Coaching Resources

Scottish Rugby has developed the following information and resources to support coaches in player development. These range from articles, drills and activities to coaching manuals and reports. 

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Are You Ready to Play Rugby

2013-14 RugbyReady Course Manual(pdf)

2013-14 Age Grade Law Variations (pdf)

2013-14 Policy Summary Booklet (pdf)

Are You Ready to Play Rugby Annual Report: 2011/2012 (pdf) 

Coaching Strategy

In line with the organisations 2013-2016 strategic plan, and the sportscotland coaching framework, Scottish Rugby has developed a new Coaching Strategy 2014-2016 (Clubs & Schools).

 

 

Game Coaching

This resource provides guidance on all aspects of game coaching for coaches, teachers, match officials and parents who are involved in the provision of mini rugby to primary school aged children.

 

 

Growth Mindset

Gregor Townsend, Coach of Glasgow Warriors, on how he uses having a growth mindset with the rugby players he coaches.

Injury Management & Concussion Guidelines

This poster provides a summary of the major points of the IRB Injury Management Guidelines.

It is designed for use by medical practitioners and/or health care professionals, as well as, clubs/schools, coaches/teachers, team
management/support staff, match officials and players/parents.

 

 

 

IRB Coaching

On the IRB's Coaching web site, you'll find a range of resources to support you in your coaching from online learning about aspects of coaching to community forums, technical content and more.

IRB Keep Rugby Clean

Learn about doping in Rugby and the importance of staying clean. The IRB Keep Rugby Clean educational resource will show you all you need to know.

• About IRB Keep Rugby Clean • Ambassadors • Doping Control Procedures • Player Whereabouts • Therapeutic Use Exemptions • Prohibited substances • Dietary supplements • Consequences of doping

 

Key National Themes

This resource has been designed to support coaches through the use of ‘game related’ practice. The resource includes progressive skill practices and games that can be used in isolation, as part of a session or as part of a series of sessions.

 

Long term player development (LTPD)

Long term player development (LTPD) is a player centred approach to achieving a player's full potential throughout their involvement in Rugby.

Following Scottish Rugby’s LTPD Strategy and the subsequent production of our LTPD Guide for Clubs and Schools and our Coaching Tag and Mini Rugby resource, Scottish Rugby has produced Coaching Tag and Mini Rugby resource LTPD Stage 1&2 to support coaches and teachers who are working with primary school age players in the first two LTPD stages: FUNdamentals and Learning to Play.

Further to this is the Coaching Youth Rugby resource LTPD Stage 3 to support coaches and teachers who are working with youth players in the third LTPD stage. 

                    

The National U18s Coaching Conference

The National U18s Coaching Conferencewas an opportunity for U18 coaches from around the country to observe and interact with coaches at the pinnacle of the U18 game. This included Ben Fisher (Specialist Skills Coach), Chris Paterson (Specialist Skills Coach) and Don Caskie (Scotland U18's Backs Coach) as they delivered sessions on attack, defence and counter attack.

Ben Fisher: Defence Workshop                                                      Chris Paterson: Counter Attack Workshop  

      

 

 

 

 

 

Don Caskie: Attack Workshop

Newsletter

The Coach Development and Education quarterly newsletter provides information regarding our UKCC courses, CPD, events/conferences as well as updates within the team. 

The next update will be in November. 

 

Nutrition

Nutrition information delivered by Richard Chessor at the National Coaching Conference (September 2013)

Rugby Nutrition (pdf)

 

Refereeing/Laws

Guidelines for Refereeing Domestic Rugby (2014/15) (pdf)

 

Safety, Discipline and Anti-Doping

Child Protection and Welfare (pdf)

 

ScrumReady

This resource provides coaches with a step-by-step guide to preparing  players to play in the scrum. Coaches should use this resource, alongside relevant age grade law variations to ensure players are prepared  correctly for playing in the prop, hooker, lock and back row positions.

 

 

Specialist Skills

This resource is available to aid coaches and teachers develop players' individual skills. Specialist Skills are vital to making the game of Rugby Union work, e.g. if a hooker cannot throw the ball in effectively, then it is unlikely that their team will consistently win possession at the lineout.

 

 

Please contact Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator (claire.scott@sru.org.uk 0131 346 5167; 07773 082924) should you have any questions.

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