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Regional Development Workshops Held In Cork And Limerick

4th February 2022 By The Editor

Regional Development Workshops Held In Cork And Limerick

A view of the Regional Development Workshop held at Musgrave Park

The Rugby Development Department recently delivered two regional development workshops based on position specific skills (PSS) for forwards.

This was the first in a series of workshops for Spring 2022 and was delivered in both Musgrave Park and the University of Limerick simultaneously.

The workshop was delivered by Elite Player Development Officer Andi Kyricarou, Coach and Player Development Officer Brendan O’Connor, Head of Rugby Development Colm McMahon and guest presenter on scrum technique, Conor Twomey.

The content focused on three core forward topics during the session, including generic primer skills for all forwards, moving onto developing roles and responsibilities in restarts, and finishing the event with enhancing player competencies in scrum technique.

A view of the Regional Development Workshop held at the University of Limerick

The session was held in conjunction with our player development PSS evening in both venues, allowing coaches to view pathway players participate in the activities during the session.

This was also a recognised CPD coaching workshop with attending coaches receiving 10 CPD toward their IRFU Active Coach Badge. This is a new (pilot) qualification system developed to recognise and award coaches for attending CPD events like these workshops and they also have the option of completing online modules to support their knowledge and understanding of the game.

The next regional event will be delivered later in February and will focus on developing attack and defence principles in the game. Registration will open one week out from the event.

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