Coaching Rugby

Rugby in Scotland is a healthy and enjoyable leisure-time pursuit, with many people given the opportunity to develop their skills and test themselves, not only against each other, but against other countries. Rugby also provides experiences which contribute to self-esteem and self-fulfilment, to confidence and personal development. The quality of experience will depend on many things, such as facilities and organisation, but perhaps the most central factors the quality of leadership and coaching.
This is central to performance improvements at all levels. Coaches work with a vast range of performers - some seeking enjoyment and purposeful participation, others concerned with making a living and some driven to achieve international honours. The quality of coaching is important to all, and whatever your reason for being involved in Rugby, we are here to help you become as good a coach as you can be.
Becoming a Coach

Find out how to become a rugby coach, where to start, what and how to coach appropriately to the age and stage of your players.

RugbyReady Practical Course 

Scottish Rugby launched the RugbyReady campaign in 2009 to ensure a consistent approach to player safety across Scotland. All rugby coaches, teachers and referees must complete a RugbyReady Practical course before working with players in Scotland.

Becoming a qualified coach has never been easier. Scottish Rugby are equipped to help you through this process and have a range of UKCC qualifications to help fulfil your potential. This page also contains information regarding UKCC re-assessment opportunities. 

Specialist Courses, Workshops and Conferences

Enhance your coaching skills and gain recognised qualifications by completing the relevant courses, workshops and CPD activities. These include World Rugby Level 1 in First Aid, Coaching Rugby 7s and Strength & Conditioning as well as ScrumReady and the Specialist Skills Programme. 

Coaching Resources

Scottish Rugby has developed the following information and resources to support coaches in player development. These range from articles, downloads, drills, activities to coaching manuals and reports. 

Modern Apprentice Community Coach Programme

The Modern Apprentice community coach programme is a partnership between Scottish Rugby and rugby clubs, schools or local authorities and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Our Modern Apprentices gain valuable experience and professional qualifications in rugby coaching, child protection, refereeing and first aid. Applications have now closed for the 2014/5 season. 

Should you have any questions or seek further information on coach development activities in your area, please contact one of the Coach Development Team Members. 

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