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.



Coaching Strategy Launch and Age Grade Law Variation Consultation

In line with the organisations 2013-2016 strategic plan, and the sportscotland coaching framework, Scottish Rugby has developed a new coaching strategy and would like to notify you of a series of launch events

The events will be the official launch of the strategy, and will provide you with an opportunity to hear about its specific components, and how Scottish Rugby plans to implement them.

The evening will also involve a consultation on the age grade law variations (AGLV). The AGLVs are currently under review and we are in a position to consult with club and school coaches, teachers, club coach coordinators and directors of rugby in order to define the way forward.

Your attendance at this event would be very much appreciated, as you are integral to the Coaching Strategy’s success, and the AGLV Review. If you are available please email Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator ( ) and confirm which venue you wish to attend.  

Please also find a promotional poster, which we would appreciate you circulating to your club or school. 

Aberdeen Grammar RFC  Monday 28th April, 6:15pm-9:00pmOPEN
Gannochy National Tennis Centre, Stirling  Tuesday 29th April, 7:15pm-10:00pmOPEN
Cumnock RFC Wednesday 30th April, 6:15pm-9:00pmOPEN
Bell’s Sport Centre, Perth    Monday 5th May, 6:15pm-9:00pmOPEN
Murrayfield Stadium, 1925 suites   Thursday 8th May, 6:15pm-9:00pmOPEN
Cartha Queens Park RFC Monday 12th May, 6:15pm-9:00pmOPEN
Melrose RFC Tuesday 13th May 6:00pm-9.00pmOPEN
Inverness Ice CentreWednesday 14th May, 6:15pm-9:00pmOPEN


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.

To register, please contact Claire Scott, Coaching Development Administrator at stating the venue you wish to attend. 




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

To register, please contact Claire Scott, Coaching Development Administrator at stating the venue you wish to attend. 




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)