Module Title:Player Development 2 - Rugby
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
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 relevant units (Lineout, Scrum, Backline attack and Defence roles)
LO4 Show an improvement in - Speed technique - Speed - Athletic Movement - General Fitness Conditioning - Weights - Components of Olympic lifts - 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 a 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 current Drug and Supplement use in the sporting environment
LO8 Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts underlying computerised performance analysis. Develop Key Performance Indicators associated with tactical aspects sports performance analysis and collect appropriate data over a campaign or series of games
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 ‘FLOW’ experience, phases of development, approaches to skill development 3. Pre-match routines: Anxiety & Arousal, Pre-match routines, the warm-up, Post-match routines 4. Functional role Analysis identities’ of rugby and related principles & functional roles 5. Mental relaxation Rationale, applications & Mental relaxation programme 6. Concentration skills Rationale, Segmenting, Primary & secondary roles, developing strategies for ‘mood words’
1. General Movement 2. Key Factor Analysis of Individual skills 3. Development of Individual skills a. Evasion b. Handling c. Tackling d. Continuity e. Decision Making f. Ground skills 4. Development of Positional skills within Units:
Drug and Supplementation use
Drug regulation in sport: Irish sports council, WADA. History of doping. Drug testing protocol; players rights and obligations. Commonly used drugs and supplements in sports.
Rugby Analysis
Introduce students to applied computerised performance analysis. Students will be expected to engage in the process and become competent using Sportstec products, different techniques, identify Performance Indicators and be able to analyse a team over a campaign or series of games.
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 proposal, log book and 4 written submissions:40% 1,2,3,6 35.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project 1500 word essay (10%) and presentation (5%) on a broad based drugs in sport topic 6,7 15.00 n/a
Project Present findings from the team campaign or series of games 8 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation FITNESS RESULTS - TESTING eg 150m shuttle run - score -per position - 0-10speed -body fat Fitness Log Book 4,5,6 30.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 2 Group Elective 2