TRAINING & EDUCATION

Looking for upcoming training, education, and professional development opportunities for coaches, referees, or club administrators? If so, you have come to the right place.

View the listings below for upcoming opportunities including course descriptions, dates/times, locations, prerequisites, registration links, and more!

Is there a training and education opportunity that you would like to see offered in the future? Contact rdo@saskrugby.com!

COACHES

Description: Full-day, non-assessed, attendance-based course which provides the novice coach with advice on both what and how to coach in a practical-based environment. This clinic is ideal for individuals looking to start coaching at the community level (e.g. club rugby, minor rugby, etc.).

Pre-Requisites

Date(s): April 1, 2022 (online portion), April 3, 2022 (in-person portion) – attendees must attend both portions

Time(s)

  • Online Portion: 6:00pm-7:30pm, April 1
  • In-Person Portion: 9:00am-3:00pm, April 3

Location: St. Martin de Porres Parish, Regina/Online

Cost: $75

REGISTER HERE*

*The Rugby Canada Training Site has a one-time $25 registration fee to access clinics and workshops. This fee supports running clinics and paying educators. If you have previously registered for a clinic via the Training Site you should be able to login with your existing credentials.

Description: Full-day, non-assessed, attendance-based course which provides the novice coach with advice on both what and how to coach in a practical-based environment. This clinic is ideal for individuals looking to start coaching at the community level (e.g. club rugby, minor rugby, etc.).

Pre-Requisites

Date(s): March 28, 2022 (online portion), April 2, 2022 (in-person portion) – attendees must attend both portions

Time(s):

  • Online Portion: 7:30pm-9:00pm, March 28
  • In-Person Portion: 9:00am-3:00pm, April 2

Location: Online/TBD – In-Person

Cost: $75

REGISTER HERE*

*The Rugby Canada Training Site has a one-time $25 registration fee to access clinics and workshops. This fee supports running clinics and paying educators. If you have previously registered for a clinic via the Training Site you should be able to login with your existing credentials.

Description: This professional development opportunity for coaches covers the finer points of kicking techniques and tactics. This workshop will help coaches understand this aspect of the game and prepare their players to execute kicks both physically and tactically.

Date(s): TBD – April 2022

Time(s): TBD

Location: TBD – Online Workshop

Cost: TBD

Description: Activate is a structured exercise programme to reduce injuries in youth and adult community rugby. The Activate workshop will give coaches the information and tools to prepare their athletes for rugby activities and develop general movement control, conditioning, and physical robustness.

Pre-Requisites:

Date(s): TBD – May/June 2022

Time(s): TBD

Location: Zoom

Cost: TBD

Description: The aim of the Tackle Ready programme is to build on the safe tackling introduction provided in Rugby Ready to increase technical understanding and mastery for both player and coach. This programme will allow coaches to analyse, coach, and assess the individual tackling skills of their players in detail and to foster the development of a “tackle culture” within their rugby environment.

Pre-Requisites:

Date(s): TBD – May/June 2022

Time(s): TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

Description: Wondering how to best structure your season to optimize player performance & recovery? This session will cover the basics of season planning and periodization to help coaches create a practical plan for their team’s activities.

Date(s): TBD – December 2022

Time(s): TBD

Location: TBD – Online Workshop

Cost: TBD

Description: The Respect in Sport Activity Leader program is an on-line training course for coaches, sport leaders and leaders of youth in virtually any activity. While a great number of topics are covered during this program, at the core, Respect in Sport is primarily designed as a tool to assist leaders to identify and respond to abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying.

Notice: Rugby coaches in Saskatchewan are required to complete Respect In Sport training before participating as a coach. Coaches who have completed Respect In Sport in the past (whether for rugby or another sport) but do not have access to their certificate should contact the Sask Rugby office.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Date(s): Self-Directed

Time(s): Self-Directed

Location: Respect In Sport Online Portal

REGISTER HERE

MATCH OFFICIALS

Description: Full-day, non-assessed, attendance-based course which helps the novice referee to referee the basic components of the game in a practical-based environment. This clinic is ideal for new referees and players & coaches that are looking to increase their understanding of the laws of the game.

Pre-Requisites

Date(s): May 5, 2022 (online portion), May 7, 2022 (in-person classroom & practical portion) – attendees must attend all portions**

Time(s)

  • Online portion: May 5, 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • In-Person portion: May 7, 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Regina Rugby Union, Regina (online portion via Zoom)

Cost: $75

REGISTER HERE*

*The Rugby Canada Training Site has a one-time $25 registration fee to access clinics and workshops. This fee supports running clinics and paying educators. If you have previously registered for a clinic via the Training Site you should be able to login with your existing credentials.

Description: This professional development opportunity for match officials will cover best practices in communication with the various on-field participants that take part in a rugby match.

Date(s): TBD – May 2022

Time(s): TBD

Location: TBD – Online Workshop

Cost: TBD

Description: Video review is a key tool for match officials to use to improve their technique and positioning. This session will cover the things that match officials should be looking for when watching their games back and how to turn these observations into actionable goals.

Date(s): TBD – September/October 2022

Time(s): TBD

Location: TBD – Online Workshop

Cost: TBD

CLUB ADMINISTRATORS

Description: The emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series is a partnership between Rugby Alberta, Saskatchewan Rugby, and Rugby Manitoba aimed at helping clubs become more successful and sustainable off the field. This 4-week webinar series features expert speakers on topics of interest to club administrators and offers an opportunity to meet peers in other clubs/provinces and share best practices. Past webinar recordings, presentations, and resources for clubs can be found at the link below.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Date(s): February 9, 2022 – March 9, 2022, weekly

Time(s): 7:30pm CST / 6:30pm MST

Location: Zoom

REGISTER & INFO HERE

Description: A review of Sask Rugby’s Rules of Competition (which govern competitions sanctioned by Sask Rugby) highlighting the key information and clauses that clubs need to know prior to the upcoming season.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Date(s): March 31, 2022

Time(s): 8:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Zoom

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtf–spzwjG9EJzpbElpx8Vv41YUAe_8ir

Description: The Respect in Sport Activity Leader program is an on-line training course for coaches, sport leaders and leaders of youth in virtually any activity. While a great number of topics are covered during this program, at the core, Respect in Sport is primarily designed as a tool to assist leaders to identify and respond to abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Date(s): Self-Directed

Time(s): Self-Directed

Location: Respect In Sport Online Portal

REGISTER HERE