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Advanced Coaches Course – for Women’s Team Coaches 

Course Details

As women are different from men, the approach to coaching needs to be different too!

A 7 day residential course for men and women who coach (or are interested in coaching) women’s teams. Designed for those coaching at or aspiring to coach senior or 1st XV and age grade representative female players, this programme is most suited to coaches who have prior coaching experience and who aim to create a high-performance environment.


The course follows a holistic approach to coaching including both classroom and practical modules and seeks to create an understanding of how to help female athletes and teams reach their psychological, social and physical potential.


Course modules:

  • Understanding the key differences between coaching male and female athletes

  • Learning how to optimise training around athlete menstrual cycles

  • Design and implementation of a game plan

  • Contact and the breakdown 

  • Set piece 

  • Individual skills 

  • Attack 

  • Scrum 

  • Lineout

  • Coach philosophy

  • Team profiling

  • Patterns of play and tactics

  • Defensive patterns and structure

  • Talent identification

  • Live match observation

  • Performance analysis & the team review process

  • Position-specific coaching 

The Advanced Coaches’ Course for Women’s Teams programme runs in-tandem with our Women’s Advanced Players’ Course, providing participants the unique opportunity of working live with players, under the guidance of our expert staff coaches.


The programme also includes live observation, where position-specific experts work with individual players across the field in a live scenario. This provides course participants with an opportunity to learn each position across the field in comprehensive detail.


Participants are provided with a course assessment from our expert staff coaches, identifying key strengths, work-ons and a future development plan for each individual coach.  This ensures participants focus their post course development in the right areas to continue development long after the programme is complete.

Course Details:

Start Date:        05th Oct 2024 09:00 am

End Date          11th Oct  2024 12:30 pm

Capacity           16

Venue:             The New Zealand Campus of Innovation & Sport (NZCIS), 48 Somme Road, Upper Hutt, Wellington


Cost Details;

Course Fees vary depending on location of course and tutors involved.  Contact us for details.  Note cost of air travel to the course facility is not included in the course fee.  Fee free payment plans and group discounts are available.  Fill out an expression of interest below for more information.

Course fees include the following:

  • All training and tuition

  • Accommodation for the duration of the programme (6 nights)

  • All meals for the duration of the programme (IRANZ courses are fully catered)

  • Course material folder; including season planner, training diary and other resources.

  • An IRANZ training shirt.

  • Individual course assessment - feedback on strengths, work-ons and a post-course development plan

Think you know some fellow players/coaches that would be interested to attend the same Course? Ask us about our group discounts!

Fee-free payment plans are also available on all Course Fee payments. Please indicate in the 'Invoice address' box at the end of the Booking Form if you would like to discuss payment options with an IRANZ Staff Member.



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Expression of Interest

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