This two-day course is specifcally designed for coaches of Mini rugby (6yrs-12yrs) where players are being introduced to rugby for the first time and participating in games of reduced numbers (8’s, 10’s and 12-a-side).

The focus is on safety & enjoyment with the coach acting as ‘guide’ in a player-centred process. Developing players’ all-round skills and game-understanding with an emphasis on Physical Literacy appropriate to the stages of development of each individual are the key technical, tactical & physical module objectives.

The course develops the coach as ‘Guide’.

ENTRY CRITERIA

There is no entry requirement; however, priority (where applicable) will be given to participants who were actively involved in coaching Mini Rugby.

ACCREDITATION (Immediately)

– Full course attendance (all modules).
– Practical demonstration (within course) of safety awareness in skills requiring contact.
– Sign-off and commitment to IRFU Child Welfare Policy document.
– Participants must be 16yrs of age.

Important Note: Coaches aged 16-18 yrs old are restricted to performing in an Assistant Coach role, under the direct supervision and guidance of an Accredited Mini Rugby coach aged 18yrs or older.

RE-ACCREDITATION

Attend update clinic (4 years)
Liable to adjustment as required

Numbers per course: 40 maximum / 15 minimum

Related

Register for “Redefining Success in Coaching with Dr Jean Côté”