coaches

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.

Coaches affiliated with Sask Rugby programs are eligible to have their cost of registration covered.

Once you are involved in a registered Sask Rugby club, league, or community program, complete Sask Rugby Coach Registration online form to receive your Rugby Canada membership: REGISTRATION FORM 

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 affiliated with Sask Rugby programs are eligible to have their cost of registration covered.

Once you are involved in a registered Sask Rugby club, league, or community program, complete Sask Rugby Coach Registration online form to receive your Rugby Canada membership: REGISTRATION FORM 

Coaches already registered as Players or Referees can add ‘Coach’ to their existing Player or Referee membership 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

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BECOME A REP TEAM COACH

Want to coach at the next level? Learn about rep team coaching opportunities for junior and senior teams at www.saskrugby.com/saskcoaches

PLAYER WELFARE

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. 

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.