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Online Coach Registration

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. 

OrganisationName RegistrationLink
Aokautere School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83810
Apiti School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83811
Ashhurst Pohangina Rugby Football Club https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82680
Ashurst Pohangina Rugby Football Club (J https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82172
Awahou School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83812
Awapuni School (P.North) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83813
Awatapu College https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82971
Bainesse School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83814
Ballance School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83815
Bulls Rugby Football Club (Junior) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82171
Bulls Rugby Football Club (Senior) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82667
Bunnythorpe Rugby Football Club (Senior) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82666
Bunnythorpe School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83816
Bush Rugby Juniors https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82995
Bush Sports Club Seniors https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82664
Carncot School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83817
Central Normal School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83818
Cheltenham School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83819
Cloverlea School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83820
College Old Boys Rugby Football Club (Jun https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82236
College Old Boys Rugby Football Club (Sen https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82647
College Street Normal School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83821
Colyton School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83822
Dannevirke High School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82948
Dannevirke Sports Club Incorporated https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82278
Feilding High School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82937
Feilding Intermediate https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83823
Feilding Old Boys Oroua Rugby and Netbal https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82499
Feilding Saturday Morning Rugby  https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82206
Feilding Yellows https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82623
Freyberg High School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82931
Freyberg Old Boys RFC https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82272
Freyberg Old Boys RFC (Juniors) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82185
Glen Oroua School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83824
Halcombe Primary School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83825
Halcombe Rugby Football Club https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82614
Hato Paora College https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82919
Hiwinui School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83826
Hokowhitu School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83827
Kairanga School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83828
Kia Toa Rugby Football Club (Junior) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82169
Kia Toa Rugby Football Club (Senior) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82579
Kimbolton School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83829
Kiwitea School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83830
Kopane School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83831
Linton Army Rugby Club https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82572
Linton Camp School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83832
Linton Junior Rugby Club https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82309
Longburn Adventist College https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82885
Longburn School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83833
Lytton Street School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83834
Manawatu RFU https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82564
Manchester Street School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83835
MANUKURA https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82997
Marist Junior Rugby https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82193
Massey University Rugby Football Club https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82546
Milson School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83836
Mount Biggs School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83837
Newbury School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83838
North Street School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83839
Old Boys Marist Rugby Club https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82551
Oroua Downs School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83840
Palmerston North Boys' High School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82992
Palmerston North Girls' High School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82831
Palmerston North High School Old Boys Ju https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82131
Palmerston North Intermediate https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82830
Parkland School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83841
Queen Elizabeth College https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82820
Rongotea School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83842
Roslyn School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83843
Ross Intermediate School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82802
Russell Street School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83844
Sanson School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83845
Somerset Crescent School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83846
St James School (P North) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83847
St Joseph's School (Feilding) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83848
St Peter's College (Palmerston North) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82759
Tai Wananga TU TOA https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82192
Takaro School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83849
Tangimoana School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83850
Taonui School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83851
Tararua College https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82746
Te Kawau Rugby Football Club (Junior) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82168
Te Kawau Rugby Football Club Inc https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/82414
Waituna West School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83852
West End School (P North) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83853
Whakarongo School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83854
Winchester School (P North) https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83855
Woodville School https://sporty.co.nz/viewform/83856

Small Blacks Coaching Course

The 2019 NZRU 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.

There is only five opportunities for coaches to complete their Small Blacks course before the deadline of the 3rd May. In previous years we have run a few outside of these booking to suit people needs, however due to our Coach Developer Manager being away during the 28th Feb-4th May we have had to hire another deliverer and stay within a set budget.

Small Black Coaches have to attend one of those compulsory Small Blacks Courses -no exceptions. 

Small Black Coaches will need to bring 2 forms of ID to be presented on arrival during the practical course

SMALL BLACK COURSES 2019

  • Wednesday 27thMarch at 6pm-7:30pm Central Energy Trust Arena Level 4
  • Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm-7:30pm at FAHS Hall (Feilding)
  • Monday 8thApril at 6pm-7:30pm Central Energy Trust Arena Level 4
  • Monday 29thApril at 6pm-7:30pm Central Energy Trust Arena Level 4
  • Friday 3rdMay at 6pm-7:30pm CET Central Energy Trust Arena Level 4

Rugby Smart Course

2019 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 2019. 

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 2018, coaches also receive a Coaching Diary and other coaching resources available from New Zealand Rugby.

Who Should Go?
It is COMPULSORY for All coaches, Assistant Coaches and Managers to attend a RugbySmart course prior to the season starting.

