Tigers Academy assistant manager Tosh Askew – a former England Under-19 coach and National Academy Skills Coach – is the lead speaker at the Coach Education session at Welford Road on the evening of Wednesday, October 9.
The aim of the Tigers Coach Education programme is to help coaches in the development of their players and teams at any level, including seniors, by taking the successful programmes from the Tigers Academy back to the clubs.
The October session is entitled ‘Catch & Pass, how to beat a defender’ with Askew passing on tips and techniques from his work with some of the best young talents in the game as well as the experience gained as an RFU and IRB Level 3 Coach Educator.
Feedback from the opening session of the season, entitled ‘An Extended Warm-up, the principles of movement literacy’ showed that a lot of the professional knowledge has gone directly back to the grassroots game at clubs and schools.
Shane Fox, a Level 2 coach from Coalville RFC, was one of the local coaches who benefited from the session and said: “What we have learned 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, from Ashby RFC, said: “The room was full of 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 which showed in his presentation.”
Coach Education sessions in the new year will focus on The Scrum and Preparation & Post Match, including an explanation of how to prepare players and post-match analysis of a live Academy fixture.
Places are available to book now, price just £25. To reserve a place on any Coach Education Session click here www.leicestertigers.com/coacheducation
And don't forget to pass the word around at your club.