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Full Game Level 1 (U12+)

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Full Game Level 1 (U12+)

Qualification:  WRU Full Game Level 1 



The course provides coaches with an introduction to the game of rugby union and the principles and practice of safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of players of all ages. The course qualifies the coach to act as an assistant to a more qualified coach. The Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union aims to develop a coach's 'How to Coach' skills as well as improve their 'What to coach Skills'. The course includes the World Rugby Ready course.The course is a modular course made up of the following units:


Unit 1- Introduction to Safe and Ethical Rugby Union

• The role of the coach

• Working with Children

• Laws of  the Game

• Health and Safety


Unit 2 - Plan Rugby Union Coaching Sessions

• Planning for Delivery of Coaching Sessions


Unit 3 - Deliver Rugby Union Coaching Sessions

• Principles of Warm up and Cool Down

• Skill Development (Generic and position specific skills)

• Communication Skills

• Observation of Performance

(All units are mandatory and unit certification is available)


Entry Requirements: Minimum Age 18


Course Arrangements / Outline

• The course is 21hrs in duration (16hrs on course, 5hrs home study)

• The course is a competence based course and involves on-course appraisal

• The course involves both classroom and outdoor practical sessions. Coaches are expected to participate fully in all activities

• Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all courses

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