Module Title:Coach Education 1 - Rugby
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • 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 the rugby coach
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with the skills to coach and referee Mini rugby to young participants (Stage 1 LTPD; FUNdamental Stage).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the Principles of the Game of rugby, including knowledge of a. Individual skills b. Unit Skills c. Team skills Will be able to list the various components of the Technical Model and Principles of General Movement & 1st Phase play appropriate to Stage 1 rugby AND outline the characteristics of the Game, Player & Coach at stage 1 rugby.
LO2 Will understand the key elements for planning, organising and managing productive, safe and enjoyable training sessions appropriate for stage 1 rugby.
LO3 Describe the role of the coach (appropriate to Stage 1 LTPD), Coaching Philosophy, responsibilities and requirements and the need to adhere to IRFU Child Welfare policies for Stage 1 Rugby Coaches
LO4 Will understand the 4 step process of teaching skills (IDEA) AND Will understand some key methods of managing effective communication, progression & discipline.
LO5 Will understand the effects of the ‘Windows of trainability’ and understand the importance & some methods of developing young players’ ABCs
LO6 Understand Injury prevention & Injury Management AND Will complete the WorldRugby ‘Return to Play’ concussion online programme.
LO7 Will understand how to referee Stage 1 Mini rugby – reflecting the appropriate player perspective and will have appropriate* knowledge of the current laws (Laws Test – IRFU Mini rugby regulations) and understand current regulations & law interpretations
LO8 Will be able to list General Movement (Attack & Defence) and understand the key tasks for Players ‘in the space’ i.e. Early & Late groups Will demonstrate an understanding of the key factors for Evasion Lateral pass Decision Making (lateral) Will understand the key tasks for Players ‘near the ball’ i.e. ‘life’ of the ball group and Will demonstrate an understanding of the key factors for Continuity around the tackle Picking up the ball Mini-ruck/Mini-maul
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Long Term Player Development Model:
Focus on Stage 1 The Young Player: Outline of Physical Literacy: Physical, emotional, psychological, social development
Planning a session:
Planning, considerations, time, equipment, objectives, playing area Organisation & Management of a session: Layout, use of grids, organisation, management
Teaching Skills:
Introduction, demonstration, explanation, application (IDEA) Feedback & Progression
Role of the Coach:
Ethics, coaching styles, requirements, responsibilities
Skill Development
• Individual skills: Passing & receiving, catching, kicking, running & evasion, tackling (X3), falling in the tackle, picking up the ball, continuity in the tackle • Mini-unit skills: Ruck, Maul • Unit Skills: Scrum, L-O, Restarts, Backline attack. • Team Skills: General Movement
Physical Literacy:
developing fundamental movement skills (ABC’s)
Refereeing & Laws:
Mini Rugby refereeing
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment35.00%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Participation in coaching workshops 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 35.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Player log book including 12 hours of coaching + assigned referee hours 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 35.00 Sem 2 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 30.00 End-of-Semester

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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 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 1 Group Elective 2