Sun 14 May 2017 21:41

The following is a list of useful information for our coaches:

ENGLAND RUGBY OFFICIAL SITE http://www.englandrugby.com

ENGLAND RUGBY COACHING / REFEREEING COURSES

IMPORTANT FOR ALL COACHES DEVELOPMENT Find a course, Courses available to attend.

http://www.englandrugby.com/my- rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=

COACH LICENSING https://gms.rfu.com/coachlicensing/

IMPORTANT FOR ALL COACHES ENGLAND RUGBY SAFEGUARDING AND GAME SAFETY http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/safeguarding/ http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/coaches/game-safety/

ENGLAND RUGBY REGULATIONS AND LAWS http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/regulations/ http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/laws/

ENGLAND RUGBY YOUTH REGULATIONS http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/coaches/new-rules-of-play/

IMPORTANT FOR ALL COACHES New Rules for Minis & Juniors ENGLAND RUGBY VOLUNTEERS http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/volunteers/what-can-i-do/

ENGLAND RUGBY GAME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM https://gms.rfu.com/GMS/Home

CLUB MANAGEMENT ENGLAND RUGBY REFEREEING LINK http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/my-rugby-academy/refereeing/

ENGLAND RUGBY CORE VALUES http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/core-values/

ENGLAND RUGBY BASICS http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/rugby-basics/

WORLD RUGBY WEBSITE http://www.worldrugby.org/

WORLD RUGBY SEVENS http://www.worldrugby.org/sevens/how-to-play Information on the Sevens game play

WORLD RUGBY COACHING http://www.worldrugby.org/welcome-to-rugby/training-and-education

SOMERSET RFU HOME PAGE http://www.somersetrfu.co.uk/showpagepanel.php?pagename=coachcomm

SOMERSET RFU COACHING DEVELOPMENT paul.shepherd@somersetrfu.co.uk

YEOVIL RUGBY CRC paulcox@rfu.com He is the Community Rugby Coach

CPD Courses and Payment Wiiiam.handley@hartpury.ac.uk Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE Telephone: 01452 702 452 Follow us on Twitter: @RugbyCoursesSW Bill is the person who deals with application forms for CPD Courses. He allocates and for payment RCD -

RUGBY COACHING DRILLS WEB-SITE http://members.rugbycoachingdrills.com/contentdemo? Video Coaching web site

Following a number of enquiries regarding physical contact between adult coaches or parent helpers and young players during training sessions, please see the text below taken from the RFU Guidance to Regulation 15:-

6.1 Coach Conduct It is important for adults to note that ALL players under the age of 17 may not play, or train with other adults. This also includes adult coaches who should not:- · Demonstrate or participate in contact on/with a player who is under 17 · Hold a pad for a player to run into, or run into a pad held by a player who is under 17 · Demonstrates or participates in scrummage technique against a player under 17 · Demonstrates or participates in “lifting” of a player in a line-out who is Under 17 · Demonstrates or participates in ruck/maul technique on or with a player who is Under 17 However, paragraph 6.1 at 5.2 they will see that Touch Rugby can be played by all ages all year round, subject to the usual assessment.

5.2 Out of season Players can participate in non–contact activities and other activities that fall within the definition of “Pre-Approved Activity” that allow them to develop their confidence, decision making, game understanding and spatial awareness.

Ideas for age appropriate rugby-based activity are provided on www.rfu.com/summeractivities and ideas for non-contact invasion games (where one team invades another’s territory are provided on www.rfu.com/non-contactinvasiongames<http://www.rfu.com/non-contactinvasiongames>.

These activities should not be compulsory and the option to take a break from the club for the duration of the summer should be respected and supported. Touch rugby is fun for all ages and can be played as a mixed game all year.

It allows players to enhance their rugby skills of handling, evasion and support play.

It should, however, be risk assessed in the usual way in accordance with RFU Regulation 15.7 Under 7s and 8s should not take part in contact rugby activities. At a later stage of the U8 season coaches may wish to include some of the activities outlined in the RFU Tag to Tackle resource, which enables children to prepare for contact in an enjoyable and safe way, whilst retaining the core elements of evasion, handling and support. Tag to Tackle helps add variety to the coaching sessions. It is important that children are allowed to enjoy Tag rugby, before being introduced to the contact game.

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