Leinster Rugby Coaching Courses

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.

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

Upcoming Stage 3 courses

Venue: Maynooth University
Time: 9am-7pm
Dates:

  • Saturday, June 10th
  • Sunday, June 11th

Venue: Maynooth University
Time: 9am-7pm
Dates:

  • Saturday, July 22nd
  • Sunday, July 23rd

Venue: IT Carlow
Time: 9am-7.30pm
Dates:

  • August 12th
  • August 13th

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

Venue: Newbridge RFC
Dates:

  • Saturday, May 6, 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Monday, May 15 7pm – 9pm
  • Monday, June 12, 7pm – 9pm
  • Monday, July 10 7.30pm – 9pm

Venue: Enniscorthy RFC
Dates:

  • Saturday, 9th September (9.30am-4.30pm)
  • Sunday, 10th September (9.30am-2.30pm)

Enquiries to: declan.obrien@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Old Belvedere
Dates:

  • Wednesday, 27th September (7pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, 4th October (7pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, 11th October (7pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, 18th October (7pm-10pm)

Enquiries to: dan.vanzyl@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Tullamore RFC
Dates:

  • Wednesday, 27th September (7pm-10pm)
  • Saturday, 30th September (9.30am-3.30pm)
  • Wednesday, 4th October (7pm-10pm)

Enquiries to: damien.mccabe@leinsterrugby.ie

Dates:

  • Wednesday, 8th November (7pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, 15th November (7pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, 22nd November (7pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, 29th November (7pm-10pm)

Enquiries to: dan.vanzyl@leinsterrugby.ie

Click here to book a Stage 2 coaching course online

Stage 1 Coaching Course

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.

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.

Click here to book a Stage 1 coaching course online

Venue: Seapoint RFC
Details: Wednesday, 30th August (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: adam.griggs@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Coolmine RFC
Details: Wednesday, 6th September (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: stephen.costelloe@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Old Belvedere RFC
Details: To be confirmed
Enquiries to: ken.knaggs@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Navan RFC
Details: Wednesday, 11th October (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Enniscorthy RFC
Details: Wednesday, 18th October (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: stephen.gore@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: St Mary’s College RFC
Details: To be confirmed
Enquiries to: ken.moore@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Tullamore RFC
Details: Wednesday, 1st November (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: steve.coy@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Cill Dara RFC
Details: Wednesday, 8th November (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: TBC

Venue: Malahide RFC
Details: To be confirmed
Enquiries to: stephen.costelloe@leinsterrugby.ie

Click here to book a Stage 1 coaching course online

Introduction to Mini Rugby

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 course

Venue: Seapoint RFC
Dates: Saturday, 26th August (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: adam.griggs@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Coolmine RFC
Dates: Saturday, 2nd September (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: stephen.costelloe@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Dundalk RFC
Dates: Saturday, 9th September (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Old Belvedere RFC
Dates: TBC
Enquiries to: ken.knaggs@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Navan RFC
Dates:Saturday, 30th September (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Gorey RFC
Dates: Saturday, 7th October (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: stephen.gore@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: St Mary’s College RFC
Details: To be confirmed
Enquiries to: ken.moore@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Mullingar RFC
Details: Saturday, 14th October (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: steve.coy@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Tullamore RFC
Details: Saturday, 21st October (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: steve.coy@leinsterrugby.ie

Venue: Cill Dara RFC
Details: Saturday, 4th November (9.30am-5.00pm)
Enquiries to: TBC

Venue: Malahide RFC
Details: To be confirmed
Enquiries to: stephen.costelloe@leinsterrugby.ie

Book an Introduction to Mini Rugby coaching course

 

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

Midlands
Steve Coy
steve.coy@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8599774

North Midlands
Tom McKeown
tom.mckeown@leinsterrugby.ie
087-9705671

North East
Colm Finnegan
colm.finnegan@leinsterrugby.ie
087-7692257

South East
Stephen Gore
stephen.gore@leinsterrugby.ie
086-6087943

Fingal
Stephen Costello
Stephen.costello@leinsterrugby.ie
087-9844168

Dublin City
Billy Phelan
billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie
086-8688314

Aoife Thompson
aoife.thompson@leinsterrugby.ie
085-1302745

Stephen Maher
stephen.maher@leinsterrugby.ie
086-1994569

Ken Knaggs
ken.knaggs@leinsterrugby.ie
085-8285730

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

Damien McCabe
damien.mccabe@leinsterrugby.ie
087-2273898

DunLaoighre/Rathdown
Adam Griggs
adam.griggs@leinsterrugby.ie
085-1563332