The IRFU Children's Coach Course is for coaches of Mini Rugby players aged 5-12.
Players are introduced to the game of rugby for the first time through participation in games with reduced numbers, e.g. 8, 10, 12-a-side.
The goal is to develop players’ all-round skills and game-understanding with an emphasis on Fundamental Movement Skills delivered through Technical, Tactical & Physical course modules.
There is an emphasis on enjoyment and player development using best practice, the coach acting as a 'Guide' in a player-centred process.
combination of IRFU 'Gainline' e-learning and practical/on-pitch rugby modules
1. Complete 4 online modules:
- Concussion Awareness
- Children's Coach Course Overview
- Mini Rugby Refereeing
- Role of the Coach
2. Fully attend the Course