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Coaching Youth Award (U13 – U16 & Novice)

Stage 2

The Coaching Youth Award (U13-U16 & Novice) is an introduction to the 15 a side game for coaches and helpers with limited experience in rugby. 

Safety and enjoyment are the main themes of the course, and therefore the course is suited for people working with pre/early teenage and adolescent players. 

The course develops the coach as ‘Teacher.’ 

Entry criteria 

  • Participants must be a minimum of 16 yrs of age.
    Important Note: Coaches aged 16-18 yrs old are restricted to performing in an Assistant Coach role, under the direct supervision and guidance of an Accredited Stage 2 Rugby coach aged 18yrs or older.
    • Priority (where required) will be given to participants actively involved in coaching at Stage 2. 

Numbers per course 

40 maximum/25 minimum 


  • Pre-Course Requirement – all attendees must complete an online ‘Concussion Awareness’ module and examination before printing off their certificate of completion and presenting it upon arrival at the course.
    • Full course attendance.
    • Practical demonstration (on course) of safety awareness in skills requiring contact.
    • Sign-off and awareness of the IRFU “Child Welfare Document.” 

The IRFU reserves the right to modify, replace or add to accreditation requirements in accordance with updates to Coach Development programmes. 

Upcoming Courses

October 6 (online) & 8, 2022

Coaching Youth Award – University of Limerick – October 2022; Click here to book & for more details

October 6 (online) & 16, 2022

Coaching Youth Award – Musgrave Park – October 2022; Click here to book & for more details

October 18 (online) & 22, 2022

Coaching Youth Award – Clonmel RFC; Click here to book & for more details

October 18 (online) & 29, 2022

Coaching Youth Award – MTU Tralee; Click here to book & for more details

Coaches must use the same e-mail to register as they use for Rugby Connect, or their qualifications will not link across on completion of the course requirements.

Closing date for registration is one week prior to commencement of the course, any queries regarding the course can be directed to aidancleary@munsterrugby.ie 

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