Coaches Information

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Prerequisite to Level 1 and 2:

Rugby Ready:
The IRB Rugby Ready programme was launched in October 2007 to educate, aid and support players, coaches, match officials and unions on the importance of sufficient preparation for training and playing in order for rugby to be played and enjoyed while reducing the risk of serious injury.

prerequisite to Level 2:

Scrum Factory:
For Coaches, Players and Referees.
The Scrum Factory aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum effectively and safely, particularly the front row.

By helping coaches and players to understand individual and collective techniques required, together with position specific conditioning, this 2.5 hour practical course covers physical preparation, body management and body shape. The course is suitable for coaches of both genders and players of all levels and age groups

Award Course:

Coaching Children Rugby Union - UKCC Level 1:
This course recognises the ever changing needs of players as they grow and how to develop the specific skills of the coaches required to meet those needs. The Coaching Children Rugby Union (Level 1) course provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes essential in developing children’s social, personal, physical and mental skills in conjunction with the technical and tactical aspects of the game of Rugby Union.

In order to develop confident, competent, decision making players it is necessary to develop confident, competent, decision making people. This goes beyond rugby and requires knowledge other than technical and tactical. This course will cover a number of important areas associated with child development, including; developing fundamental movement skills and – Confidence, Competence Creativity, Connection (teamwork), Character & caring – The 5Cs - through rugby union.


The RFU Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union - UKCC Level 2:
Coaches working in the Youth and Adult game (U13 upwards) will be expected to attend a new qualification. The RFU Coaching Award, which will be Level 2 equivalent. This course, as with the children’s course, will reflect the environment the coach practices in i.e. the 15 a side game. Whilst there will still be an emphasis on the knowledge, skills and attributes of the coach and how they utilise both coaching process and session delivery methods greater attention will be given to the application of the principles of play, the tactical aspects of defence and attack as well as the use of key factors in building and playing from set piece.


CPD Course

The Line out Game:
By the end of this course the coaches will be able to plan and implement innovative and action packed line-out
sessions while maintaining a focus on the specific skills required. The course is offered to three different coaching
populations with the content and approach appropriate to the level of players being coached.


Ruck and Maul:
By the end of this course, coaches will have a better understanding of and the tools to coach continuity of
possession in the Maul & Ruck area by appropriate and effective support to utilise the ball carrier’s needs and
options. The course is offered to three different coaching populations with the content and approach appropriate
to the level of players being coached


Continuity in Attack:
By the end of this course, coaches will have a better understanding of and material to coach, continuity of
possession in the contact area by appropriate and effective support to utilise the ball carrier’s needs and options.
The course is offered to three different coaching populations with the content and approache appropriate to the
level of players being coached.


Defence in Phase Play
By the end of this course the coach should be able to coach defensive policies & structures in a simplified system,
achievable for both participation and performance players. The course is offered to two different coaching
populations with the content and approaches appropriate to the level of players being coached.

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