Specialist Skills

Specialist Skills 

The downloads below are available to aid coaches and teachers develop players' individual skills. The specialist skills, outlined below, are vital to making the game of Rugby Union work, e.g. if a hooker cannot throw the ball in effectively, then it is unlikely that their team will consistently win possession at the lineout.

Specialist Skills Programme

Specialist skills sessions are delivered on a regional basis to players involved in Scottish Rugby's national age grade programme. Players are coached position specific skills by specialist coaches, compromising of regional and national representative, as we all Scotland national team coaches.

Club and school coaches are welcome to attend any of the sessions below for their own CPD.

These sessions will provide you with information on technical and tactical components of the game, with particular reference to scrum, lineout, throwing, kicking, counter attack, handling, tackling and defence.

Further dates to be added for the 2016/17 season

BT Sport Academy Workshops

This season the Glasgow and the West BT Sport Academy will be running informal CPD for all level 2 & 3 UKCC qualified coaches. This will take place on the first Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning of each month. These sessions will be completely informal giving your coaches the option to turn up and without any registration to watch the delivery from the Academy staff as well as the specialist skills coaches: 


Venue, Date & Time

Glasgow & the West BT Sport Academy

Ravenscraig Sports Centre Motherwell, 

Wednesday 5 October (1pm-3.30pm)

Broadwood Stadium Cumbernauld

Thursday 6 October (9.30am-12pm)

Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell

Wednesday 2 November (1pm-3.30pm)

Broadwood Stadium Cumbernauld

Thursday 3 November (9.30am-12pm)

Broadwood Stadium Cumbernauld

Thursday 1 December (9.30am-12pm)

Ravenscraig Sports Centre Motherwell

Wednesday 7 December (1pm-3.30pm)


Please contact Eddie Pollock, Specialist Coaching Coordinator (Email: eddie.pollock@sru.org.uk Tel: 07772 408884) should you have any questions.


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