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Level 1 Coaching - Introducing Rugby

Deliver aspects of coaching sessions under direction

Who is it for?

Coach of a group of players working under the guidance of a head coach, coaching co-ordinator or Union scheme

Attendance or accreditation?


On successful completion, the coach will be able to:

  • Identify playing positions, methods of scoring and attack and defence
  • Apply the principles of rugby to the play of a team
  • Identify skill faults
  • Plan a session
  • Deliver a session
  • Apply risk management & ethics
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Laws of the Game

Minimum duration:

8 hours


  • Over 14 years of age
  • Completion of online test at

The core of the Level 1 course is equipping you to prepare and deliver a session of your own. Below you can download a session template and some ideas to help you prepare for the task.

Download blank session planning templates

Download some session ideas to get you thinking

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