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 

 

COURSES FOR COACHES

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: £15
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Weighting: 20% theory, 80% practical

Rugby Ready is the first course you need to take as a budding coach. It covers the importance of preparation for the training and playing of rugby so that it can be enjoyed while reducing the risk of serious injury.

Mandatory pre-course tasks: None

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 is the entry point for coaches of Mini/Midi players [U7 to U12]

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: £105 (rising to £115 January 1st 2016)
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Weighting: 30% theory, 70% practical

By looking at the technical and tactical aspects of the game, the course gives coaches the knowledge, skills and attributes essential to developing children’s social, personal, physical and mental skills.

Mandatory pre-course tasks:

  1. Attend face-to-face Rugby Ready course (see above)
  2. Complete World Rugby online Rugby Ready course
  3. Complete New Rules of Play laws test

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.

Entry point for coaches of the 15-a-side game.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: £115
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Weighting: 30% theory, 70% practical

This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively coach young players or adults in the 15-a-side game. You will develop coaching skills and learn the technical & tactical aspects of defence and attack together, with unit skills and developing play from set piece.

Mandatory pre-course tasks:

  1. Attend face to face World Rugby (IRB) Rugby Ready
  2. Complete Scrum Factory course
  3. Complete World Rugby (IRB) online Laws test

You must have attended Rugby Ready (or hold UKCC Level 1 Coaching Rugby Union Award) and RFU Scrum Factory course before applying for this course.

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.

COURSES FOR REFEREES

This is the entry point for coaches of Mini/Midi players [U7 to U12]

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: £15
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Weighting: 40% theory, 60% practical

This course is for your if you wish to start your refereeing career, refereeing children (u8-u12s). It will provide you with a solid basis on which you can continue to build and improve your skills as a referee.

Mandatory pre-course tasks:

  1. Refereeing Children Test sent to delegates following course booking.
  2. Refereeing Children Pre-course Questionnaire sent to delegates following course booking.

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.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: £50
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Weighting: 40% theory, 60% practical

This course is for new and developing referees wanting to referee the 15-a-side. It will equip you with the skills and confidence to do so effectively. It is delivered using a mixture of practical and classroom based activities.

Mandatory pre-course tasks:

  1. Complete World Rugby (IRB) online Rugby Ready Course prior to the course start date.
  2. Completed World Rugby (IRB) online Laws test prior to the course start date.

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.