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LTPD Pathway
Functional Screening
Anatomical Adaptation
Game Demands
Conditioning for Rugby
Periodisation in Rugby

Welcome to the IRB Strength and Conditioning online course

This course is designed to provide beginner strength and conditioning coaches with a basic knowledge and understanding and a foundation of practical skills. This in turn will facilitate coaches to prepare players more thoroughly to play Rugby Union.

Visit the IRB Rugby Ready web site.

The Strength and Conditioning Pre-Level 1 online course comprises six modules covering:

  • Long Term Player Development Pathway
  • Functional screening
  • Anatomical adaptation
  • Demands of the Game
  • Principles of Training
  • Speed and intermittent sprint endurance
  • Periodisation
  • Recovery

After completing the online IRB Strength and Conditioning exam, you can download your personalised awareness certificate.

Registration is free and takes only a few minutes.

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