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Coaching and Refereeing New Rules of Play (Under 9 to Under 12)

With Dan Cottrell

Dates & Venues

    This is a specialist course for teachers in the prep sector, who are involved in coaching Rugby under New Rules of Play.  It will explain how these Rules develop at each age group, and the implications for refereeing school matches at each stage.  There will also be a focus on coaching the game in the school setting, to enable players of all ages and abilities to overcome apprehension and learn to enjoy developing skill and evasion.  It will also enable teachers to be confident in delivering the game safely, with an emphasis on contemporary coaching of the tackle, contact area and scrum. 


    • Understanding the developmental framework
    • Clarifying the Rules at each age group
    • Coaching core skills to young players
    • Focusing on skill and evasion
    • Building confidence in contact
    • Addressing the safety issues: tackle, scrum and ruck
    • Refereeing school matches to enhance continuity and enjoyment
    • Establishing a positive match environment

    Course Prices

    Face to Face event

    1 person £189, 2 people £319, 4 people £499


    £60 Individual or £120 for a School Subscription (up to 5 devices)

    Prices exclude VAT

    Face to Face course runs from 10am - 3.30pm. Course includes refreshments, lunch and course notes. Webinar runs 7-9pm and is also recorded

    Dan Cottrell

    Dan Cottrell

    Dan Cottrell is a Rugby coach and author, who specialises in producing innovative coaching content for age group coaches of all levels of experience. His newsletter “Rugby Coach Weekly” is read by 100,000 coaches worldwide, and is supplemented by a range of other resources.  Dan played first class rugby for Bristol and Bath and was Head of Rugby at Cranleigh for six years.

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