Module Title:Player Development 3 - Rugby
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
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 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 technical proficiency and ability to analyze individual strengths and weaknesses through performance & player analysis
LO2 Further demonstrate improved technical and tactical awareness and show improved skill Development and decision making within the principles of General movement. Show improved decision making in games and game related activities.
LO3 Demonstrate improved knowledge and understanding of match and player analysis through ‘statements of accounts, team, unit and player analysis and index of performance.
LO4 Show an improvement in - Speed technique - Speed - Athletic Movement - General Fitness Conditioning - Weights - Proficiency in 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 and carry out own reading and research into these areas
LO6 Apply 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/mental imagery - Game Analysis - Rest and Recovery strategies - Time Management & game logistics
LO7 Critically analyse data obtained and validate the reasons for the selection of the analysis methods used. Integrate the use of video recording spreadsheet and basic statistical techniques. Develop the skills and knowledge to perform within a sports performance analysis setting.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Rugby Generic
1. Performance profiling through questionnaires, checklists and reports. 2. Mental Imagery: Rationale, Types of imagery. 3. Learning Styles, Sensory Preferences, Multiple intelligences. 4. Anxiety & Arousal, Pre-match routines, the warm-up, Post-match routines. 5. Match Analysis: General requirements, purpose, intrinsic elements, gathering information, index of performance, levels of analysis, ‘statement of accounts’. 6. ’80-20 Principle’, Considerations, Risk Analysis, Prioritising. Logistics of travel, special requirements, customs & culture, budgeting, equipment, medical back-up, jet-lag, early response sheet.
2. Technical
1. General Movement. 2. Functional Role Analysis. 3. The ‘identities’ of rugby & related Principles. 4. The ‘identities’ of rugby & related Functional Roles ‘identities’ • Phase play • Support play i. Attack & Defence 5. Development of Functional Roles within ‘identities’ - Units Lineout, Restarts, Scrum, Backline Attack, Backline Defence, Counter Attack. 6. Development of Specialist skills Prop, Hooker, Locks, Backrow, Scrumhalf, Outhalf, Centre, Wing & Fullback.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Player Development skills GENERIC - ball skills - Continuity - Defence POSITION specific - set - game awareness Completion of player development log book 1,2,3,6 50.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Present findings from a series of games using computerized presentation tools utilising research, statistics and video editors 7 25.00 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 25.00 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 6.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Total Hours 260.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 3 Group Elective 1
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 3 Group Elective 2