March 6, 2012 by paul  
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The RFU’s Coach Development Courses are continually reviewed to ensure they reflect best practice and the needs of the players and their coaches.

RFU Coach Development courses include:

Foundation (Tag Rugby, Rugby Leaders, ‘IRB RugbyReady’ Player Safety Course)

Qualification courses (Levels 1 – 4), and

Continuous Personal Development (CPD) courses i.e. Coaching Continuity, Back play etc.

All of which will be underpinned by the new RFU Coach Licence which will give members access to a new on-line coaching academy. This reflects the need for coaches to continually develop their rugby knowledge and coaching skills to ensure they provide the best experience to players.

Successful candidates on RFU Coaching qualification courses will become licensed provided they agree to abide by the terms & conditions of the licence. Licences remain ‘live’ for 3 years and can be maintained through regular attendance at CPD (3 events in 3 years).

What is Changing?

Existing Award New Award Description Prerequisites for entry
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union Coaching Children Rugby Union Award

(UKCC Level 1)

Entry point for coaches of Mini/Midi Players [U7 to U12]

Provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes essential to developing children’s social, personal, physical and mental skills through the technical and tactical aspects of the game of Rugby Union.

Attendance at a Rugby Ready Course within the last year

Tag Course or Rugby Leaders recommended

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union RFU Coaching Award

(UKCC Level 2)

Entry point for coaches of the 15-a-side Game

Provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively coach young players or adults in the 15-a-side game.

Develops coaching skills and the technical & tactical aspects of defence and attack together with unit skills and developing play from set piece.

Hold a UKCC Rugby Union Level 1 & attended recognised CPD since qualification.

Or, if a direct entrant:

Coaching the 15-a-side game and recently attended Scrum Factory Course and a Rugby Ready course.

Pre-course work

1. Coaching Process – online

2. Coaching Philosophy (some examples online)

3. Coaching through Small sided Games – example sessions online

Warm up/Cool down principles, prepare a warm up

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union RFU Advanced Coaching Award

(UKCC Level 3)

Provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to plan an annual coaching programme to develop the whole team and game planning.

Develops performance analysis, profiling, and goal setting tools to design, implement and evaluate coaching programmes

Mentor & Assessor support is provided to the coach in their own coaching environment.

Hold a UKCC Rugby Union Level 2.

Attended at least 2 of the 4 Towards Level 3 CPD courses – from Player Profiling, Planning and Periodisation, Game Planning and Goal Setting

Coaching commitment to a 15-a-side team.

Level 4 Certificate RFU Level 4 Coaching Provide coaches with ‘cutting edge’ knowledge and skills to coach effectively in the talent development, Hold a UKCC Rugby Union Level 3

Significant experience of

Scrum Factory CPD – 16th November @ Pinner RFC book now

October 12, 2011 by paul  
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CPD Scrum Factory

Sir Les Chaffe – Club Coaching Coordinator has commited Pinner to a CPD on 16th Nov (Scrum Factory) He will need to see how many of our coaches are ready to take this CPD. Let him know, these are really useful and great fun

leschaffe@yahoo.com

The Scrum Factory is a new RFU CPD course designed to support coaches in their coaching of safe, effective body position in the scrum.
Please note we have managed to get a CPD scrum course at Pinner RFC
The Scrum Factory is for all coaching levels to improve their knowledge of the scrum and delivery of a scrum session.
This course is an essential tool and its great that we have it at Pinner RFC

£15.50 (incl. VAT) unless stated otherwise

The Scrum Factory aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum effectively and safely, particularly the front row.  By helping coaches and players to understand individual and collective techniques required, together with position specific conditioning, this 2.5 hour practical course covers physical preparation, body management and body shape. The course is suitable for coaches of both genders and players of all levels and age groups.

Specifically trained scrum developers will demonstrate a range of practices and encourage coaches and players to develop their knowledge and understanding of the scrum. Each coach who attends will receive a Scrum Factory DVD and coaching guide.

The course will:

• Challenge traditional methods of scrum coaching which may be predominantly machine-based.

• Emphasise the value of innovative coaching.

• Emphasise the value of creating peer coaching groups.