CLUB CONTEST BY-LAWS:
Any person actively fulfilling the role of Head Coach or Assistant Coach during a MRU Club Rugby competition fixture must have attended a Rugby Smart Injury Prevention Workshop for the current season and be registered for that current season. Any team/club appointing a Head Coach or Assistant Coach to a fixture that has not attended Rugby Smart and therefore considered unregistered shall be liable to the following penalties:

Points deduction, and/or the offending player and/or team shall be liable to suspension by the MRU, and/or to forfeit the match, and that winning points be awarded to the non-offending team. If a win is recorded then it stands, minus any points accrued by the offending team. If not, a 0-0 (4 points) win will be recorded.

There is only five opportunities for coaches to complete their Rugby Smart course before the deadline of the 3rd May. In previous years we have run a few outside of these booking to suit people needs, however due to our Coach Developer Manager being away during the 28th Feb-4th May we have had to hire another deliverer and stay within a set budget.

Rugby Smart Coaches have to attend one of those compulsory Rugby Smart Courses -no exceptions. 

RUGBY SMART COURSES 2019

  • Wednesday 6thMarch at 6-7pm RPC
  • Wednesday 20thMarch at 6-7pm RPC
  • Monday 1stApril at 6-7pm FAHS room (Feilding)
  • Wednesday 10thApril at 6-7pm RPC
  • Wednesday 1stMay at 6-7pm RPC

Associate Referees Courses

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.

We as a union are encouraging all “Playing Rugby” level Small Blacks teams to have an Associate Referee so the games can be facilitated well while the coaches can get on and do their coaching. We also recommend clubs and schools have Associate Referees they can call on in the event a referee cannot be appointed to a game or some extenuating reason a referee cannot make their game.

COURSES AVAILABLE IN 2019
TBC
 

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To be updated.

Front Row Factory

Course Content
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)

Date

Time

Venue

These sessions will be organised through Junior Convenors and Club Administrators during the year. For any requests for your team, please contact your convenor or administrator to get in touch with Greg Fleming at the Manawatu Rugby Union.

 

Course Content

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

Developing Rugby Coaches (DRC) - World Rugby Level 2



Course Content

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 ITM Cup coaches.

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Outline of DRC - World Rugby Level 2 qualification:

Modules:

Principles of Play
Creating a Learning Environment
Scrums
Lineouts
Kick-starts / Restarts
Team Attack “Win Gain Line”
Defense “Win Gain Line”
Breakdown
Game Shape ‘Attacking & Defending from rucks/phases’
Counter Attack “Transition”
Online Module - Law Exam Laws Test (Click here for Law Exam)
Online Module - Rugby Ready (Click here for Rugby Ready)

Submit a coaching diary (50 hours of training time required)

Assessed visits by a World rugby coach educator - Competency Based Assessment  (To be arranged once you have completed the modules)



Who Should Go?
  • 1st XV Coaches
  • Club Coaches
  • Representative Coaches
  • Anyone who wants to be a better coach and wants to keep up with the latest trends in the game

Coaches are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they would like. If you are only interested in Lineouts for instance you are welcome to only attend the Lineout session on that day.


Performance Course - World Rugby Level 3

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).
Recommended for:

1. First XV secondary school coaches
2. Senior club coaches
3. Provincial senior coaches
4. Provincial and national age-grade coaches
5. Rebel Sport Super 14 coaches
6. All Blacks coaches

Prerequisites:
1. DRC - World Rugby Level 2
2. Nomination by Provincial Union

World Rugby Coach Educator Course

Overview
In early 2006 the IRB undertook a review of all courses and the way coaches and match officials are trained and supported. The research and action plan identified a need to develop a robust, competency-based, quality-assured, training process for
  • Trainers
  • Educators
  • Coaches
NZ Rugby in conjunction with World Rugby deliver the Educators Course on a regional or national basis, the aim is to identify and develop personnel within the provinces and upskill them with skills and knowledge about how to guide, mentor and assess coaches.
World Rugby Educator selection criteria.

Potential Educators are expected to:
  • Be nominated by your home Union
  • Have appropriate Rugby knowledge, skills and experience to be able to deliver specific courses within your area of specialisation of: coaching, match officiating, strength and conditioning or medical (i.e. hold a minimum of World Rugby Level 2 or equivalent)
  • Have a genuine interest in wanting to develop coaches, match officials, strength and conditioning coaches and/or medical personnel
  • Hold experience of presenting information to adult groups (e.g. teaching)
  • Be open-minded, adaptable to change, welcoming of feedback and willing to self- reflect

Please email dougt@manawaturugby.co.nz if you are interested in the World Rugby Educator Course.

Resources

Coaching Toolbox
Coaching resource site jammed packed with skills and drills for all levels of play

Rugby Smart
Rugby safety site, serious injury form can be downloaded from here. Also some great coaching tips

Powa Rugby
For all your Rugby and training equipment

NZ Rugby
NZRU community rugby site for more info on coaching courses