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Developing Coach

Acquiring skills and knowledge to shape your coaching in the 15-a-side game.

The coaching landscape

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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 Set Piece, 15-a-side game

When coaches devise the strategic and tactical approach to the backline play of their teams, it is important to apply strategies that reflect the skill development of their players. This course will help coaches to work on practicing strike moves and also condition practice 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

This module looks at the longer-term development of players and the acceptance of process and performance targets, not just outcome. It explores innovative and active practices maximising player involvement in the lineout. Coaches must monitor fatigue because the practices involve more jumping and, when age-appropriate, more lifting than in a match and safety is of paramount importance.

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

This module focuses on lack of game understanding at the breakdown, partly due to the conditioning embedded by the traditional drill format. The drill is an excellent tool for developing technique in isolation but is of little value in game understanding. To maximise enjoyment, players should be coached to tackle correctly in defence and keep the ball alive in attack.

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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. This 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. The system designed should not be complex, as players need to switch constantly from attack to defence during a game and adopt the shape when tired.

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CPD - Team Selection, 15-a-side game

The team selection course helps coaches to be both proactive and reactive in selecting. Aligned with the principles of play, the course provides the focus on which consistency is based. Profiling of players and identifying positional requirements to meet a game plan helps coaches consider individual players that may not be automatic choices.

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