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 Resources

Specialist Skills Resources (PDF via DropBox)

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.

RegionDate, Time & Availability
Edinburgh**Further dates to be added in the coming weeks**
Borders & East Lothian

Hawick RFC (Scrum) - APPLY NOW

Wednesday 16 March (6.30pm-8.30pm)



Wednesday 17 February (7pm-9pm)

Dumfries RFC - APPLY NOW

Wednesday 2 March (7pm-9pm)


Aberdeen Sports Village - APPLY NOW

Wednesday 17 February (7pm-9pm)

DISC Dundee (Re-starts and Play From) - APPLY NOW

Monday 6 June (6.30pm-9pm)



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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