Module Title:Player Development 1 - Rugby
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: • Practical – Students will take part in lecture (Coach) lead practical rugby specific practical sessions on the pitch and in the gym • Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – The emphasis on independent learning will allow the student(s) to gain an appreciation of the many facets to be considered by elite athletes.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge & generic skills to enhance their tactical understanding, mental preparation and self-management and to introduce the individual skills to meet the demands of early stage 4 (LTPD) Rugby
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate improved generic & positional unit skills through Key Factor Analysis.
LO2 Demonstrate improved technical and tactical awareness and show improved decision making within the principles of General movement.
LO3 Demonstrate improved knowledge and understanding of principle of play within relevent units (Lineout, Scrum, Backline attack and Defence roles)
LO4 Show an improvement in rugby specific fitness components - Speed technique - Athletic Movement - General Fitness Conditioning - Weights - Functional Strength - General Strength Conditioning Demonstrated through attaining progressive fitness testing results and advancing weight training programs.
LO5 Develop and improve their knowledge and understanding of rugby specific fitness, fitness testing and how to improve key areas.
LO6 Demonstrate an improved understanding of the key components of off field player development. This will be facilitated through the production of an fitness logbook, devised for their fitness development as a rugby player. The following key elements of the off field player development will be included - Injury Prevention and management - Nutrition and Hydration - Sports Psychology/Goal Setting - Game preparation - Rest and Recovery strategies - Time Management
LO7 Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of Sports Nutrition for optimal performance
LO8 Develop an understanding of notational analysis of sports performance
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Rugby Generic
1. Performance profiling: Through questionnaires, checklists and reports. 2. Skill Development: The coaching process, model of a skilled performance, technique & skill. 3. Motivation & Goal Setting: Different types of motivation, setting SMART goals. 4. Key Factor Analysis: Analysis rationale, Key factor Analysis model. 5. Physical relaxation: Controlled breathing & Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR). 6. Injury Prevention & Management: Types of injury, Immediate treatment - RICE, Analysis - TOTAPS. 7. Time Management: Achieving a balance (work & personal time), developing personal schedules.
1. General Movement. 2. Key Factor Analysis of Individual skills. 3. Development of Individual skills. 4. Skills ; • Evasion • Handling • Tackling • Continuity • Kicking • Catching • Ground skills. 5. Development of Positional skills within Units: Lineout, Scrum, Backline Attack, Backline Defence. 6. Development of Specialist skills: Prop, Hooker, Locks, Backrow, Scrumhalf, Outhalf, Centre, Wing & Fullback.
Sports Nutrition
Healthy balanced diet. Energy requirements of athletes. Food pyramid/plate. Basic nutrients. Assessment of diet. Timing of ingestions, Hydration
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment35.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Player Development skills GENERIC - ball skills - Continuity - Defence POSITION specific - set - game awareness Completion of Player Development log book. 1,2,3,6 35.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Attend a game related to students sport and present a project on notational analysis findings 8 15.00 n/a
Project Sports Nutrition essay 6,7 15.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation FITNESS RESULTS - TESTING eg: Yo Yo test/150m shuttle run - score -per position - 0-10speed -body fat Fitness Log Book 4,5,6 35.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Total Hours 200.00