Coaching Senior Rugby

Coach Registration 2020

Click here to register as a Coach for 2020

Coach Courses

NZR Policy makes the following courses compulsory for all coaches.

Revised Rugby Smart Course

If you have already registered pre-COVID-19 you do not need to complete another registration form.
Step 1: Complete an online coaching form, either through your clubs sporty website OR through the following link:
Step 2: Select a course to attend on your registration form
Step 3: Online learning quiz
Step 4. Attend a workshop
From U11 grade up to Premier level: 2 coaches are required to attend a coaching course
Note Coaches from any club can attend any of the courses below, whether you are coaching at the host venue club or another.
Rugbysmart Rugby Park – Wednesday, July 8. 6pm Referees Club room

Rugby Smart

All coaches and assistant coaches who are involved with teams from Under 14 and above are required to attend a Rugby Smart Coaching Workshop every season. NZR Policy makes this course compulsory.

Rugby Smart has evolved into a very valuable resource for Rugby Coaches of all levels. While its main objective continues to be injury prevention and concussion, the 90-minute interactive workshop provides practical coaching tips and strategies based around safe technique for the contact area of Rugby.

Foundation Coaching Course 

This World Rugby Level 1 Coaching course provides coaches with the basic skills for coaching rugby and helping players to play the game with satisfaction, skill and enjoyment. It explains and demonstrates the skills of the game, and requires course applicants to apply these skills, so they in turn can coach players to employ them safely and successfully. Practical information on planning and management supports this on-field knowledge. This course will give participants the knowledge and skills they need to coach players in the game of rugby. It is predominantly aimed at coaches who are currently coaching Junior and Secondary School rugby, plus coaches who are new to coaching rugby.

Developing Rugby Coaches Course 

  • This World Rugby Level 2 Coaching Course aims to provide coaches with the basic skills and knowledge required:
  • To understand the Principles of Play, how these lead to identifying the ‘coach-able 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 fulfill all requirements of the course will receive a qualification that is recognized worldwide. It is best suited to coaches coaching teams from Under 13 through to Premier Rugby.

Resources & Useful links

Rugby Toolbox – for skills/drills & all things rugby

Small Blacks – A fun informative resource for coaches of U6-U13

Headfirst – Mental wellbeing resource set up by NZR

For more information contact our Coach & Referee Development Manager:  Miah Nikora, or 0275957056


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