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New to Coaching

Courses which will develop the foundation skills behind coaching Rugby Union

The coaching landscape

Please select a box to find where you are in the coaching landscape.

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.

Visit the online course booking system to secure your place now.

CPD - Scrum Factory

The Scrum Factory aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum, particularly the front row. The course is designed to help coaches and players to understand individual and collective techniques, as well as position specific conditioning.

Meaningful sessions can be delivered regardless of numbers attending training and with minimal equipment and expense to the club or school.

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How to Coach

An introduction to the basic tools of coaching to be launched in 2013.

IRB Online Laws Test

Test your knowledge of the laws of rugby by taking the IRB's online exam here.

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.

Visit the online course booking system to secure your place now.