Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Coaching Courses and Coaching In Millwall

Deadline extended..

We are running coaching courses....

Are you interested in knowing more about coaching, how it can improve your game as a player? Are you interested in passing on your knowledge to others and seeing how your skills and experience can improve other's performance? Do you think tactics are important in rugby?

Then we have the solution for you as we're going to run Rugby Ready and Level 1 courses

Rugby Ready  and Level 1 Courses in November and December
If you are interested, email or and tell us
1. Which course you are interested in
2. If Rugby Ready, are there dates that you cannot do? Can you do an evening or a Sunday?

The deadline for responding for courses in November\December is Wednesday November 20th.

Background, RFU Structure
Rugby is a complex game that requires physical and skills development and coaching is key to rugby player development. The RFU have a well developed coaching structure which takes people from the very basics and brings them through to highest levels with core course to Level 4 supplemented by CPD modules such as Back Play from Set Pieces, Scrum Factory, Maul and Ruck etc. See below. Attending a coaching course is well recommended to improve your own playing ability even if you don't want to coach just yet

Rugby Ready -3 hours from £15
The IRB Rugby Ready programme is the introduction to coaching. The course lasts for approximately three hours and is practical-based. There is no formal assessment, and the course is delivered by an accredited coach educator. Many people from Millwall have done this course and it can help your playing game. We can do it at Millwall Park under Floodlights on a Tuesday evening or on a Sunday morning before any Venus games and it will cost a maximum of £15.

Level 1 - 2.5 days - from £35/£75
Once you have your Rugby Ready done, you can progress to Level 1 which teaches how to safely organise rugby activities and teach handling skills, tackling, contact and softer skills such as player development and coaching practise. Level 1 is aimed at Youth rugby, there is a Level 2 which people can do directly but we as a club will support Level 1 at this stage. The course costs £75 if you book directly but, subject to numbers and confirmation from the Club Management Committee, the club will look to part fund this so it costs you £35 if you again commit to using your earned skills for a minimum of 6 coaching sessions. If we get enough numbers from Millwall, we will run the course at Hackney Marshes, the nearest approved RFU coaching centre. Otherwise, you'd need to wait to June or travel much further e.g. WILTSHIRE

Club Funding for Courses
We want to invest in you as coaches and would like to see more people participating in coaching as it builds the club and improves players. We have established coaches who lead sessions who will be more than happy to let you learn the ropes and run some of the sessions appropriate to your level. Therefore the club will partly fund the course if you can then commit to formally assisting or leading 6 coaching sessions, some of which may be with beginnners, youths, women etc. If you'd prefer not to do this, you're welcome to pay the normal price subject to places being available/

Millwall Coaching Coordinators
The club coaching coordinators are there to help build and maintain a coaching structure at Millwall and help members particpate in courses.
1. Tim McDonagh -, 07795 436715
2. Scott Vinnicombe -
We can both be reached by emailing

Booking Courses Independently
If you cannot do the times we arrange through the club, you can still book the courses directly through the RFU Web site

Further Information
Further Details from the RFU

Coaching Structure

Introduction to Rugby

CPD Courses

Tim McDonagh
Rugby Development Officer
Millwall Rugby Club
75 Manchester Road - London - E14 3DN
+44 7795 436715 -

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