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Neuromuscular Training in Rugby – Workshop

February 3, 2024 by  
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Neuromuscular Training in Rugby – Workshop

Neuromuscular training has been shown to reduce injury and concussion risk in youth athletes.
The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, in collaboration with the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association is offering a free online workshop on Thursday, February 15th at 7pm MST to share a rugby specific neuromuscular training warmup program with teachers & coaches. This program was developed in collaboration with Rugby Canada and World Rugby. It is an excellent program to use with your rugby teams this upcoming season.


The session will be two hours in length and participating coaches can claim two NCCP credits for
participating. There is no cost. A minimum of six coaches are required to enroll by Monday, February 12 at 11:59pm MST.


For more information on the session, please refer to this poster and the next page.
If you would like to attend, please register using this form; there is no admission cap, but a
minimum of six participants is required. You will receive a zoom link for this session once you
have completed the registration form.


The session outline will be (MST):
7:00-7:10pm: Pre-workshop questionnaire
7:10pm-7:30pm: Theory component (presentation discussion) including:
Injuries in Rugby
Background on neuromuscular training
Review SHRED injuries electronic resource that coaches will have access to
7:30pm-8:30pm: Practical component. Review a full Rugby-specific neuromuscular training
warm-up program and practice performing each of the exercises. Videos of youth performing
some of the exercises and coaches have an opportunity to interact via chat or audio to discuss
how they might coach technique feedback.
8:30pm-8:50pm: Group discussion about how the program can be implemented
8:50pm-9:00pm: Post-workshop questionnaire

Please contact Destiny destiny.Lutz@ucalgary.ca if you have any questions.

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