Why Game On?
No one likes training during the week only to have the match defaulted on Friday night or Saturday morning. If you're a rugby coach you might have to spend all week looking for front rowers. That's all about to change with Game On and it's designed to make sure that the rugby still kicks off.
How does it work?
The rugby match will play under the Game On approach if a team has 15 and/or fewer players or doesn't have enough front-rowers.
Agreement must be reached with teams and match officials prior to the match starting, however, teams are encouraged to agree on the Game On options in the days leading up to match day.
Who will use Game On?
Game On was introduced to in 2020 and both Senior Club rugby, below Hankins Shield, and secondary school rugby, below Premier 1, will use Game On.
Performance Coaching Course
A course run by Investec Super Rugby teams based around functional role analysis, team selection, establishing an effective team culture, physical preparation and nutrition, back attack, law, applied individual skills training, game planning, advanced continuity skills, sport psychology and communication skills. Coaches completing this course will also gain the World Rugby Level 3 qualification (Analysing and Preparing Players).
DRC is a course which provides coaches with an outstanding overview of coaching rugby. The Manawatu Rugby Union utilises top resource coaches to deliver this programme including International, Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup coaches.
A practical course designed to instruct junior front row players and their coaches in the techniques and conditioning required for these positions. Correct body posture and safety are integral parts of this course.
Who Should Go?
- Junior grade Front Rowers.
- Potential Front Rowers
- Coaches and parents
(Coaches bring your players along)
The Associate Referee course is an introduction to refereeing taking 2-3 hours depending on numbers. Key elements in the course include management strategies, communication and law application.
On completion of the course participants will be legally able referee using contested scrums.
All Secondary Schools and Senior coaches will be require register through their school or club Sporty page and complete the online module before they attend the practical session and become a certificated coach in 2020.
A course concentrating on injury prevention through the coaching of good techniques, this course is a great opportunity to meet other coaches involved in club and secondary school rugby to discuss likely trends and possible focus areas for 2020, coaches also receive a Coaching Diary and other coaching resources available from New Zealand Rugby.
The 2020 NZR Coaching Small Blacks Rugby Course is a 1.5 hour theory and practical course which will provide coaches and parents with knowledge and skills to assist with coaching and refereeing Junior Rugby.
The practical coaching sessions will be split into the three age groups that make up Small Black Rugby, Beginning (Rippa), Learning (8-10) and Playing (11-13). These are an open forum where new coaches get the opportunity to learn from other coaches with experience in their particular grade.
ONLINE COACH REGISTRATION:
Coach registration will now be done online and each coach must attend either Rugby Smart or Small Blacks coaching course. Coaches must attend a course as these are a mandatory requirement of coaching any team.
Rugby Smart coaches coaching players over 13 years of age should not complete the driver license field. Small Black coaches can now complete the police vetting consent form online within the NZR coach registration form. Coaches simply complete the driver's license field and agree to the terms and conditions in the form. Coaches must bring their two forms of ID to the course so the coach facilitator can confirm your attendance.
Please click on the link below for your club or school to complete the online coach registration.