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Youth Coach Course

Course Outline:

Irish Rugby’s Youth Coach Course is an introduction to the 15-a-side game for coaches and helpers with limited experience in rugby.

The course is suited to people working with players aged 12+ with an emphasis on and enjoyment and coaching through best practice.

The course is designed to develop the coach in the role of ‘Teacher’.

Entry Criteria:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age - Please note coaches aged 16-18 years are restricted to performing in an Assistant Coach role, under the direct supervision and guidance of an Accredited Youth Rugby Coach aged 18+.
  • Priority (where required) will be given to participants actively involved in coaching Youth players
  • Award Requirements:

    combination of IRFU 'Gainline' e-learning and practical/on-pitch rugby modules

    1. Complete 5 online modules:

    - Laws and Coach Behaviours Exam

    - Concussion Awareness

    - Youth Coach Course Overview

    - Motivation and Young Players

    - Role of the Coach

    2. Fully attend the Course

    Course Fee: €90

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