The Irish Rugby Institute (IRI) is a professional Rugby Coaching company based in Dublin Ireland. Their mission is to develop young players in the game of rugby, nationally and internationally, in tandem with nurturing the core values of the sport. Everything they do is delivered with Irish cultural flavour and ‘craic’.
They deliver their philosophy and practice primarily through courses taking place in Ireland at Easter, Summer and Halloween. They also operate bespoke courses overseas in liaison with clubs and rugby bodies in countries like Spain, Portugal, Austria, Italy and more..
Their international students can enjoy a home stay with an Irish family to really benefit from the full Irish experience first hand. Residential options are available too for groups and teams wishing to remain as a unit for their stay.
Their coaching philosophy begins with a focus on delivering age specific holistic training programmes with rugby skills and values development as the core content. A relationship for the player with the Irish Rugby Institute is a journey beginning at formative levels all the way to adult rugby with a variety of opportunities available along the way to augment and embellish their rugby journey such as courses, camps, specialist tuition and international exchanges.
The programmes include: Individual skills/Units Skills/Position Specific Skills/Athletic Development/ Speed Work/Mental Prep/Cross Sports Skills/Team Building/Rugby History & Appreciation/Cross Nationality Teamship/Values/Fun
The IRI adheres to and believes in the Long Term Player Development pathway marked out by World Rugby. They work hard in structuring their courses to align to the developmental stages as researched and outlined. After many years working with the developing player they have numerous examples of players who have come through their system from Fun (Stage 1) right through to Preparation and Performance (Stage 2-3) many going on to excel with their province or country. Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden to name a few.
English language Classes are available (ACELS approved schools) to our overseas athletes who wish to further develop their academic language skills while training and soclialising in an English speaking environment.