• Challenge how and why coaches identify and select players to play within the scrum.

• Emphasise the value and benefits of all players being coached on individual body posture.

A Safe Focus:

• Promote safe and effective scrummaging as an integral part of the game.

• Demonstrate good practice and underline recent developments in scrummage coaching.

• Increase coaches confidence in coaching the scrum.

• Hone the core skills required to develop and maintain safe, effective scrummaging.

• Develop clear, objective and focussed observation and technical fault correction.

Scrum Factory (For Coaches, Players and Referees) dates to follow

June 7, 2011 by paul  
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Scrum Factory (For Coaches, Players and Referees)

£15.50 (incl. VAT) unless stated otherwise

The Scrum Factory aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum effectively and safely, particularly the front row.  By helping coaches and players to understand individual and collective techniques required, together with position specific conditioning, this 2.5 hour practical course covers physical preparation, body management and body shape. The course is suitable for coaches of both genders and players of all levels and age groups.

Specifically trained scrum developers will demonstrate a range of practices and encourage coaches and players to develop their knowledge and understanding of the scrum. Each coach who attends will receive a Scrum Factory DVD and coaching guide.

The course will:

• Challenge traditional methods of scrum coaching which may be predominantly machine-based.

• Emphasise the value of innovative coaching.

• Emphasise the value of creating peer coaching groups.

• Challenge how and why coaches identify and select players to play within the scrum.

• Emphasise the value and benefits of all players being coached on individual body posture.

A Safe Focus:

• Promote safe and effective scrummaging as an integral part of the game.

• Demonstrate good practice and underline recent developments in scrummage coaching.

• Increase coaches confidence in coaching the scrum.

• Hone the core skills required to develop and maintain safe, effective scrummaging.

• Develop clear, objective and focussed observation and technical fault correction.

Tag Rugby Courses now available

June 7, 2011 by paul  
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TAG Rugby Coaching Course       £21.00 (incl. VAT)

All courses run from 1900-2130 – unless stated otherwise.

Tag Rugby is a fast-moving, non-contact invasion game suitable for boys and girls to play together. The key to the game is enjoyment, with running and handling skills to the fore. The Start Coaching Tag Rugby course lasts for approximately three hours and is practical-based.

The minimum age for the Tag Coaching course is 14.

Course Dates CB Venue Closing date for applications
Monday Sept 26th 2011,

1915-2145

Herts. Harpenden September 19th 2011
Sunday 31st July 2011

1000-1230

Essex South Woodham Ferrers 25th July 2011
Sunday 18th March 2012 Middlesex London Welsh 9th March 2012

Rugby Ready Courses now available

June 7, 2011 by paul  
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Everybody involved in coaching, refereeing and playing rugby needs a sense of safe practice. The IRB Rugby Ready programme is intended to raise awareness of good practice and help stakeholders manage the inherent risks of the sport by putting appropriate safeguards in place.

Please note:  You will need to complete the Rugby Ready (“Safety”) practical course before starting your Level One course. The minimum age for Rugby Ready is 16 (Level 1-18).

All courses run from 1900 to 2130 unless stated otherwise.

Course Dates CB Venue Closing date for applications and comments
Wednesday, 29th June

1900-2145

Eastern Counties Shelford RFC 22nd June 2011
Monday 12th September

1900-2145

Eastern Counties Harwich RFC 5th September 2011
Monday 6 July 1900-2145 Essex Witham RUFC 30 June 2011
Wednesday 13 July 1900-2145 Essex Barking RUFC 6 July 2011
Sunday 17th July 2011

1000-1300

Essex South Woodham Ferrers 10th July 2011
Monday, July 11th 2011 Herts. Fullerians 4th July  2011
Monday Sept 19th 2011,

1915-2200

Herts. Harpenden 12th September  2011
Sun 26th June 2011 1100-1400 Middlesex Ruislip RFC 19th June 2011
Monday 4th July 2011 Middlesex Finchley RFC 27th June 2011

U10 – U13 Coaching Clinic

June 7, 2011 by paul  
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Description: U10 – U13 Coaching Clinic

Date: Saturday 3rd September 2010

Venue: Old Deer Park  - Richmond

Team Entry Fee: £30.00

Time: 11:00 – 13:00*

The coaching session is an opportunity for U10, U11, U12 and U13 players to receive advice from coaches from Saracens, London Irish and Wasps. The session fee includes an hour and half coaching, a T-Shirt and a match ticket for the London Double Header.

