We’re committed to providing the best possible coaching to our players and to making it ‘easy, fun, free and flexible' to be a coach. Our goal is to have everyone fully qualified but recognise that not everyone can make that commitment straightaway. Just get started!
If you’re already a coach, why not invest a little effort in developing your skills? The RFU have a great variety of courses for all needs.
They’re great fun and many people have found them useful for their day jobs too.
If you’re not yet a coach, start by having a chat with one of our existing volunteers. It's far better than watching from the touch line!
To give you an idea of the process:
1) Email safeguardingteam@LBRFC.com who will send you the Expression of Interest Form.
You’ll need a photo and to give 2 references who are unconnected to the Club
2) Lead coach of your team fills out an Internal Recommendation Form
3) DBS application will be started by the Safeguarding Team
4) Interview with Mini & Juniors Chairman and lead coach
5) We’ll tell you when DBS clearance comes through but you can start coaching under supervision during this time
6) As soon as possible book on the Play it Safe course – this starts with a pre-course on line module ‘Headcase’ about the identification and prevention of concussion
You'll need your RFU number to do this
7) Then follow the age grade guide for CPDs (continuous personal development) and ideally the Level 2 Coaching Award which is highly recommended for all age groups
Descriptions of the Content of all Courses Available
All forms can be downloaded here:
Look up dates & locations:
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What next after I've done 'Play it Safe' and my age grade course?
'CARDS' and 'Coaching Game Changers' are both invaluable courses - and can be done in a single evening! They are useful for new coaches preparing for their Level 2 / Coaching Award but many experienced, well qualified coaches have found them beneficial too as they cover the latest techniques and help hone your skills. You can also go straight ahead and book your L2 / Coaching award (3 days) without doing these as the topics covered are complimentary.
This course explores how coaches can develop and use the EnglandRugby model of developing players who are Creative, Aware, Resilient, Decision Makers and Self - Organisers. We will explore how using challenges and creating problems for players to solve can help develop these skills along with examining of the coaches actions and behaviours to support.
Coaching Game Changers
This workshop explores ideas around shaping and sharing meaningful game based practices to effectively facilitate player development within a fun and inclusive environment. Attendees will be helped to understand the key principles that are necessary for effective game design through a blend of theory and practical. Those attending will leave with tangible ideas around ‘what’ and ‘how’ to coach through effective Game Zones.
New Level 3 Course and pre-requisites
The course is a combination of face to face, online and in situ coaching observations, supported by a trained RFU mentor. The course lasts one year and applicants should make themselves available for all modules. The coach must be aged 18 years of age or over and hold a Level 2 or equivalent Rugby Coaching Qualification. The coach must demonstrate evidence of regularly attending recent coach development courses, seminars or coaching conferences & must have significant experience. The coach must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a Level 2 (England Rugby Coaching Award) coach and have completed all pre requisites before applying for the course. Pre-requisites can be found on the England Rugby website.
Note the cost is £1100 and you are required to have qualified as a level 2 coach before 1st Sept 2017 - there are however, 2 'Towards Level 3' courses, one is a free on line module and the other is an interaction session which costs £30