Module Title:Player Development 1 - Rugby
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes 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 knowledge of technical and tactical awareness of positions and show improved decision making within the principles of play & General movement in Rugby Union.
LO2 Develop knowledge and understanding of rugby specific fitness, fitness testing and how to improve key areas while Showing an improvements in rugby specific fitness components - Speed technique - Athletic Movement (Activate Program) - General Fitness Conditioning - Weights - Functional Strength - General Strength Conditioning Demonstrated through attaining progressive fitness testing results and advancing weight training programs.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of the key components of off field player development. This will be facilitated through the production of an Player Development Diary, devised for their Match performance/skill development/fitness development as a rugby player. Learning Rate of Perceived Exertion Fatigue & Recovery IDPs Injury – prevention/management World Rugby Passport – • Anti Doping • Concussion • Keep Rugby onside • Laws of the game
LO4 Recommend and advise on the best nutritional practices and nutritional requirements for participation in competitive adult Rugby
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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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 and current practices of players. Food pyramid/plate. Basic nutrients. Assessment of diet. Timing of ingestion, Hydration/electrolyte balance, Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other MODE A: Post Performance Player Feedback App - Self reflection - Including RPE/Training Load/Technical & Tactical proficiency rating to access: Player Development skills GENERIC - ball skills - Continuity - Defence POSITION specific - set - game awareness MODE B: ESSAY(1500 words) on Rugby Development Topic - Player Development skills Individual Skill Development Game Preparation/warm up 1,2,3 30.00 Ongoing
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Player Diary & World Rugby Passport 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Project Nutrition: essay (1200 words) on advice/recommendations for player on key aspects of nutrition (healthy balanced diet, macros, timing of ingestion, hydration etc) 3,4 20.00 End-of-Semester
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation MODE A : FITNESS RESULTS - TESTING eg: Yo Yo test/150m shuttle run - score -per position - 0-10speed -body fat Player Diary MODE B: MODE B: ESSAY(1500 words) on Rugby FITNESS Topic - TESTING IN RUGBY UNION 2,3 30.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 2.67
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 124.00

Module Delivered In

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