Coaching Children Rugby Union

Qualifications for Coaching Children Rugby Union (Primary 4-7)

Below is an outline of each qualification (current or proposed) within the coach education model relating to coaching children rugby union. A key change in approach is the integration of refereeing content into a number of qualifications, notably the entry level courses. 

Coaching Children Rugby Union (UKCC Level 1)

Working with Children in Rugby Union is a rewarding experience, and this qualification course offers guidance on developing the whole child through the game. It will qualify you to coach and referee (game coaching) children in Rugby Union; through your work you will be better able to develop core skills and core values in young players in an active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe environment. 

Aims

On completion coaches will be able to:-

  • Demonstrate equitable qualities appropriate to the role and responsibilities of rugby union coach of children
  • Understand the principles of coaching
  • Know how to plan, establish and maintain a safe coaching environment
  • Understand how to plan and support the delivery of activities that are age and stage appropriate for all players
  • Understand how to develop own coaching practice

Outline

This course is organised by approved coaching centres and delivered by SRU accredited coach educators. It will last approximately 21 hours (16 hours on course, 5 hours home study) and coaches must attend all three days to receive the final qualification

Assessment

This course is competence based and involves on-course appraisal. It involves both classroom and outdoor practical activities, where coaches will be expected to participate fully in all sessions. 

Coaching Children Rugby Union: Advanced (UKCC Level 2)

Course Cost: tbc

Available 2014/15 season. Date tbc

This will act as a progression for experienced children's coaches who have undertaken their Coaching and Refereeing Children Rugby Union (UKCC Level 1) qualification and attended specific CPD workshops (to be defined). This course will be aimed at lead coaches within mini rugby, and those who are responsible for leading and managing rugby programmes at their club or school.

 

 Please contact Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator (Email: claire.scott@sru.org.uk  Tel:0131 346 5167; 07773 082924) should you have any questions.

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