Rugby Coaching Contexts
Community – Initiation
The community context is designed for coaches responsible for introducing rugby to athletes. This stream is further divided in to three courses, depending on the version of rugby being coached.
This is a 6 hour course currently in pilot phase by Rugby Canada. It is intended for the coach introducing flag or touch rugby.
This is an 8 hour course currently in pilot phase by Rugby Canada. It is intended for the coach introducing contact or modified contact rugby.
This is an 8 hour course focused on the strategies and tactics involved in sevens rugby. This course requires the community contact course as a pre-requisite.
Competition – Introduction
The comp-intro context is designed for coaches of developing athletes at the club and junior provincial rep level. Players at this level are developing basic skills and are being introduced to advanced skills and tactics. This course is ‘integrated’ in that it contains both rugby technical topics as well as coaching theory topics. It is typically delivered over a weekend.
Competition – Development
The comp-dev context focuses on coaches who are working with athletes in highly competitive levels of rugby. Players at this level are refining basic rugby skills, developing more advanced skills and tactics, and are generally preparing for performance at provincial and national level competitions. The course is focused on developing High Performance through a number of multi-sport modules.
Competiton – Development Advanced
Comp-dev advanced is offered through the National Coaching Institute - Ontario. Coaches at this level are working with National team athletes with the focus on developing them into world class rugby players.