Tuesday, April 14, 2009

EPRU Partners with USA Rugby for Continuing Coach Education Workshops April 20-23, 2009

EPRU Announces USA Rugby Continuing Coach Education Series: Mastering the Collision Area with Eamonn Hogan
The EPRU, in conjunction with USA Rugby's Coach Development Program, is proud to welcome Eamonn Hogan to the EPRU for a series of FREE practical coaching and player development workshops April 20 - April 23, 2009. In an effort to provide coaches with ongoing educational opportunities, the USA Rugby Coach Development Program (CDP) has launched a continuing education program. Coaches who hold a current USA Rugby coach certification will be able to extend the life of their certification by participating in various coach education events. EPRU Members will have four FREE sessions to choose from (detailed workshop schedule follows)

Eamonn Hogan
Coach Hogan will be joining us in the EPRU fresh off his tour as the backs coach with the USA U17 National Team. Coach Hogan most recently served as the Talent Development Coordinator and Tigers Academy coach for Leicester. As the Talent Coordinator for the Leicester Tigers, Coach Hogan managed 4 Elite Player Development Centers and a staff of 15. Coach Hogan was responsible for recruiting new talent and identifying potential elite players for entry into the Leicester Academy.

Known as the "Master of Disaster" at the collision area, Coach Hogan has conducted extensive research and pioneered techniques such as the "Sandwich", the "Turtle", and the "Clamp".

Coach Hogan is currently consulting to USA Rugby's Age Grade programs as a Backs and Breakdown specialist, and serves as the Master in Charge of Rugby at the Lincoln Minster School. Coach Hogan holds numerous certifications and is a former RFU Tutor and Assessor. Coach Hogan's rich resume includes coaching assignments with the England Women Student's, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire,

USA Rugby Continuing Coach Education Credits
EPRU has been approved as a continuing education partner to USA Rugby for this professional development series, and this workshop series is free for all EPRU members. Local USA Rugby and IRB Educators will be on hand to assist with any Continuing Education issues related to these workshops.

Coaches can receive continuing education credits two ways:

1 CEU: Coaches attending a workshop as an observer will recieve 1 USA Rugby Coach Development Continuing Eduction Credits (FREE for EPRU Members, $10 for non-members)

4 CEU: Coaches attending a workshop who bringing 10 player participants and engage in coaching activities will recieve 4 USA Rugby Coach Development Continuing Education Credits (FREE for EPRU Members, $25 for non-members)

Workshop Schedule: April 20, 21, 22, 23 2009

SESSION 1
April 20th 2009 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Edgely Field, Fairmount Park Philadelphia
E. Reservoir Dr & Edgely Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, (www.pwrfc.org for directions)
Players actively participating in this session should be high school or college men and women and their coaches
Hosted by the Philadelphia Women's Rugby Football Club (PWRFC). A coaches meet and greet will be available at Johnny Mananas 4201 Ridge Avenue, in East Falls PA, at the conclusion of training. Coaches from all ages grades are invited to attend.

RSVP TO: Lisa Rosen, coachingrugby@gmail.com or 215 421-1823
FREE to EPRU Memners
NON- EPRU members will be charged a $10 or $25 Fee depending on level of participation.

SESSION 2
April 21th 2009 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Greys Ferry Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
29th & Wharton Sts, Philadelphia, PA. (www.pwrfc.org for directions)
Players actively participating in this session should be adult men or women and their coaches
Hosted by the Philadelphia Women's Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) with support from the Schuylkill River Exiles. An evening adult social with open Q&A will be held at O'Neills Pub, 3rd and South Street at the conclusion of training. Coaches from all age grades are invited to attend

RSVP TO: Lisa Rosen, coachingrugby@gmail.com or 215 421-1823
FREE to EPRU Members
NON- EPRU members will be charged a $10 or $25 Fee depending on level of participation.

SESSION 3
April 22th 2009 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Stanton Middle School, 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Players actively participating in this session should be U19 high school boys and girls and their coaches
Hosted by the Wilmington Colts U -19. An evening coaches dinner will be held at Buckleyʼs Tavern, 5812 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE 19807 . A traditional supper with adult beverages will be served at 7 PM for $20. A Q & A session will be held afterwards. Coaches from all age grades are invited to attend; seating is limited to 25.

RSVP to Bob Weir at 302-377-6107
FREE to EPRU Members
NON- EPRU members will be charged a $10 or $25 Fee depending on level of participation.

SESSION 4
April 23th 2009 8:00PM - 10:00PM
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Players actively participating in this session should be college and adult men and women and their coaches
Hosted by the Wilmington Rugby Club and the University of Delaware DE 19807.
Exact training location is TBA - contact Bob Weir for details.

RSVP to Bob Weir at 302-377-6107
FREE to EPRU Members
NON- EPRU members will be charged a $10 or $25 Fee depending on level of participation.



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While we recognize the timeline on this is very short, it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. If you can make it up to any of the sessions (FREE for EPRU members, NOMINAL for others), please give it a try. I'm also so grateful for my club, Philadelphia Women's Rugby Football Club , for taking on a huge leadership role in making these sessions happen. If you a player or coach and your interested in what it's all about, please stop by the Tuesday session have a run around, and join us out for a post-training sharing of ideas and information.


If you have any questions at all about the sessions, which one you should go to, bringing/sending players, etc don't hesitates to ask.

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Savannah said...

This is definitely great news for rugby coaches and for the big fans of the sport. Holding rugby education workshops not only for coaches but also for young men and women should be advocated to help promote and make rugby games popular in the country. It is also good to see that more women are joining the women's rugby league and enjoying this tough sport as well.

Thanks for sharing!