Coaching and Refereeing Kids Rugby

Refeering Kids Rugby courses provide fundamentals for Referees involved with the U6 to U12 TryRugby Kids Pathway.

Did you know that the most common reasons why Kids play sport are - 

  1. Its fun
  2. Its with friends
  3. It makes them feel good
  4. It allows them to learn new skills

With this in mind the ARU offers a dedicated program to educate junior rugby volunteers on how to give Kids that play the new TryRugby Kids Pathway, what they want!
 

Three types of courses are offered -  Coaching Kids U6 and U7 Rugby, Coaching Kids U8 to U12 Rugby and Refereeing Kids U8 to U12 Rugby. They all offer the kids rugby volunteer a fresh and exciting introduction to the modified games of the new Kids Pathway.
 

1. Coaching Kids Rugby - U6 and U7

This 2 hour course aims to provide the coach with the fundamentals of -

  • How to coach kids rugby
  • How to develop rugby skills
  • How to play the modified non-contact game of U6 and U7 Rugby Tag 

 

Component

Time

Introduction What kids want 10mins
  Roles and responsibilities of junior coaches  
  Teaching sports skills  
  Running a good training session  
Technical Warm Up 80mins
 

Core Skills:

Evasion, Catch and pass and Tag

 
 

Individual Skills:

Scrum body shape, Lineout throw, jump and catch, Kicking

 
  Cool Down  
Game Management and Laws Game modifications, Law modifications, Game management principles 30mins

2. Coaching Kids Rugby - U8 to U12

This 3 hour 15 min course aims to provide the U8 to U12 coach with the fundamentals of -

  • How to coach kids rugby
  • How to develop rugby skills using SmartRugby safety principles
  • How to play the modified games of U8 to U12 Tackle rugby

In addition to the components listed above in Coaching Kids Rugby U6 - U7, this course provides education on how to safely coach the contact elements of tackle, ruck and maul. At the completion of the course,  all participants will be awarded their mandatory SmartRugby qualification.

3. Refereeing Kids Rugby - U8 to U12

This 3 hour course aims to provide the referee with the fundamentals of -

  • How to develop refereeing skills - whistle, signal, talk
  • How to referee the modified games of U8 to U12 Tackle rugby
  • How to apply SmartRugby safety principles


 

Component

Time

Introduction to Kids Playing Smart and Injury Management 30mins
Technical Program Tackle and Tackle Law 120mins
  Support at the Tackle, Ruck and Maul  
  Scrum - Basic Safety and Mayday Procedure  
  Lineout and Restarts  
  Foul Play  
Game Management and Laws Game modifications, Law modifications, Game management principles 30 mins

 At the completion of the course,  all participants will be awarded their mandatory SmartRugby qualification.

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