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Coach

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

The coaching landscape

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

CPD - Planning and Periodisation, 15-a-side game

This course will assist coaches in their season long planning, taking into account the needs and demands on players, so that they are able to produce a coherent programme.

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CPD - Game Planning, 15-a-side game

By the end of this module, the coach should be able to plan a basic game plan, building upon your coaching & playing philosophy & the strength and weaknesses of your players and the team.

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CPD - Goal Setting, 15-a-side game

A vital goal for coaches is to ensure all young players enjoy the experience, environment and ethos of the game. They also need to set goals around their academic demands. What are a player's aspirations, or whose aspirations are they? This module highlights and discusses some of the things that motivate people and influence their goals.

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CPD - Player Profiling, 15-a-side game

Player Profiling is the most accurate, objective way to analyse ability. Coaches should be aware of the benefits of effective profiling and devise templates to gather accurate information. Inaccurate profiling affects the coach-player relationship, so this course highlights the need for objective data, from evidence, not opinion or assumption.

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CPD - Coaching Sevens

This course introduces coaches to the principles of coaching seven-a-side rugby and develops their understanding of attacking and defensive frameworks from phase play and set-piece. It will be of use for devising practices and by offering coaching models that help to use these practices with players.

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CPD - Strength and Conditioning L2

A qualification giving specialist knowledge on coaching stength and conditioning for rugby union players.

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CPD - Boxing for Rugby Conditioning

A one day course to train coaches in the use of non-contact, Olympic-style boxing skills tailored to meet the needs of rugby union players.

The course is not in itself a coaching qualification and is intended to augment existing coaching knowledge and experience.

On completion of the course, students will be able to: give instruction on the basics of safety in the use of boxing equipment and drills; give instruction on the basics of boxing technique; explain and demonstrate the use of a variety of boxing equipment; and plan and supervise non-contact sparring sessions for groups of rugby players.

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Divisional Coaching Conferences

These are Coach Education and information events organised by the RFU Game Development team, using expert presenters to deliver a wide range of rugby related themes.

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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: www.skillsactive.com/coachclean