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Coach The Coaches Programme

We offer Continuous Professional Development opportunities for grassroots rugby coaches to develop their knowledge and coaching skills; in partnership with Rhino Rugby

These sessions are aimed at Level One & Level Two coaches and school teachers who want to gain ideas and game understanding to help promote an improved level of rugby delivery to their young players. The sessions are hosted by our Community Partner Rugby Clubs and delivered by experienced RFU-Qualified Coach Developers, Coach Educators and Coach Trainers from within our Community Team; with an open invitation extended to local school teachers and neighbouring rugby club coaches. This is an ideal opportunity for coaches and teachers to exchange ideas, network and establish new partnerships. The session formats will be for our host club to provide players for our Delivery Staff to coach during practical sessions, while we provide ongoing dialogue with the observing coaches and teachers on the processes being used and answer questions throughout.

How do the coaches develop? Experienced coaches and new coaches to the game are challenged and rewarded alike by our experienced delivery staff in a safe, active, purposeful and enjoyable coach-centred environment. The programme delivery incorporates the Wasps Community Foundation Grassroots Pillar of Activity main development themes for the young people being coached, while promoting the Rugby Football Union’s Core Values, Skill Development and 5Cs:

CORE VALUES:

  • TEAMWORK | RESPECT | ENJOYMENT | DISCIPLINE | SPORTSMANSHIP |

SKILL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Physical development - using healthy, enjoyable exercise
  • Skill development - helping children improve performance levels
  • Social development - using team games, co-operative skills and fair play
  • Mental development - establishing and reinforcing confidence and self esteem

5Cs

  • Competence: Ability to perform a task to a certain level i.e. social, cognitive, physical, technical and tactical competence
  • Confidence: An internal sense of overall positive self-worth and self-efficacy
  • Connection: Positive bonds with people and institutions resulting in successful relationships in family, school, club and community
  • Character : Respect for social and cultural rules, possession of standards for correct behaviors, a sense of right and wrong, and integrity
  • Creativity: Finding one's own solutions

Delivered as part of the Grass Roots Rugby, Club Support and Education Pillars of Activity of the Wasps Community Foundation

2014 - 2015 Coach The Coaches Events

More events to be confirmed throughout the new season

DateSession ThemeAge-GroupDelivery StaffVenueHow To Book
2nd August 2014
9.30 to 12.30pm
RFU CPD Coaching Continuity in the 15-a-side gameTeachers, Coaches, Parent helpers and over 16 studentsBen SmileyAylesbury RFC
HP22 5RN
Book on-line
RFU find-a-course
13th September 2014
9.30 to 12.30pm
RFU CPD Coaching Back Attack in the 15-a-side gameTeachers, Coaches, Parent helpers and over 16 studentsTim Holmes
RFU Coach Trainer
Aylesbury RFC
HP22 5RN
Book on-line
RFU find-a-course
22nd September 2014
4.30 to 6.30pm
Introduction to Tag RugbyTeachers, Coaches, Parent helpers and over 16 studentsBen Smiley & Ian IshamWallingford RFC
OX10 9RB
Click here for booking information
6th October 2014
4.30 to 6.30pm
Introduction to Tag RugbyTeachers, Coaches, Parent helpers and over 16 studentsBen Smiley & Ian IshamAylesbury RFC
HP22 5RN
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20th October 2014
4.30 to 6.30pm
Introduction to Tag RugbyTeachers, Coaches, Parent helpers and over 16 studentsBen Smiley & Ian IshamHigh Wycombe RUFC
HP11 1JB
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For further details about hosting or attending a Coach The Coaches event during the 2014-2015 season, please contact Dave Larham or telephone 01494 531122.