Advanced Coaches Course
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.
Designed for ambitious Secondary School and age-grade Coaches, this programme is most suited to coaches who have prior coaching experience – but who aspire to create a high performance, 1st XV environment.
The programmes holistic approach to coaching includes both classroom and practical modules. This equips participants with the coaching tools that can be implemented within their team environment.
Advanced Coaches Course modules include:
Design and Implementation of a Game Plan
Contact and the breakdown
Patterns of Play and Tactics
Defensive patterns and structure
Live match observation
Performance analysis & the team review process
Position-specific coaching knowledge
The Advanced Coaches Course programme runs in-tandem with our Advanced Players Course, providing Coach participants the unique opportunity to work 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 Coach participants with an opportunity to learn each position across the field in comprehensive detail.
Each Advanced Coaches Course participant is provided with a Course assessment from our expert Staff Coaches. This identifies key strengths and work-ons for each individual coach, ensuring participants can focus their post-course development in the right areas and continue development long after the programme is complete.