This session, which will be held in Stowmarket next week and then Franklin's Gardens the week after, will cover building the scrum (including managing the engage) and player-led game patterns from lineouts.
The second part of the year-long course will get underway in mid-February. This will be split between two sessions that will be run by Chris Hart from the Saints' Performance Department and Academy coach Jon Curry.
The first session will include 'Games for Understanding', which will focus on the different games which can be played to improve individual skills and the team as a whole, and 'Strength and Conditioning for the Junior Athlete', including The fundamental components of the junior athletes programme, opportunities for practical implementation-applying the theory and player management including training load, recovery and nutrition.
This session will be run at Stowmarket RFC (Eastern Counties) on February 20th and Franklin's Gardens (East Midlands) on February 27th.
The Community Coaching Award is designed for coaches of all levels - both club and school - from across the Saints Academy region (Northants, Beds, Cambs and Suffolk), and is unique in Premiership Rugby. The course is FREE for all attendees, but to qualify for the Award all sessions must be attended.
Coaches who missed out on the pre-Christmas sessions but would like to attend the third part of the first section of the course are more than welcome to do so.