If you are serious about developing your skills as a coach or referee, then you should go on some of the courses we recommend below. 

You’ll learn a lot, have a great time and make new friends. You’ll also end up as a more confident coach or referee.

There are three coaching and two referee courses to choose from.  Once you’ve chosen one, book a place on a course near you with the KYBO! Course Locator 

 

PLAYER WELFARE

The Rugby Ready course is targeted at coaches and match officials and provides information on the importance of sufficient and appropriate preparation for training and playing while reducing the risk of serious injury.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: £15
  • Minimum age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

Part of the RFU’s “Don’t be a headcase” concussion education programme, these 20 minute online courses will explain what concussion is, how it happens and what individuals can do to help players avoid injury or return
safely to playing following a concussion. There are modules for coaches, match officials, players, teachers and parents/guardians.

It is available at www.englandrugby.com/headcase

  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Cost: Free
  • Minimum age: All

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

COURSES FOR COACHES

The U7 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. It will explore the U7 Tag Rugby rules and the core skills needed to play Tag Rugby

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

The U8 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. It will explore the changes to Tag Rugby rules at U8 and the core skills needed to play Tag Rugby

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

The U9 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. It will focus on the introduction to tackling and the rules associated with the tackle and offside.

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

The U10 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. It looks safely and effectively coaching the scrum, ruck and maul and the rules associated with introducing these elements of the game.

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

The U11 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. This workshop explores further progressions in the scrum and tackle area, as well as kicking.

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

The U12 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. This workshop looks at safe coaching of pushing in the scrum, coaching the 5 man scrum and changes to the rules at the tackle area.

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

The U13 workshop will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing. This workshop explores further developments to the scrum and kicking.

  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

Developing children as confident, capable young people first is at the core of the Rugby Football Union’s offer to all schools. Using Rugby Union as a vehicle for developing a young person’s personal and social skills alongside their rugby skills can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of their life and has real whole school impact. This course will support primary school staff to develop an understanding of how to teach rugby union in a fully inclusive, engaging and enjoyable manner and help them to use Rugby Union to meet the outcomes of the National Curriculum for Physical Education.

  • Cost: £25
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Min. Age: 18

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

Developing children as confident, capable young people first is at the core of the Rugby Football Union’s offer to all schools. Using Rugby Union as a vehicle for developing a young person’s personal and social skills alongside their rugby skills can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of their life and has real whole school impact. This course will support secondary school staff to develop an understanding of how to teach rugby union in a fully inclusive, engaging and enjoyable manner. It will help them to develop confidence in teaching and officiating the contact elements of rugby union in a safe and effective manner, and how to build the game progressively to enable students to play competitive rugby.

  • Cost: £40
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Min. Age: 18

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

This course is an entry point for coaches working with players of U9 and above, it is tailored to the needs of the players you are coaching. It provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively coach young players and adults and is an Accredited UKCC Level 2 qualification. Attendees must have completed the RFU online Headcase module prior to attending the course.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: £150
  • Minimum age: 16

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

COURSES FOR REFEREES

This course has been designed specifically for those who wish to start their refereeing career by refereeing children (U7-U13). This course will provide you with a solid basis on which you can continue to build and improve your skills as a referee of children. Before attending the course participants should complete Kids First Refereeing Children Online test

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Cost: £15
  • Minimum age: 14

If you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.

This course is the entry point for those wishing to referee the 15 a side game, it provides referees with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively referee young players and adults and is an accredited L2 qualification. Prior to participating attendees must have completed the RFU online Headcase module and the World Rugby online Laws test.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: £75
  • Minimum age: 14

However if you are ready to get going, go to The RFU online course booking system, which allows you to search by course type, region, postcode or date before booking and paying for your course.