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Developing Coach

Acquiring skills and knowledge to shape your coaching

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.

How to Coach

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

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.

Coach Clean

An interactive e-learning programme designed to give coaches the knowledge and understanding to help guide athletes in clean sport. Coach Clean has been developed by sports coach UK and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and is the only anti-doping course that relates to the coach’s role.

With Coach Clean, you’ll be able to:

• support clean sport

• improve your understanding of anti-doping and what this means for coaches and athletes

• better prepare athletes for testing

• explain the wide-reaching consequences of an anti-doping rule violation

• learn how to promote clean sport in your own coaching environment with new ideas.

You can access Coach Clean for £25. Find out more by visiting: