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 program

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

Upcoming Stage 3 courses

 

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: Lansdowne
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

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 course

Venue: Athy RFC
Details: Saturday, 20th January, 9.30am-5pm
Enquiries to: joe.carbery@leinsterrugby.ie

Stage 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

 

Venue: Clondalkin RFC
Details: Wednesday, 6th December (7pm-10pm)
Enquiries to: ken.moore@leinsterrugby.ie

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

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
Ben Armstrong

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

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

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

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