Who are our World Rugby IRB Level 3 schoolboy rugby coaches

World Rugby’s top international accreditation

 

Here are the schoolboy rugby coaches we know have or are about to qualify at Level 3:

Qualified
Grant Bell Clifton
Hans Coetzee Durbanville
James Winstanley Hudson Park
Rudi Dames EG Jansen
Peter Engledow HJS Paarl BH
Grant Bashford Northwood
Pieter Rossouw Paarl Gim
Roean Bezuidenhout Welkom Gim
Qualifying in 2020
Nico le Roux DHS
Jaco Dames Diamantveld
Wessel du Plessis Grey College
Bobby Joubert Grey College
Mzwakhe Nkosi KES
Henry Grimes Outeniqua

 

 

Level 3 – Analysis and Preparation for Coaches

Plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes

Who is it for?

Head Coach of adult team, school, club youth section or programme, age grade representative coach

Attendance or accreditation?

Accreditation – Competency-based assessment using formal transcript

On successful completion, the coach will be able to:

  • Develop a personal coach profile
  • Outline a vision for their team
  • Assess current players and apply a selection process (player profile)
  • Develop a team profile (strengths & weaknesses of their team)
  • Develop a game profile (identifying and practising for the long-term)
  • Identify and practise specific tactics (patterns of play)
  • Develop a game plan based on observation and analysis of specific opponents
  • Apply functional role analysis
  • Coach the following elements safely: Restarts; Continuity; Defence; Counter Attack
  • Identify Critical Incidents in a game
  • Plan and review a season
  • Manage other coaching and ancillary staff

Minimum duration:

  • Notional learning hours: 150
  • Pre-course work, 10 x 3 hour modules, season diary and 2 live assessment visits

Prerequisites:

  • Be Head coach of a team
  • Over 21 years of age
  • Hold World Rugby Level 2 Coaching or equivalent
  • Complete self tests at: www.worldrugby.org/rugbyready, www.worldrugby.org/laws and www.worldrugby.org/sandc
  • Complete a season diary

The World Rugby Level 3 course will support coaches through a full season and will focus on planning, delivery and review.

Level 2 – Developing Rugby Skills

Plan, deliver and review coaching sessions

Who is it for?

Coach of a group or team of players, e.g. club youth coach, club coach, teacher, representative coach, talent development coach

Attendance or accreditation?

Accreditation – Competency-based assessment using formal transcript

On successful completion, the coach will be able to:

  • Identify technical and generic coaching skills
  • Self-reflect on own performance as a coach
  • Define the core values of Rugby Union
  • Develop a coaching and playing philosophy
  • Identify coaching methods/styles and apply to own practise
  • Use the principles of attack and defence to analyse the play of a team
  • Plan and review a cycle of 6 sessions.
  • Use key factors analysis as a tool for player improvement
  • Demonstrate safe coaching of individual and unit skills
  • Understand the concept of functional role analysis
  • Develop some criteria for selection
  • Discuss contemporary law issues

Minimum duration:

  • Notional hours: 30
  • Pre-course work, 5 x 3 hour modules, 6 game diary and a live assessment visit

Prerequisites:

  • Be actively coaching a team
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Complete self tests at: www.worldrugby.org/rugbyready and www.worldrugby.org/laws
  • Complete a 6 session diary

This course is designed to provide coaches with the skills needed to coach teenage and adult players in the club or school environment (in major Unions) and to higher levels in less developed Unions. It aims to develop coaches who know ‘how’ to coach as well as ‘what’ to coach.

Below you can download an example of a 6-session plan.

Level 1 Coaching – Introducing Rugby

Deliver aspects of coaching sessions under direction

Who is it for?

Coach of a group of players working under the guidance of a head coach, coaching co-ordinator or Union scheme

Attendance or accreditation?

Attendance

On successful completion, the coach will be able to:

  • Identify playing positions, methods of scoring and attack and defence
  • Apply the principles of rugby to the play of a team
  • Identify skill faults
  • Plan a session
  • Deliver a session
  • Apply risk management & ethics
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Laws of the Game

Minimum duration:

8 hours

Prerequisites:

  • Over 14 years of age
  • Completion of online test at www.worldrugby.org/rugbyready

The core of the Level 1 course is equipping you to prepare and deliver a session of your own. Below you can download a session template and some ideas to help you prepare for the task.

9 Comments

  1. Mzeke Nkosi still at KES? I heard, apart from his SA Schools commitments, that he spends most of his coaching time at the Lions. He is one of the real up-and-comers earmarked for higher responsibilities so surely at some point his ties at SBR level will reduce?

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  2. Apparently the Level 3 is seriously difficult course to get accepted for. They invite 1 coach per year from small unions and maybe 2 per year. Then the drop out rate is quite high and at the end of the process not all who make it gain accreditation. So its a very difficult course and very exclusive.

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  3. @Beet: I wonder what the reason would be to make level 3 so exclusive?
    Surely it is in the interest of the sport and all those surrounding it, to have as many level 3 and level 2 coaches as possible? I cannot believe it is a cognitive block. If it is experience or “time exposure at certain levels” (high school, semi-pro, provincial or national) then they could always but subdivisions to level 3. It can be argued that some challenges and complexities at schoolboy level is above those required at the professional level.

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  4. @BrotherBear: Ek dink level 3 is gereserveer vir afrigters wat hulle reeds as goeie afrigters gevestig het,en dis n baie goeie ding
    Coaching ability moet altyd bokand coaching credentials gestel word.
    Alistair Coetzee is n baie goeie voorbeeld van baie hoë coaching credentials,maar zero ability….

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  5. @Smallies: ek giggle ook nou lekker oor jou voorbeeld. Ek weet ook van manne wat kwansuis ‘n reputasie opgebou het op die rug van ‘n goeie span wat hulle vir ‘n paar jaar afgerig het. Seuns het baie keer meer rugby-sense as afrigter. Stem saam met jou voorstelling. Ons het dan meer manne/vroue nodig met “ability” of aanvoeling. Hulle is daar buite – kan wraggies nie so min wees. Hoekom kom hulle nie deur nie?

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  6. @BrotherBear: ek dink die level 3 is maar n duur storie en vat baie tyd ,meeste skole afrigters is nog voltyds onnie ook en moet afrigting en skoolhou balanseer….nie maklik nie dink ek

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