COAC_1 - Coach Education 2 Theory - Rugby

Module Title:Coach Education 2 Theory - Rugby
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • Practical – Students will take part in lecturer (Coach) lead practical rugby specific practical coaching 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 15-a-side (Stage 2 LTPD; Learn to Train Stage).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss the theory, characteristics & essences of Stage 2 rugby players, coaches and the game.
LO2 Describe the role of the coach (appropriate to Stage 2 LTPD) and understand the different Effective Coaching elements within the IRFU Process Continuum (Technical Model) relevant to Stage 2 rugby
LO3 Demonstrate the necessary teaching skills and appropriate coaching style of ‘guiding’ and Coaching Philosophy
LO4 Discuss the Principles of Fitness training for young players, Injury prevention & First Aid and concussion management.
LO5 Will have appropriate* knowledge of the current laws (Laws Test – IRFU age grade regulations) and Will understand current regulations & law interpretations
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 2 The Young Player: Outline of Physical Literacy: Physical, emotional, psychological, social development. The Charter: Basic introduction to the ethos and principles of rugby union
Planning a session:
Planning, considerations, time, equipment, objectives, playing area Organisation & Management of a session: Layout, use of grids, organisation, management Practice session: Planning, considerations, organisation, management, conclusion/ conditioning, warm-up, playing area.
Teaching Skills:
Introduction, demonstration, practice, correction
Role of the Coach:
(including coach as referee) Philosophy, coaching style, responsibilities, requirements
Skill Development
• Individual skills: Passing (including decision making 2 v 1), catching, kicking, running, tackling (X3), falling in the tackle • Mini-unit skills: Ruck, Maul • Unit Skills: Scrum, L-O, kick-offs, Attack, Defence. • Team Skills: General Movement
Fitness for the young player - Including common injuries and first aid
Refereeing & Laws: Youth / schools Rugby refereeing
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Pre Task Planning for Workshops Participation in coaching workshops Reflective practice of Learnings 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 Every Week
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2.5hr exam 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

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 1.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.07
Total Hours 100.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 3 Mandatory
CW_BBRUG_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Rugby) 3 Mandatory