The coaching content will mirror the drills, games and exercises of the professionals and aims to provide a fun packed session for the first weekend of the season leaving your young players enthused, energetic and prepared for the months ahead

We encourage clubs to make group bookings, although individual bookings will also be accepted for the coaching session. Please can you ensure you or your U10 – U13 managers, or parents booking individuals, provide me with an indication via email if they are interested in taking part as soon as possible.

Due to expected high demand places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and payment for entry must therefore be received along with the attached entry form in advance of Friday 22nd July to secure your place.

‘Breaking Down the ‘Breakdown’

April 4, 2011 by paul  
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I hope that you are well and that you have enjoyed the season to date. As the season starts to reach it’s dramatic and hopefully successful conclusion, the coaching staff behind the Saracens success on the field continue to aid the development of coaches from Partner Clubs and Partner Schools through the Saracens Coach Education Programme. During the victory against Leeds coaches from across our community were in attendance for the ‘Observation & Analysis’ session delivered by Saracens Team Manager Mike Hynard. The session focused on the planning that goes in to preparing for a Premiership fixture which included details analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Leeds side. On cue the first two tries came from areas that the Saracens Coaches’ had highlighted as areas to attack.

The next session for the Saracens Coach Education Programme will be delivered on the 18th April by Alex Sanderson. The session will focus on the contentious area of that is the breakdown. Alex Sanderson will share his thoughts and insight in the session entitled ‘Breaking Down the ‘Breakdown’ and will look at how teams can be more effective in both attack and defence.

The breakdown is becoming ever more important with games being decided by which team dominates, manages or pushes the laws most effectively at the collision zone. Small margins between quick and slow ball, between slowing the ball legally or penalised for offences at the breakdown are deciding who will be victorious come the final whistle. Every fan, referee and player has a ‘different’ view on the tackle area and the session will offer a unique insight in to how Alex Sanderson and Saracens view and approach the ‘Breakdown’  for Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup fixtures.

Places are priced at only £10.00 per head and will provide an opportunity to attend a theory seminar and observe a practical session utilising National League players. To book your place or for further information please contact alexaustebrerry@saracens.net on 01707 285 026.

Date: Monday 18th April 2011

Venue: Old Albanians RFC (AL3 6BB)

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Cost: £10

Level 1 coaching certificate dates update

January 30, 2011 by paul  
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There are now published latest dates for completing the RFU Level 1 coaching certificate in Middlesex.

This course is available to any player/parent or current coaching members who have completed their Rugby Ready course earlier this season @ Pinner. The following have completed their Rugby Ready and are eligible:

Andy Nash, Angus Wilson, Brad Seiler, Chris Jepsen, Dom Wright, Graham Machell, Joshua Reed, Ollie Blazey, Philip Bristow, Reza Sibilant, Simon Whitcombe, Richard Evans

Below are the following dates, applications have to made individually via the RFU website

When:

Induction Eve 2nd March  

Practical Days

6th & 27th March 2011

Where:

Isleworth & Syon School

Ridgeway Road
Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ

Applications made no later than:

15th February 2011

Course Application Process

Please submit your application form and payment as early as possible (and no later than 21 days prior to the start of the course) to the Regional Coaching Centre as your place cannot be confirmed without both of these. Joining instructions will be sent to you within two weeks of the course start date.

Due to the need to provide and pay for facilities, resources and delivery staff, full or part refunds may not be available to candidates who withdraw or who do not attend. Please refer to the course application form for further details.

Payment

Cheques: Please submit your application form together with a cheque payable to “RFD Ltd” and send to the regional Coaching Centre.

Credit Cards: Please email / post your application and then telephone 0208 831 7499

(Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 17:00 hours only) to pay by Visa, MasterCard and/or Debit Card.  Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union      £105 (incl. VAT)

Please note you will need to complete the Goodyear Rugby Ready (“Safety”) practical course before starting your Level One course.  Please send a copy of your IRB Goodyear Rugby Ready Certificate with your completed application form.

