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Coach and Player Development Programme gets off to a great start

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Monday evening saw the launch of the Castleford Tigers Coach and Player Development Programme for 2015, aligned to the RFL's Embed The Pathway Programme.

With over 40 coaches in attendance from the local and surrounding areas the evening was an opportunity for the club to present a number of initiatives that will be run around coach and player development in 2015 including a timetable of monthly coaching workshops many of which will be delivered by Tigers Head Coach Daryl Powell, the introduction of a community club coaching resource and the Under 13's and 14's Player Development Centre for which over 200 local players have now registered prior to its launch next week.


The clubs next coaching workshop will run on Monday 9th March with a 6:30pm start. The workshop around ‘Developing Junior Players' will introduce in further detail the clubs new community club coaching resource that has been designed to support coaches working with players in the under 12's - 16's age group. This resource includes an identified curriculum for each age group around technical and tactical aspects in addition to movement and mental skills development. The resource also offers a season's worth of session planning and guidance around small sided games and session structure.

For more information on coach and player development initiatives email darrenhiggins@castigers.com 

Coaching Workshop Timetable

Monday 9th February                 Programme Launch Saturday 21st February     Embed the Pathway Workshop

Monday 2nd March                    Developing Junior Players

Tuesday 17th March                 Developing Mental Skills for Rugby League

Monday 30th March                 Athletic Development & Movement Skills for Rugby League

Monday 20th April                    Using Small Sided Games for player development

Monday 11th May                    Developing a Coaching Philosophy

Wednesday 27th May              Embed the Pathway (2)

Monday 8th June                    Match Day Coaching / Working as a coaching team

Monday 22nd June                 Talent Identification

Monday 13th July                    Positive Coaching

Monday 17th August              Athletic Development & Movement Skills for Rugby League

Monday 7th September           Developing Junior Players (Matrix follow up)

Wednesday 23rd September     Embed the Pathway (3)

Monday 12th October              How to develop game sense and decision making through your coaching


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