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International Rugby Academy Coaches’ Courses

IRANZ coaches’ courses run in tandem with the equivalent players’ course, providing coach participants the unique opportunity to work live with players, under the guidance of our expert staff coaches. Course programmes include the live observation of matches – allowing coaches to work directly with position-specific experts and the coach facilitator in unique match scenarios. 

Position specific experts assist course participants to learn each position with incredible depth as they observe our expert facilitators working live within a team environment.

Coaches’ course participants are provided with a thorough assessment from our expert staff coaches, identifying their key strengths, work-ons and a future development plan for each individual coach, whatever their level or aspirations. 


High Performance Coaches Course

Coaching a professional rugby team is a feat that many coaches aspire to achieve, yet very few will accomplish.  There is a long-list of requirements to secure a professional coaching role, which often includes a successful track-record – or skills and experience in areas of coaching that you’re only privy to at the professional-level.

This can provide little opportunity to reflect your true ability or knowledge of the game. That’s why IRANZ developed the High Performance Coaches’ Course. 

Designed specifically for talented and highly experienced coaches, this programme provides all the advanced knowledge, strategies and skills required to break into – or succeed – in the professional coaching environment.


Advanced Coaches Course

Player development is crucial in the mid-late teen years for those rugby players seeking the path to professional rugby.  As the standard and intensity of secondary school rugby continues to grow, the demands on 1stXV and age-grade representative coaches have increased. However, despite these growing demands, there is a real lack of development opportunity for coaches aspiring to coach and/or achieve at this level.   That’s why IRANZ created the Advanced Coaches Course – for those coaching at or aspiring to coach 1st XV and age grade representative players.

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