LEVEL 1 COACHING AWARD – 21 hours (2 ½ days)

Course description:
This course provides an introduction to rugby union and the principles of safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of young people, as an assistant under the supervision of a qualified coach. It offers an opportunity for aspiring rugby union coaches to develop their knowledge of how to coach a local club team or similar effectively, either via the modified game of mini/midi or 15-a-side play. The Award sits within the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate.

Course content:
At the end of the course, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • generic coaching skills
  • rugby specific coaching skills
  • coach and player development
  • good practice in club management and coaching
  • health and safety
  • working with parents, attitudes and ethics
  • basic laws of rugby union.

Resources provided:
Candidate pack and a variety of learning materials, including a Level 1 Certificate Coaching Rugby Union (L1CCRU) handbook coaching DVD and Law Book.

Qualification gained:
L1CCRU Certificate.

Eligibility:
Minimum age 16.
Qualified teachers, trainee teachers and AOTTs.
It is recommended that coaches have a two year playing or coaching background, or have worked in coaching for one season since attending a Tag or Mini / Midi course.

Assessment:
The internal assessment component is conducted alongside candidates’ programmes of training, and includes planning and delivering a coaching session and delivering a number of pre-planned sessions as outlined by the tutor. There is also an internally assessed open book, multi-choice test.

Practical/theory Ratio:
General mix of practical and theory.

Fun Mini Rugby Games 5-8 yr olds

October 13, 2010 by paul  
Filed under Coaching/training/CPD

As the CCC I hope to enhance your coaching and knowledge of the game and coaching to others. I have investigated a couple of coaching manuals and have purchased this one; mainly for coaches of the younger members of the mini section, although many of the games can be adapted for all age ranges.

such games include:

Zombie Chief, Action Jacks, Don’t feed the monkeys, The Tomb etc

It’s worth having a look at especially as we are looking to introduce the RFU proficiency Awards (coaching meeting/briefing session TBA)

cheers

Spud

ok technical problem – will sort out link shortly! the files to big…… still working on it!

booklet

Level 1 Coaching courses available

October 8, 2010 by paul  
Filed under Coaching/training/CPD, Notices

I have just recieved this information  from the RFU regarding Level coaching for those who are interested / have completed Rugby Ready course

Please note there are still places available on the forthcoming courses in Middlesex:

Level 1 Middlesex Uni. 4 November – 9 – Closing Date 20 October 2010

Level 1 Colchester 6th Form 17 November – 12 – Closing Date 3 November 2010

Level 1 Wymondham 17 November – 12 – Closing Date 3 November 2010

Level 1 North Herts College 24 November – 6 – Closing Date 10 November 2010

Please can you let your coaches know of these availabilities – all applications (FORM ATTACHED) should be returned with payment to the approved centre at:

RFU London Coaching Centre, Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucestershire. GL19 3BE

All coaches should have completed the Rugby Ready pre-requisite prior to this course – all details at www.rfu.com/coach – London North Non- Award pages

ApplicationForm (link)

Saracens (partner club) Coaching program launch and key dates (CPD)

September 9, 2010 by paul  
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Hi to all, our club Partner; Saracens, are providing a series of coaching courses, as a club partner we get some of these free other require a payment. They will be run by the Saracens coaching team and look really great. They are open to all members of the club; players, coaches and parents, the booking information is below or alternatively contact the CCC (club coaching coordinator) aka Spud pinnerrugby@gmail.com if you are interested. Club captain Reza Sibilant, Club partner Ambassador Les Chaffe and the CCC attending a meeting the other week to find out about such events available please use them, improve your game, skills and knowledge and raise the profile of the club in the area (apart from one other club we were the only Middlesex representatives at the meeting and Saracens are now aware of us (in the good sense!)

The launch of the season for the Saracens Coach Education programme that starts with the first session on the 21st September. This of the first of eight sessions that will run throughout the season for you and your club members

To book a place or places on the session could not be easier, just respond to this email with the number of places you would like to book along with the name and contact details of those attending. If you have any question or queries then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help.

