Coach Education Workshops & Conferences

Scottish Rugby deliver a number of coach education workshops and conferences targeted at specific age groups, linked closely with Long Term Player Development (LTPD) resources and principles.

To register onto any of these FREE workshops, please contact the person highlighted against the specific session.


Game Coaching Workshops

The following workshops will be delivered by Colin Ireland, a coaching specialist with vast experience within mini rugby and game coaching practice. The workshops will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor delivery and are free of charge.

Please contact Claire Scott, Coaching Development Administrator at to register. 




Bells Sport Centre, Perth



Falkirk RFC

Wednesday 23 April 6.00pm-9.00pm


Stewarty RFC

Sunday 27 April 9.00am-12.00pm


Kilmarnock RFC

Tuesday 29 April 6.00pm-9.00pm


Murrayfield Stadium

Tuesday 13 May 6.30pm-9.30pm



Level 1 in IRB Coaching Rugby Sevens

The Level 1 in IRB Coaching Rugby Sevens has been designed for new and aspiring rugby sevens coaches, and will be delivered by trained IRB educators.

Scottish Rugby launched ‘A Year of Sevens’ back in January with 2014 welcoming the third Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s and a home Commonwealth Games, at which rugby sevens will play a key part at Ibrox Stadium. As well as these international events, this course becomes another element in building a legacy for the sport that was created in the Border town, Melrose.

This course focuses on the following aspects of the game: 

  • Principles of 7 a side rugby
  • Team profiling
  • Performance goals
  • Key factor analysis
  • Functional role analysis
  • Tactics
  • Preparation for a tournament
  • Team analysis
  • Practical application of key factor and functional role analysis

Please contact Claire Scott, Coaching Development Administrator at to register. 




Orkney RFC

Saturday 19 April 2014 9.00am-5.00pm


Rubislaw Aberdeen Grammar RFC

Sunday 15 June 2014 9.00am-5.00pm


Broadwood Stadium, Glasgow

Sunday 6 July 2014 9.00am-5.00pm


Forthbank Stadium, Stirling

Sunday 1 March 2015 9.00am-5.00pm



Local Coaching Workshop Programme 2013/14

The workshops highlighted on the attached regional downloads are an opportunity for coaches and teachers to develop their knowledge of specific technical, tactical, physical, mental and lifestyle elements of the game - content covered in the Coaching Tag and Mini Rugby resource (pdf) and Coaching Youth Rugby resource (pdf).

The workshops are delivered by local Rugby Development Officers. Please register by contacting the appropriate contact listed with each session.  


Borders and East Lothian

Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian

Tayside & Fife


Highlands & Islands 


Glasgow North 

Glasgow South 


Support Materials for Educators:

Educator notes - Defence and Contest Possession - LTPD Stage 1&2 (pdf)

Educator notes - Continuity and Breakdown - LTPD Stage 1&2 (pdf)