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Welcome to the Resources section for Coaches. These useful resources and tools can help you run your junior and senior rugby programs or get involved with Saskatchewan’s rep rugby program.

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Become a coach

Coaching Rugby is one of the most rewarding roles in the sport. It takes passion and dedication. Here you can learn how to become an inspirational leader who is ready to give guidance both on and off the field. 

There are many benefits to becoming a qualified Rugby coach. It is a great way to stay involved in the sport after retiring. You have the chance to develop yourself both personally and professionally as well as keeping yourself fit and active. 

To become a coach in Saskatchewan and inspire the next generation of players, follow the steps below.

There are a couple of online modules you need to complete before taking your Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Course.

Sign up for a FREE World Rugby Passport

Complete the Rugby Ready Online Module

Complete the Concussion Management Module

Complete the Laws of the Game exam

Complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Online Exam

Important: At the end of each module, make sure you save your certificates as PDF Files. Then you can upload them to your Rugby Canada Training profile you created in Step 1.

Handy Hint: The World Rugby Coaching Website is packed full of useful information, resources, videos and more to help build your skills and knowledge. Make sure to Bookmark it!

Create a coaching profile with Rugby Canada here

To enroll in Rugby Canada development sessions/courses, you will be charged a one-time fee of $25.00. This fee contributes directly towards subsidising transportation costs for course facilitators and sustaining our community development model.

Important: registering to coach.rugbycanada.ca does not mean a coach is registered and insured under the Rugby Canada Membership and Insurance Policy. This is explained further in Step 4.

Now you are ready to choose your coaching course! Pick the course that is right for you from the following options.

  • Introductory & Mini Rugby Coaching (World Rugby Level 1)
  • Competitive Rugby Coaching (World Rugby Level 2)

You do not need to take Level 1 to enroll in a Level 2 course. 

You will make the actual selection on the training.rugbycanada.ca website. The rest of the process is completed on that site.

If you want to work as a Rugby coach in Saskatchewan, you must register and pay the appropriate Membership fee. 

Registering with Rugby Canada to complete a coaching course DOES NOT mean you are registered to work as one. Find out more about Registration

Once you are registered to work as a Rugby coach, you can look for coaching vacancies. 

It is important that all Rugby coaches stay up to date. 

Make sure you check out the Sask Rugby Coach Resources page for Resource Sharing Networks, Certification Maintenance Requirements, videos and more.

STAY CERTIFIED

For each season you plan on coaching, make sure you complete the following steps:

Coaches must be registered and insured to protect themselves and the athletes they work with.

Coaches not already enrolled as Players or Referees can register with their Club (or as non-club affiliated coaches). REGISTER AS A COACH.

Coaches wanting to add ‘Coach’ to their existing Player or Referee membership can do so by upgrading their membership (no cost). HOW TO UPGRADE

Every year, coaches need to ensure they complete certain courses to stay registered. These are:

Rugby Ready

Annual Law Exam

World Rugby Concussion Awareness

Coaches must regularly check in with their NCCP Locker Account and work towards maintaining their status by earning PD Points.

NCCP Locker Account

Training and Education Opportunities through Rugby Canada

Coaches are integral to player welfare and creating a safe and fun rugby environment. Learn more below about how you can maintain this environment in your programs.

CONCUSSION MANAGMENT

All Sask Rugby staff, coaches, managers and therapists participate in mandatory Concussion Management training. Parents, players and anyone else involved in the sport is highly encouraged to take the Free Online Module from World Rugby so that we can keep our sport safe.

The message is simple: RECOGNISE and REMOVE. Recognise the symptoms of concussion and permanently remove a player displaying any of those symptoms. If in doubt, take them out. 

PLAY SMART

Rugby Canada PlaySmart is a Player Welfare program that aims to educate players, parents, coaches, match officials and administrators on the safety of Rugby across Canada.

The health and safety of every player across the country is of paramount importance and Rugby Canada strives to ensure a safe playing environment at all levels. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that all players are protected and ensure that the game is played safely. 

BECOME A REP TEAM COACH

Share and borrow resources from the global Rugby coaching community! Click on the icons below to discover Online Coaching Networks.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Click on the icons to discover a world of external resources to help improve your coaching – from YouTube videos to expert coaching sessions.

GAMECHANGERS

Improve your coaching with this fantastic YouTube Channel by England Rugby

RFU COACHING RESOURCES

The home of England Rugby’s Coaching Resources.

THE MAGIC ACADEMY

Mentoring, coaching leadership and support to develop your coaching skills.

WORLD RUGBY

Sign up for a World Rugby account and explore all coaching resources.

RUGBY TOOLBOX NZ

Skills and drills to improve your coaching! (Log in required).

RUGBY COACH WEEKLY

Expert coaching sessions and advice from Grassroots Rugby coaches.

COACHING NETWORKS

Share and borrow resources from the global Rugby coaching community! Click on the icons below to discover Online Coaching Networks.

MAGIC ACADEMY SHARING

Games-based Coaching content for all levels at a cost of $8.40 per month.

THE RUGBY SITE

Skills coaching content for all levels at a cost of $14.87 per month.

New Air Quality Guidelines

With the recent forest fires and the worsening air quality there is an elevated risk when playing sports. With this increased risk Sask Rugby is implementing a new policy for the health and safety of the members of the community. This policy uses the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) to help make the decision to […]

2021 AGM

Sask Rugby’s 2021 Annual General Meeting date is set for Tuesday, Mar 30, 7:00PM via Zoom. Call for nominations to the board and other meeting agenda items can be sent to jastrope@saskrugby.com. 

At this meeting the membership will ratify boards and committees with a vote, approve any changes to policy or documents, and discuss any relevant issues brought forward. Sask Rugby encourages representatives from all clubs and community programs to send a representative. Meeting minutes, including any documents discussed, will be available on our website. 

Follow the link below to register and receive the meeting agenda. 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Mar 30, 2021 07:00 PM Saskatchewan 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvduqhrjkoHNY7zqkV-TkLPGDTDXh5spKc 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

COVID-19 Update on Rugby Activities in Saskatchewan

* The original post has been updated to reflect the new date that has come down from Rugby Canada**

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date Issued: March 13, 2020

Dear Member Club Presidents & Representatives,

Saskatchewan Rugby has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to acknowledge the growing concern presented by the spread of COVID-19 and increasing reports of community impact here in Canada.

Saskatchewan Rugby will be suspending all sanctioned rugby activities from March 14th until April 10th, 2020 as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.  We will monitor the situation at that time and with all updated information available through the relevant governing bodies and public health agencies, we will be able to make further decisions moving forward.

“Saskatchewan Rugby’s number one goal is the Safety of our Athletes, and our Volunteers, and we support this suspension with the hopes of light at the end of the tunnel.” Said President Damon Leonard.  “Rugby is a family, and this is a time to not only take care of that family but ourselves. We know the Rugby community will find creative ways to interact and grow community and knowledge over the next several weeks. Be resilient and support each other however you can. Be safe out there, take care, if you need anything don’t hesitate to reach out”.

As a respiratory illness, the best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice everyday preventative actions, which include:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend in your elbow);
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Maintain safe food practices;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick; and
  • If you are sick, stay home.

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call the Saskatchewan HealthLine (811). If you are not seriously ill, it is recommended you do not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with the HealthLine first. If you are severely ill, call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.

If you desire additional information pertaining to Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19 – the following websites are good sources to use.