Blackrock College RFC recently hosted a ‘Fitness for the Young Player’ seminar which was arranged by Ian Huggard – Blackrock’s Mini Rugby Coordinator…

The local rugby community was invited and coaches, parents and teachers attended the event.

The Workshop was presented by Stephen Gore (Leinster Community Rugby Officer) and over 25 Coaches working with Young Children in their respective Schools and Clubs attended this beneficial event, which was run in conjunction with a site visit from Stephen.

The workshop focused on assessing and developing fundamental movement skills in young children at stage 1 and 2 of the LTPD (Long Term Player Development Pathway). It was based on the newly updated fitness and conditioning content in the Mini Coaching Courses.

The workshop focused on Physical Activity and Movement Skill Development in Children aged from birth to 12 years and investigated their Physical Activity levels, windows of Opportunity, PHV and Fundamental Movement Skills. The workshop was both practical and theory based.