The below sessions are open to all age group coaches from U9 – 1st XV and we actively encourage you come along and share the knowledge of these coaches above.

•       Tuesday 21st September Back to Basics – Developing key skills for the modern game       (FREE – NO CHARGE)

•       Monday 1st November Scrummaging – Analysis Saracens Storm

•       Tuesday 7th December Kicking – Game Changing & Tactic Defining

•       Tuesday 18th January The Skills Jazz with Faz

•       Sunday 20th February Saracens vs. Leeds –Observation & Analysis

•       Tuesday 15th March Video Analysis

•       Monday 11th April Specialist session for Backs

•       Wednesday 1st June Preparing Players Preseason & In Season

The cost of these session vary, for further information or to book you place please contact alexausterberry@saracens.net on 07894783136 or visit www.saracens.com

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union Dates/venues 2010-11

August 17, 2010 by paul  
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Please note you will need to complete the Goodyear Rugby Ready (“Safety”) practical course before starting your Level One course.  Please send a copy of your IRB Goodyear Rugby Ready Certificate with your completed application form.

Any questions speak to the Club Coaching Coordinator – Paul Talbot (Spud)

Course Application Process

Please submit your application form and payment as early as possible (and no later than 21 days prior to the start of the course) to the Regional Coaching Centre as your place cannot be confirmed without both of these. Joining instructions will be sent to you within two weeks of the course start date.

Due to the need to provide and pay for facilities, resources and delivery staff, full or part refunds may not be available to candidates who withdraw or who do not attend. Please refer to the course application form for further details.

Payment

Cheques: Please submit your application form together with a cheque payable to “RFD Ltd” and send to the regional Coaching Centre.

Credit Cards: Please email / post your application and then telephone 0208 831 7499

(Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 17:00 hours only) to pay by Visa, MasterCard and/or Debit Card.  Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

Course Dates CB Venue Application Deadline
2010
Induction Eve 28th September Practical Days 3rd & 10th October Essex Felsted 14th September 2010
Induction Eve 6th October

Practical Days 10th & 17th October

Eastern Counties Saffron Walden School 22nd September 2010
Induction Eve 6th October

Practical Days 10th & 17th October

Hertfordshire North Herts College, Hitchin 22nd September 2010
Induction Eve 13th October

Practical Days 17th & 24th October

Middlesex Mill Hill

30th September 2010
Induction Eve 4th November

Practical Days 7th & 14th November 2010

Middlesex Middlesex University 23rd October 2010

Induction Eve 17th November

Practical Days 20th 27th November 2010

Essex Colchester VIth form 3rd November  2010
Induction Eve 17th November

Practical Days 21st & 28th November 2010

Eastern Counties Wymondham

3rd November 2010
Induction Eve November 24th

Practical Days November 28th & 5th December 2010

Hertfordshire North Herts College 10th November 2010
2011 2011 2011 2011
Induction Eve 2nd March   Practical Days

6th & 27th March 2011

Middlesex Isleworth & Sion School 15th February 2010
Induction Eve 6th April   Practical Days

10th & 17th March 2011

Eastern Counties Cambridge University March 23rd 2011
Induction Eve 9th March 2011

Practical Days 13th & 20th March 2011

Essex Coopers Coburn School Upminister 22nd February 2011
Induction Eve 9th March 2011

Practical Days 12th & 19th March 2011

Hertfordshire North Herts College, Hitchin 22nd February 2011
Induction Eve 30th March 2011

Practical Days 3rd & 10th April 2011

Essex Felsted 15th March 2011
Induction Eve 13th April   Practical Days

16th & 23rd April 2010

Middlesex Mill Hill School

1st April
Induction Eve 11th May 2011

Practical Days 14th & 21st May  2011

Hertfordshire North Herts College, Hitchin 27th April 2010
Induction Eve 4th May 2011

Practical Days 8th & 15th t May  2011

Essex Colchester 20th April 2010
Induction Eve 4th May 2011

Practical Days 8th & 15th May  2011

Eastern Counties Wymondham 21st April 2010
Induction Eve 4th May 2011

Practical Days 8th & 15th May  2011

Middlesex Middlesex University 21st April 2010
Induction Eve 1st June    Practical Days

