches from across the Province.

Book a place on the programme

Click here for more information and to download the flyer

Stage 3 Coaching Course

Stage 3 coaching focuses on players aged 16-18 and adult junior players. The game evolves during this stage as the performance of individual players, units and the team as a whole is challenged via structured methods with emphasis placed more so on maximising development in the pursuit of achieving desired outcomes and results.

Click here to book a Stage 3 course online

NOTE: Entry criteria for Stage 3 Coaching Course

• Participants must be over 18 years of age
• Participants must have proven rugby playing/coaching experience
• Actively coaching a 15-a-side team (Stage 3 LTPD)

Click here to book a Stage 3 course online

Stage 2 Coaching Course

The age-grade of players in this category is from U13-U15. During this stage of coaching, players learn to explore through the game. Coaches teach rather than guide during this level as players at this age-grade. Whilst the game is still fun and safe at this stage, it moves from open play to a more structured format to introduce basic units of play.

Click here to book a Stage 2 coaching course online

UPCOMING STAGE 2 COURSE:

Stage 2 Coaching Course

Venue: Greystones RFC,

Details: Saturday May 19th (9.30-3.30) & Sunday May 20th (9.30-2.30).

Enquiries to: declan.obrien@leinsterrugby.ie

 

Introduction to Mini Rugby

The Stage 1 coaching courses have been split in two for the forthcoming season:

If you are coaching Mini 1 (players aged U6-U8) you should complete an Introduction to Coaching Mini Rugby courses (below).

If you are coaching Mini 2 or Mini 3/4 (players aged U9 to U12) you should complete the Introduction to Coaching Mini Rugby Course below and one of the Stage 1 Coaching Courses below.

If you are coaching Mini 1 (players aged U6 to U8) you should complete the Introduction to Coaching Mini Rugby Course.

This is a one-day course and we currently offer several of these coaching courses throughout the Province as listed below.

Book an Introduction to Mini Rugby coaching courseStage 1 Coaching Course

The Stage 1 Coaching Course is a three-hour add-on course that specifically addresses the needs of the game and the players at Mini 2 and Mini 3/4 level.

If you are coaching Mini 2 or Mini 3/4 (players aged U9 to U12) you should complete the Introduction to Coaching Mini Rugby Course below and one of the Stage 1 Coaching Courses below.

Click here to book a Stage 1 coaching course online

Coach Development Officer Contacts

Coach Development Manager
Derek Maybury
derek.maybury@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8254774

Metro Area
Dan Van Zyl
dan.vanzyl@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8253066

Midlands Area
Damien McCabe
damien.mccabe@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8254774

North Midlands Area
John Bagnall
john.bagnall@leinsterrugby.ie
087-1306791

North East Area
Colin O’Hare
colin.ohare@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8672709

South East Area
Declan O’Brien
declan.obrien@leinsterrugby.ie
086-1735600

Community Rugby Officer Contacts

Ben Armstrong: CRO South-East
ben.armstrong@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8495396

Jennie Bagnall: Women’s Rugby Development
jennie.bagnall@leinsterrugby.ie
086-3322136

Joe Carbery: CRO North Midlands
joe.carbery@leinsterrugby.ie
085-7618645

Stephen Costelloe: CRO Fingal
stephen.costelloe@leinsterrugby.ie
087-9844168

Adam Griggs: CRO Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
adam.griggs@leinsterrugby.ie
085-1563332

Kieran Hurrell: CRO South Dublin
kieran.hurrell@leinsterrugby.ie
087-6462189

Ken Knaggs: CRO Dublin City (South-East)
ken.knaggs@leinsterrugby.ie
085-8285730

Stephen Maher: CRO Dublin City (North-West/Central)
stephen.maher@leinsterrugby.ie
086-1994569

Ray McCabe: CRO Dublin City (North Central)
ray.mccabe@leinsterrugby.ie
083-4631065

Ken Moore: CRO South Dublin
ken.moore@leinsterrugby.ie
087-2832989

Gareth Murray: CRO Dublin City
gareth.murray@leinsterrugby.ie

Billy Phelan: CRO North-East
billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8688314