Leinster Rugby is delighted to announce a number of coaching courses available for the autumn 2014. Whether it’s an U7’s team or you are wishing to advance coaching levels, Leinster Rugby has a range of courses available for you to get involved…

How do I know what coaching course to go on?

Stage 1: Mini’s Coaching Course
The age-grade of players in this category is from U6-U12’s. The medium of play is at the forefront of this age group whereby fun and enjoyment in a positive environment to encourage a motivating experience if the predominant aim. Coaches are thought to act as guides and corrections should be subtle and simple rather than detailed. Focus of the game is mainly based on general movement with player participating in an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Mini courses available:

Venue: Suttonians RFC
Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of September (9.30am-5.30pm daily)
Book with: Gerry McCleery at Gerry.mccleery@leinsterrugby.ie or 0862422829
Price: €;65

Venue: Cill Dara RFC
Dates: Saturday 6th September 9.30-16.30 pm and Sunday 7th September 9.30-15.30
Book with: Maurice Logue at maurice.logue@leinsterrugby.ie or 0872362663
Price: €;65

Venue: Co. Carlow FC
Dates: Saturday 13th September 9.30-16.30 pm and Sunday 14th 9.30-15.30
Book with: Maurice Logue at maurice.logue@leinsterrugby.ie or 0872362663
Price: €;65

Venue: Old Belvedere RFC, Anglesea Road
Dates: Monday 22nd & 29th of September and 6th & 13th of October (7-10pm)
Book with: Billy Phelan at billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie  or 086 8688314. 
Price: €;60

Stage 2: Foundation Course
The age-grade of players in this category is from U13-U15’s. 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 is more appropriate for excelled learning. 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.
 
Foundation courses available:

Venue: Tullamore RFC
Dates: Monday 1st, Wednesday 3rd (7-10pm) and Saturday 6th of September (9.30am-5.30pm)
Book with: Derek Maybury at Derek.maybury@leinsterrugby.ie or 0868254774
Price: €;65

Venue: Enniscorthy RFC
Dates: Saturday 30th August 9.15-5pm and Sunday 31st August 9.15-3pm
Book with: Declan O’Brien at declan.obrien@leinsterrugby.ie or 0861735600
Price: €;60

Venue: Old Belvedere RFC
Dates: Wednesday evenings 24th September, October 1st, 8th and 15th from 7-10.15pm daily
Book with: Dan van Zyl at dan.vanzyl@leinsterrugby.ie  or 0861735600
Price: €;60

Venue: Wanderers FC
Dates: Wednesday evenings November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 7-10.15pm daily
Book with: Dan van Zyl at dan.vanzyl@leinsterrugby.ie or 0861735600
Price: €;60

Stage 3: Level One Course
This stage of coaching is made up of a category of age-grade players from U16-U18’s and adult junior players. Players are highly competitive at this stage and have greater awareness of common values, goals and team spirit. During this stage, the coach aims to challenge the capacities of players and strives for players to have higher standards of performance. 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 maximizing development in the pursuit of achieving desired outcomes and results.

Note: Level 1 Courses will be available to book in May 2015.

For more information on all coaching courses CLICK HERE.