5th & 19th June 2011

Middlesex Isleworth & Sion School 15th May 2011
Induction Eve 8th June  Practical Days 12th & 19th June 2011 Essex Coopers Coburn School Upminister 23rd May 2011
Induction Eve 15th June  Practical Days 19th & 26th June 2011 Herts Bishop’s Stortford High School (TBC) 1st June 2011
Induction Eve 15th June  Practical Days 19th & 26th June 2011 Eastern Counties East Norfolk College 1st June 2011

Rugby Ready Course and Line Out CPD course now available

August 5, 2010 by paul  
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These are the dates that have been booked with the RFU

Rugby Ready and line out CPD

Sat 25th September 2010 @ pinner rugby club

for those who want to go on and do the level 1 (you must complete this before doing level1)

We will need to confirm people by the end of August

The following courses have also been booked -P&G are the hosts and its gone onto the RFU website and other clubs can send their coaches/players across

CPD ruck and maul Sun 7th November @ pinner rugby club

CPD Continuity in attack Sat 27th November @ pinner rugby club

Scrum 8 Sat 8th Jan 2011 @ pinner rugby club

Times will be anounced shortly along with course fees

For more information please contact the Club Coaching Coordinator (Spud)

pinnerrugby@gmail.com

07961304740

Level 1 and level 2 coaching Qualifications: Update (6th April) Important Dates

April 6, 2010 by paul  
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Coaching Calendar 2010

Last Updated:  March 8th 2010

Constituent Bodies:   Eastern Counties, Hertfordshire, Essex & Middlesex 
Contact Name:                    Bev Rawlins
Address:                              RFU London North Coaching CentreHartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucestershire.  GL19 3BE 
Contact Details Tel:  01452 702119   Email:   rfuadmin@hartpury.ac.uk 

Course Application Process

Please submit your application form and payment as early as possible (and no later than 21 days prior to the start of the course) to the Regional Coaching Centre as your place cannot be confirmed without both of these. Joining instructions will be sent to you within two weeks of the course start date.                          

Due to the need to provide and pay for facilities, resources and delivery staff, full or part refunds may not be available to candidates who withdraw or who do not attend. Please refer to the course application form for further details.

Payment Cheques:  Please submit your application form together with a cheque payable to “RFD Ltd” and send to the regional Coaching Centre.

Credit Cards: Please email / post your application and then telephone 0208 831 7499 (Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 17:00 hours only) to pay by Visa, MasterCard and/or Debit Card.  Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express. Please note that we no longer able to accept invoice requests and all payments must be made at the time of your booking by cheque or Credit/Debit card.  

Changes to Course Dates / Venues

To ensure the coaching course is a positive learning experience a minimum of 16 people are required to participate. If insufficient numbers have applied the course will be postponed or cancelled and candidates will be offered alternative courses or a refund. Where the course venue/date is subject to change, applicants will be notified via email and offered an alternative course and/or full refund. 

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union      £100 (incl. VAT) 

Please note you will need to complete the Goodyear Rugby Ready (“Safety”) practical course before starting your Level One course.  Please send a copy of your IRB Goodyear Rugby Ready Certificate with your completed application form.

Course Dates CB Venue Application Deadline
2010      
Induction Eve21st AprilPractical Days

25th  April & 9th   May

Essex Coopers Coburn 21st March 2010
Induction Eve 12th May   Practical Days16th & 23rd May 2010  Middlesex Middlesex University (Trent Park) 12th April 2010
Induction Eve 12th May   Practical Days16th & 23rd May 2010  Hertfordshire North Herts College  12th April 2010
Induction Eve 12th May   Practical Days16th & 23rd May 2010  Eastern Counties Kings School Ely 12th April 2010
Induction Eve 2nd  June   Practical Days6th & 13th  June 2009  Essex Colchester 6th Form 2nd May 2010
Induction Eve 9th  June   Practical Days13th & 20th  June 2009  Middlesex Richmond College (Twickenham) 3rd May 2010  
Induction Eve 9th  June   Practical Days13th & 20th  June 2009  Hertfordshire North Herts College, Hitchin 9th May 2010 

 

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union      £176.25 (incl. VAT) 

Please note to be successful in gaining a place on the Level 2, you will need to hold a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union and demonstrated that you have attended coach development courses (CPD) in line with your Level 1 Action Plan.

