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Coaching the XV a side game - UKCC Level 2

This course has been specifically designed to advance those coaches who may have been working with children in rugby union and now begin the transition to the 15-a-side game.

The course also acts as an entry to the qualification programme for those coaches who are currently coaching 15-a-side rugby, but have not been involved in coaching children rugby union.

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CPD - Back Play Attack from the Set Piece, 15-a-side game

The strategy and tactics of the backs should reflect the skills of your players.The most important area may be how space is attacked. The ability to manage the space in front and between the teams is vital. Players should understand that pressure cannot be applied to the opposition unless they put themselves under pressure. This module helps coaches condition sessions to develop decision-making in the face of varying scenarios.

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CPD - Understanding the Kicking Game, 15-a-side

Traditionally, the coach tells the players when to kick and the player kicks. However, will this impact on the player’s decision making skills? By working in a game format the players have multiple opportunities to explore tactically and technically through discovery learning. Kicking lends itself to varied game related activities that are both enjoyable and educational, some of which are covered during the kicking module.

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CPD - The Lineout Game, 15-a-side game

The lineout module explores, through a game-sense approach, innovative and active practices maximising player involvement. Coaches must monitor fatigue as this approach may mean far more jumping and lifting than in a match, and safety is always of paramount importance.

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CPD - Maul and Ruck, 15-a-side game

This module focuses on players' lack of game understanding at the breakdown, partly due to expectations embedded by the traditional drill format. The drill is an excellent tool for developing technique in isolation but of little value for game understanding.

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CPD - Defence in Phase play, 15-a-side game

The target audience for the Defence in Phase Play course is under-16 age group and above. Younger players should focus on tackle technique and scoring tries. The course is based on a set of philosophies and is not a system in itself. If players lack tackle skills, a defence system may have limited success.

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CPD - Team Selection, 15-a-side game

The process of team selection in clubs is often based on subjective judgment, or a gut feeling on how a player is performing or may perform. Team selection is one of the most regular activities carried out on a weekly basis. The team selection course helps coaches to be both proactive and reactive in selecting.

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