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THAMES VALLEY RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

PO BOX 245, PAEROA.  07 862 6352 FAX 07 862 7677

Coaching Courses for 2021

World Rugby Developing Rugby Coaches  – Level 2 Course

  • Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th Feb 2021 – Waihi Athletic Rugby Club
    • 9:30am  – 3pm both days      

Gain a World Rugby Level 2 Certificate

The aim of the Developing Rugby Coaches Course is to provide coaches with the basic skills and knowledge required:

  • To understand the Principles of Play, how these lead to identifying the ‘coachable items’ in rugby, the roles within these items, and then able to analyse and teach the skills.
  • To create a learning environment.
  • To coach the game of rugby.

Who is this for: Senior Club Coaches, Secondary School Coaches, Representative Coaches

World Rugby Foundation – Level 1 Course

  • Wednesday 10th March 2021 – Thames High School Gymnasium
    • 6:30pm

Gain a World Rugby Level 1 Certificate

This Course is an elective course for coaches wanting to gain more knowledge and experience on how we analyse play- how we coach technique and what are the key attributes to successful coaching.

Who would better from this course: Coaches transitioning from U13’s Small Blacks to Junior secondary schools grades.

To register for any of the above courses please contact our Senior Rugby Development Officer Marcus Howie – marcus.howie@tvrfu.co.nz or phone 0272438656


Compulsory Courses for all Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Referees

Rugby Smart – All Representative, Senior Club & Secondary School grade coaches 

  • Monday 1st March:
    • Mercury Bay RFC – 6pm 
  • Wednesday 3rd March:
    • Paeroa Rugby & Sport Club – 6pm 
  • Monday 8th March:
    • Thames Rugby Club – 6pm 
  • Wednesday 17th March:
    • Waihi Athletic Rugby Club – 6pm 
  • Secondary School Coaches Wednesday 7th April:
    • Thames High School Gymnasium – 6pm

 For any information on Rugby Smart Courses please contact the Community Rugby Officer Kaitlin – kaitlin@tvrfu.co.nz


Small Blacks – All Junior Rugby Coaches

  • Monday 22nd March:
    • Paeroa Rugby & Sport Club – 6pm
  • Wednesday 24th March:
    • Thames Rugby Club – 6pm
  • Monday 29th March:
    • Whangamata Rugby & Sport Club – 6pm
  • Wednesday 31st March:
    • Mercury Bay Rugby Club – 6pm

 

For more information on Small Blacks Courses please contact the Junior Rugby Development Officer Scotty Day on scott@tvrfu.co.nz

What coaching training is available?

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) offers several coaching courses throughout the country. The courses are facilitated by the Thames Valley Rugby Union Rugby Development Officer (RDO) and are designed to meet the need of coaches at each level.

The NZR Rugby Smart safety course is compulsory for all coaches of U14 grade and above and must be attended each year. This course also provides a valuable coaching resource.

NZR Coaching Pathways

Opportunities exist to coach at every level, from school children, through to club level, provincial level, and progressing through to professional coaching at Super Rugby and All Blacks level. As opportunities arise you can progress as follows:

  1. Coaching Small Blacks Course
    A series of introductory modules that emphasize creating an environment of skill-development and fun. User-friendly coach’s handbooks and coaching resources are issued free to all coaches who attend the course.

    • Coaching Small Blacks Module and –
    • Beginning Rugby Course: for Under 6–Under 7 coaches or –
    • Learning Rugby Course: for Under 8–Under 10 coaches or –
    • Playing Rugby Course: for Under 11–Under 13 coaches
  1. Rugby Smart
    A 1 ½ hour presentation concentrating on injury prevention and peak performance in rugby union. Everyone involved in the coaching process of a team must attend every year regardless of whether or not they have attended a Rugby Smart presentation in previous years. This includes All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, technical advisors, specialist coaches. It is recommended that team managers also attend. The presentation includes information covering Injury prevention as well as best practice and technical coaching upskilling.  Compulsory for Everyone involved in the coaching process of Under 14 level teams (Secondary School) and up for 2019.
  1. Level 1 Foundation Course

This Course is an elective course for Coaches wanting to gain more knowledge and experience on how we analyse play- how we coach technique and what are the key attributes to successful coaching. Particularly targeted at those coaches transitioning from U13’s Small Blacks to U14’s secondary schools.

  1. Developing Rugby Coaches (Level II)
    The aim of the Developing Rugby Coaches Course is to provide coaches with the skills and knowledge required:
  • To understand the Principles of Play, how these lead to identifying the ‘coachable items’ in rugby, the roles within these items, and then able to analyse and teach the skills.
  • To create a learning environment.
  • To coach the game of rugby.

Coaches who fulfil all requirements of the course will gain an accreditation in the World Rugby / NZR Level II Developing Rugby Coaches course.

Recommended for age-grade coaches: U13–U21 including Club coaches, Secondary school coaches, Senior club coaches, Provincial age-grade coaches, National age grade coaches (Under 17, Under 19, Under 21), Provincial senior coaches.

  • Performance (Advanced) Coaching Course
    A course run by Super Rugby franchises based around functional role analysis, team selection, establishing an effective team culture, physical preparation and nutrition, back attack, law, applied individual skills training, game planning, advanced continuity skills, sport psychology and communication skills. Coaches completing this course will also gain the World Rugby Level 3 qualification (Analysing and Preparing Players).
    Recommended for:

    • First XV secondary school coaches
    • Senior club coaches
    • Provincial senior coaches
    • Provincial and national age-grade coaches
    • Super Rugby coaches
    • All Blacks coaches

Prerequisites: 1. Level II Accredited & Nomination by Provincial Union

  • Certificate in Practical Rugby Coaching
    A course that gives coaches a better understanding of the practical components involved in coaching rugby in a series of modules that are user-friendly and interesting for all participants. Modules may include:

    • Lineouts
    • Scrums
    • Backlines
    • Opposed trainings
    • Goal-kicking
    • Defence

Entry is open for all coaches at all levels.

Please make contact with the Thames Valley RDO if you are interested in attending any of the above courses or would like further information.

Other Local Coaching Courses

Provincial Rugby Unions facilitate a variety of coaching courses to assist club and school coaches in their province. Contact the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer on marcus.howie@tvrfu.co.nz for more details on coaching courses in your area.

Coaching Resources

www.coachingtoolbox.co.nz  is the official NZR coaching website where all coaches can upskill themselves in their own time.