Small Blacks Coaching Course

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.


There are six opportunities for coaches to complete their Small Blacks course before the deadline of the 3rd May.

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

*All courses unless stated otherwise will be help at the Manawatu Rugby Performance Centre (28 Waldegrave street) between 6pm - 7.30pm. Spaces in each session are limited and will be on a first-to-register-first-served basis.

Small Blacks

Monday, 22nd June 2020

Monday, 29th June 2020