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High Performing Coach Programme

Welcome to the WRU High Performing Coach Programme

The Welsh Rugby Union are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the WRU High Performing Coach Programme.

Sitting at level 4 on the WRU coach education framework the High Performing Coach Programme aims to provide coaches with a learning programme that fosters critical thinking alongside creativity in the coaching process.

The programme is designed for coaches who are seeking a learning programme that will further their knowledge and practice within the game. This is driven through residential blocks and a bespoke mentoring programme that supports a candidates coaching within their environment.

Click HERE to download the information booklet.

Criteria (and prerequisites):

It is essential that all potential candidates consider the following prerequisites and application criteria before making an application. The points have been listed to ensure the right decisions are made in relation to application.

1. Potential candidates must possess a UKCC level 3 award in coaching rugby union or its equivalent.

Priority will be given to home union coaches and those coaching within Wales.

2. Evidence of appropriate coaching experience

Given the nature of the programme curriculum, it is imperative that candidates have an appropriate amount of coaching experience. And be able to evidence that experience gained through critical reflection.

3. Demonstrable evidence of the capacity to engage in long term learning

Potential candidates must be able to evidence a professional development journey alongside clear learning and evidence of application. Given the length of the programme potential candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to immerse themselves in a long-term learning programme.

4. Demonstrable evidence of their currency in the game alongside their commitment to the programme

The programme is aimed at coaches that are actively engaged in the game and potential candidates must be coaching in a specific environment for the duration of the programme. Alongside this, potential candidates must evidence their currency within the game in relation to coaching and a desire to drive this forward.

For more information please contact:

Gerry Roberts - Coach Development Manager


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