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Children's Coach Course

Course Outline:

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.

Entry Criteria:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age - Please note coaches aged 16-18 years are limited to performing in an Assistant Coach role, under the direct supervision and guidance of an accredited Children’s Rugby coach aged 18+
  • Priority where required will be given to participants actively involved in coaching Mini Rugby players
  • Award Requirements:

    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

    Course Fee: €90

    Courses currently available:

    Date/Schedule Location
    A course for those coaching Mini rugby to players aged 6 to 12 yrs. The course is a mixture of practical on-field coaching activities and indoor workshops. More info...
    4th of February 2023 Clonmel RFC