Welcome to our Coaches & Managers Area.
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RFU Return to Rugby Roadmap
Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union, securing the future and quality of the English game. To be an effective coach, you will need to fulfil a number of different roles, covering the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects demanded by our game.
The RFU codes of practice is where the importance lies as well as Accreditation. Coaches need to be working towards best practice as much as possible and attenting RFU courses and staying up to date are vital to this.
There are a number of COACHING RESOURCES available from the RFU
Becoming a M & N Coach
In order to become a Coach at MN you will need to complete the following
eLearning: Introduction to Safeguarding
Leeds Course Administration Centre
The Age Grade Codes of Practice provide practical support and best practice to those delivering the Age Grade game.
The Codes give practical advice on how to adopt a player-centred and holistic approach to rugby and support the application of Regulation 15.
There are seven codes in total, covering a number of topics ranging from playing and training frequency to the grouping of players and key information on player welfare.
If you are involved with Age Grade Rugby, read and commit to following the Codes of Practice. Then tell others about it. It's in the interest of our players and their livelong enjoyment of the game.
RFU Code of Practice
RFU Upcoming Courses
ALL RFU RUGBY EDUCATION COURSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
What Is a RugbySafe?
RugbySafe is England Rugby’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme to support clubs, schools, colleges, universities and participants at all levels of the game. It has five different strands all of which contribute and provide input to how the game should be played and managed to ensure that rugby is as safe as possible.
Values & Culture
Provides information on how the embedding of the core values and creating a positive culture is a fundamental element to making the game fun and safe.
Provides information, guidance and resources for clubs, schools, colleges universities and other rugby activity organisers on what needs to be in place and how provision and other aspects should be managed to enable a fun and safe playing environment.
ENGLAND RUGBY COACHES ASSOCIATION (ERCA)
The England Rugby Coaches Association is a community of coaches who hold a coaching qualification on their England Rugby GMS profile.
Membership of the England Rugby Coaches Association (ERCA) comes with digital ERCA cards recording coaches’ details.
ERCA members should ensure that their correct email address is submitted on GMS to receive full benefits.
Memberships last for one year and are retained by attending a minimum of one CPD course during that period. All coaches attending an England Rugby Coaching Award can join the association on completion of the award.
If you hold a qualification and wish to join the association simply attend an RFU CPD course to activate your membership.
Membership benefits include:
- 15% discount at England Rugby Store
- Exclusive range of ERCA training kit
- There is also a monthly ERCA newsletter, with training content and advice for aspiring coaches
- The opportunity to win VIP coaching experiences
Go KYBO! in 2019!
Top tips on how to get started as a rugby coach from Nick Scott, RFU National Coach Development Manager or as a rugby referee, with Michael Patz, RFU National Match Official Development Manager
Welcome to HEADCASE, the RFU’s concussion awareness programme that aims to increase understanding and provide information on concussion and other related topics, including how to prevent and manage suspected concussions. It has been recognised as one of the leading concussion awareness and education resources in UK.
There are separate modules for:
Adult Coach / Players / Match Official / Teachers / Parent/Guardian / Youth Coach