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Welcome to IRB Strength & Conditioning online

This site provides prior learning content to support the IRB’s Level 1 and Level 2 Strength and Conditioning courses.
Each level should be completed online prior to attending the corresponding face-to-face course.

Pre-Level 1

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.

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

  • LTPD Pathway
  • Functional Screening
  • Anatomical Adaptation
  • Game Demands
  • Conditioning for Rugby
  • Periodisation in Rugby
Go to Pre-Level 1

Pre-Level 2

This course is designed to build on the knowledge, understanding and practical application acquired from the Pre-level 1 online learning course and face-to-face Level 1 course. Its aim is to further prepare strength and conditioning coaches to demonstrate their application of more advanced strength and conditioning techniques during the Level 2 face-to-face course.

The Strength and Conditioning Pre-Level 2 online course comprises eight modules covering:

  • LTAD - a critique
  • Demands of the game
  • Profile of players
  • Functional screening
  • Resistance training
  • Speed and agility training
  • Integrated game conditioning
  • Periodisation
Go to Pre-Level 2