Positive Coaching Scotland programme

Positive Coaching Scotland accreditation logoPositive Coaching Scotland (PCS) programme in association with the Bill McLaren Foundation

Programme aims

  1.     Develop rugby players
  2.     Develop people through rugby
  3.     Build and sustain a strong and positive culture in our rugby environment

How do we achieve these aims?

We work with clubs/schools to formalise the shared culture and common goals of the rugby community. This promotes a positive ethos to ensure that coaches, parents and players follow the same set of values, which are important to success in rugby and in life.


Positive Coaching Scotland's player and person-centred approach

Value of the accreditation process

  • provides powerful tools for development at all levels
  • promotes essential principles to optimise player development
  • endorses the core values of rugby
  • helps to create an appealing environment for new players and families
  • offers a quality mark which makes the club an attractive prospect for investment

The benefits of the Positive Coaching Scotland programme depend on the unique challenges clubs and schools face.  Formalised shared goals and expectations will affect clubs in different ways.

Gareth Kemp, programme leader from an accredited club, says:

The shared values we have identified are not only true to rugby here at Ellon but also teach life skills to the players and coaches. We want everybody involved to be the best that they can be both in rugby and in life. The ethos created from the PCS work provides us with an excellent tool to achieve.”                                                                                                 

Gareth Kemp – Ellon RFC


More about the programme

Background information

Programme structure

Getting started

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