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Bucks Girls U16 DPP Coach Role

Updated: Apr 8

We are currently looking to build our Bucks Girls U16 DPP coaching team.

If you are interested, please contact Dan Lock on

Job Description

Job Title: England Rugby Developing Player Programme Coach

Responsible to: England Rugby Developing Player Programme Lead Coach

Outline of Programme

The England Rugby Developing Player Programme is committed to providing a high quality, player development experience, which encourages lifelong participation in the game and enables those with the greatest potential to be clearly identified. This programme is aimed at players aged Under 16

Outline of the Role

The applicant should be able to demonstrate that they have a real passion for coaching and the development of youth athletes. The successful applicant will be working as part of a strong coaching team and must be willing to work collaboratively to achieve the outcomes of the programme.

Key Tasks

  • To work with the ERDPP Lead Coach, and as a part of the wider CB ERDPP coaching team, design and deliver content and structure of the training sessions and other events in order to develop the players involved in line with the programme objectives.

  • To attend periodic assessment days to benchmark young players and invite those with potential to attend the ERDPP.

  • To deliver coaching sessions for ERDPP players in line with the agreed calendar.

  • Provide individualised practice plans for players.

  • Provide individualised feedback to players to support their on-going development.

  • A willingness to help develop support coaches assisting the programme.

  • To commit to on-going personal development and training to ensure that delivery practices, skills and knowledge are as up to date as possible.

Skills and Education

  • It is expected that coaches will have achieved, as a minimum, ERCA, or equivalent and a current RFU DBS check.

  • Coaches will be expected to have shown significant commitment to their personal and professional development. (Evidence of this commitment is highly desirable).

  • Has an understanding of Player Centred Coaching and can adapt coaching style to meet the learning style of the participant. (Evidence of this is highly desirable).

  • Able to converse with the players, parents and coaches to assist players with self-reflection and setting of appropriate development goals.

  • Has knowledge of physical and psychological development of young people and can work with specialists to develop appropriate development plans for maturing players.

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