Coaching Development courses (CPD) are run throughout the region in line with the needs identified by Club Coaching Coordinators and CB Coaching Development Committees. Applicants should also have significant experience (playing or coaching) of the 15-a-side game.

Applications are “screened” to ensure that the coach has the appropriate knowledge and skills to attend this level of course and that they derive a positive learning experience from the programme. Please ensure that all application forms are fully completed.

Course Dates CB Venue Application deadline
24th & 25th April              Pt 19th & 16th May ‘10           Pt 2 Eastern Counties Kings School Ely 24th March 2010 
17th & 18th April               Pt 125th April & 9th May 10    Pt 2 Essex Felsted 17th March 2010 
8th & 9th May                   Pt 116th & 23rd  May 10         Pt 2 Middlesex Harrow School (Middx venue to be rescheduled due to school refurbishment) 9th April 2010 
12th, 13th   June               Pt 120th & 27th June 10         Pt 2 Hertfordshire North Herts College 12th May 2010 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost per person: £176.25 including VAT; cheques payable to “RFD Ltd” & must accompany application form.  Alternatively, please submit your application and then telephone 0208 831 7499 (Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 17:00 hours only) to pay by Visa, MasterCard and/or Debit Card.  Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.   

Please note that invoice requests are no longer accepted and all payments must be made at the time of your booking by cheque or Credit/Debit card.

 

Herts Coaching Conference – Sunday 21st February 2010 – Training/coaching section

February 9, 2010 by paul  
Filed under Coaching/training/CPD

Attached is a programme for the above event being held on Sunday, 21st February at the University of Hertfordshire from 10am.

From this you will see that we have lined up some top class presenters – in particular Sir Ian McGeechan, Head Coach with the British and Irish Lions who will be delivering our keynote address in the morning.

The event is a must for all those involved in coaching and developing coaches, and to book one of the few remaining places, please click here and go to our website to book your place online.

Apologies to those of you that may have already received this under separate cover or, who may already have booked on the Conference.  Please feel free to forward to any colleagues that may find this of interest.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Do ya wanna ref? Clyde cloning!

January 31, 2010 by paul  
Filed under Coaching/training/CPD

Pinner & Grammarians RFC needs more referees!

Why Referee?

There are a whole host of reasons why you might want to become a referee: to remain active in the sport following injury or retirement, to make new and lasting friends within the game, or to gain a sense of achievement by providing an invaluable service to players, coaches and spectators alike. (remember; when the ref’ is right he’s right, when he’s wrong he’s right!)

Whatever the reason, refereeing is challenging, rewarding and above all, can be great fun. We are obliged to supply referees for League, Cup and club matches and without one, there’s no game so help the players and the club by learning to referee.

Getting Started

As a new referee, you are advised to undertake the Entry Level Referee Award (ELRA), a three-stage award which will provide you with the key tools to referee competently.

If you choose to join a regional referees society, then you will be required to complete all three stages of the ELRA. If you wish to remain within our club, then you need only complete stages one and two. These cover the following aspects of refereeing:

-Management and control

-Problem solving

-Refereeing the key phases of the game

-Positioning and communication

-Laws of the game

-Stages one and two focus on practical learning, giving you the -opportunity to observe refereeing in practice and build confidence in your own skills on the field of play.

The courses take place over 2 days at weekends and P&GRFC will pay the costs.

‘If you fancy being at the centre of the action’ or want to develop your skills and knowledge of the game of rugby contact:

Jo Talbot, coaching coordinator

Email: jotalbot2002@yahoo.co.uk

Or catch up with her and have a chat during a training session

warm up, stretching exercises

September 27, 2009 by paul  
Filed under Coaching/training/CPD

Something very useful from Phil Hood (Parent) and runner – warm up exercises and muscle stretches

please follow link: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/mobilgen.htm

IRB Beginners guide to Rugby

March 3, 2009 by paul  
Filed under Coaching/training/CPD

Please follow the link for pdf guide – its well worth a look at.

introduction-to-rugby