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Coaching the coach

Arin Kumar
Sunday, October 07, 2012

CLOSE to 20 participants attended the first ever International Rugby Board (IRB) Face to Face Level 1 Strength and Conditioning (S&C) new course yesterday.

The first of its kind in Fiji and the region since under the new course, the clinic was conducted at the Marist Club in Suva upon invitation.

IRB regional training co-ordinator and IRB trainer Talemo Waqa conducted the course with IRB S&C educator Nacanieli Cawanibuka.

Waqa said the clinic would become regular as it is the new version and needs to be implemented for the development of rugby in the country.

"This clinic teaches S&C coaches how to test players using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and identify the compensations (challenges) and plan a training program suitable for the individual," he said.

Marist Rugby Club coach Joseph Narruhn said Marist rugby coaches, some teacher and the coaches of some other clubs attended the clinic.

He said the S&C was an important component of rugby that need to be implemented nowadays.

"The Marist club is always open to develop and promote rugby," Narruhn said.


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