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Developing Rugby Coaches Course (DRC)

Developing Rugby Coaches Course (DRC)

The Manawatu Rugby Union would like to find out who is interested in attending the Developing Rugby Coaches (DRC) level 2 course:

Please send an Doug an email on to let him know if you are interested in attending the course. If you are interested in attending the course but can't attend the following dates listed below then please send an email. Contact required before 3rd February.

Location: Whanganui

Friday February 17th - Sunday February 19th 

Course Content

DRC is an 18 hour 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.


  • The Role of the Coach
  • Skill analysis and Coaching a skill
  • Individual skills
  • The Principles of Play
  • Scrums
  • Team Selection
  • Team Attack
  • Team Defence
  • Continuity and Counter-Attack
  • Communication
  • Lineouts
  • Kick Restarts
  • Player Development
  • Communication Feedback; Questioning; Listening
  • Developing the Coaching Process. Plan – Do – Review
  • Team Profiling

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.