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Coach education direct from the Tigers Academy

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Assistant Academy manager Tosh Askew is the lead speaker at the Leicester Tigers Coach Education session next month.

The Coach Education programme was launched last week with a session entitled 'An Extended Warm-up, the principles of movement literacy' presented by Academy athletic performance manager Kevin Mannion, revealing the work done in the Academy to prepare players to play.

More than 40 coaches from clubs and schools attended the opening session and returned to their teams with ideas on how to progress and integrate into their own sessions in the new season.

The second session is called “Catch & Pass, how to beat a defender” and will be based at Welford Road on Wednesday, October 9, with Askew presenting his ideas on attack.

Askew is a former head coach of England Under-19s, an RFU and IRB Level 3 Coach Educator and worked as a National Academy Skills Coach before joining Tigers.

Coach Education sessions are aimed at helping coaches get the most out of their players at any level, including seniors, taking the successful programmes from the Tigers Academy to the clubs.

To reserve a place on any Coach Education Session please visit www.leicestertigers.com/coacheducation 

Leicester Tigers Coach Education Sessions

Wednesday, October 9, 7-9pm: The Catch & Pass
Identifying the techniques to move the ball better and how to beat a defender.
£25 per person

Wednesday, January 15, 7-9pm: The Scrum
From individual scrum posture all the way through to building a scrum.
£25 per person

Tbc February 2014 (subject to fixtures): Preparation & Post Match
Explanation of how to prepare players and post-match analysis of a live Academy fixture.
£30 per person

Talent ID & Development Rugby Conference
Thursday, December 12, Welford Road

An incredible opportunity to find out what we do and why we do it. The day features a combination of lectures and practical demonstrations covering all of the elements that go into making the Academy so successful. This will include: Core principles and rugby development; Athletic Performance, Sports Science & Medical; Talent Identification; and working with young athletes, the broader picture.
£125 per delegate