Coaching and Refereeing New Rules of Play (Under 9 to Under 12) | ICE Education
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Coaching and Refereeing New Rules of Play (Under 9 to Under 12)

with Dan Cottrell

Dates & Venues

    Including the new Tackle Laws

    This is a specialist course for teachers in the prep sector, who are involved in coaching Rugby under New Rules of Play. It will explain how these Rules develop at each age group, and the implications for refereeing school matches at various stages. There will also be a focus on coaching the game in the school setting, to enable players of all ages and abilities to overcome apprehension and learn to enjoy developing skill and evasion. It will also enable teachers to be confident that they are delivering the game safely, with an emphasis on contemporary coaching of the new tackle laws, contact area and scrum.

     • Understanding the developmental framework

    • Clarifying the Rules at each age group

    • Coaching core skills to young players

    • Focusing on skill and evasion

    • Building confidence in contact

    • Addressing the safety issues: tackle, scrum and ruck

    • Refereeing school matches to enhance continuity and enjoyment

    • Establishing a positive match environment


    Face to face course
    1 place £209 + VAT 

    2 places £339 + VAT 

    3 places £435 + VAT



    SCHOOL SUBSCRIPTION £130 + VAT (Gives access on up to 5 separate devices)

    Course runs from 10am - 3.30pm. Course includes refreshments, lunch and course notes. In the event of you needing to cancel a place on a course, please note we require ten working days' notice. Webinar runs 7-8.30pm. The webinar will be recorded, the recording will be available to view for 2 working days.

    Course Leaders
    Dan Cottrell

    Dan Cottrell

    Dan has been coaching rugby in schools, clubs, and at representative level for over 30 years. He is head coach of Bristol Schools U18s and centre manager for the Bristol Bears Junior Academy. He is editor of Rugby Coach Weekly, which has been running since 2003 and has a worldwide following. He played first-class rugby for Bristol and Bath and was director of rugby at Cranleigh.

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