Community Initiation Coaching Course

NCCP Community Initiation (Contact) / IRB Level 1

This course is designed to enable coaches to acquire basic skills so that players new to the game learn to play in safe, enjoyable competition. It is an 8 hour Trained Only course with no post evaluation.

The presence of sport in a person’s life carries enormous benefits for social, physical and personal development while broadening cultural awareness. Rugby is a uniquely inclusive sport, and you as the coach hold a position of genuine influence over the player’s rate of personal development and their sense of community and self-worth.

The NCCP Community Initiation (Contact) course aims to develop new coaches on how to coach as well as what to coach. The course is delivered using the following structure:

To register for this course all participants must complete the following:

  1. Register as a coach with
  2. Select the NCCP Community Initiation Course option
  3. Complete the following IRB Certificates at
    • IRB Rugby Ready online module
    • IRB Concussion Management module (FOR GENERAL PUBLIC)
  4. Save your IRB certificates to your computer as a PDF’s
  5. Return to your profile at and upload both certificates to your profile
  6. Register for the clinic you wish to take.

To Register for Courses - - complete the PRE COURSE WORKBOOK and sign up to the Course of your choice. 

Please email Fran Mason for more info

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