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Coach education scheme kicks off at Tigers

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Tigers launched a new coach development programme this week open to all coaches and based on the success of the club's Academy.

Around 40 coaches from Leicestershire clubs and schools attended the opening Coach Education workshop at Welford Road.

Entitled 'An Extended Warm-up, the Principles of Movement Literacy,' the two-hour session was led by Academy athletic performance manager Kevin Mannion and included theory and practical demonstrations from Academy players.

The sessions are devised and run to help coaches get the most out of their players, at any level, including seniors, taking the successful programmes from the Tigers Academy to the clubs.

Shane Fox, a Level 2 coach from Coalville RFC, said: “What we have learned tonight will take us so far forward.

“Some key points came up and it wasn’t a case of being told what to do – tonight has got us thinking about what we do with our players and has answered a lot of questions.”

Ben Field, a coach from Ashby RFC, added: “I really liked the way the room was full of different people coaching at different levels and different age-groups, and there were bits to put into your coaching sessions, whoever you are.

“Kev Mannion has an outstanding knowledge of his subject and a passion for it – if you haven’t got that kind of passion then you are not going to be able to do it properly.”

The next Coach Education Session at Welford Road is in October and based on the Catch and Pass, with further sessions to follow in the new year.

Tigers are also staging a Talent Identification and Professional Rugby Development Conference at Welford Road in December, providing an unbeatable opportunity to hear from decision-makers at the country’s most successful club.

Bookings are open now to all interested coaches. Book at the Tigers ticket office or click here to book online.

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