Coaches level 1 - Introducing rugby


Prerequisite: Nil

Duration: 8 hours

Assessment: No assessment; provision of certificate for full attendance Outline:The purpose of this introductory course is to enable coaches to acquire basic skills so that players new to the game learn to play in safe, enjoyable competition.

Course details:

The course focuses on the following aspects of the game:

  • Playing charter and the principles of rugby
  • Individual core skills and safety in contact
  • Practise and planning
  • Risk Management and ethics
  • Role of the coach
  • Modified rugby game
  • Laws
  • Application of pre designed practise sessions

 Level 1 Coaching - course content - ENG
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 Level 1 Coaching - course content - ITA
 Level 1 Coaching - course content - RUS

Useful Resources

The 'Play the Game' teaching and coaching resources were developed by Janet Jones Associates for the Dragons Rugby Trust.

The Trust has authorised the International Rugby Board to utilise and adapt the resources to support the development of the game worldwide. Copyright remains the property of the Dragons Rugby Trust but the resources may be reproduced in any format as long as this is not for commercial gain.

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