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Coaching & Refereeing Awards

Updated: Aug 14, 2022


Looking ahead to next season, it is a great time to start thinking about how you can develop yourself or the coaching set-up at your club.


There are a couple of great courses being run in the county for coaching and refereeing.


England Rugby Coaching Award (ERCA)

Minimum age: 16

Cost: £75.00


Entry point for those coaching U12 and above. Provides the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively coach young players and adults.


The course consists of a face-to-face day in October/November 2022, followed by a series of webinars in January, February, March and April. Coaches will then attend a second face-to-face day in June/July 2023. Each webinar will include a monthly task to complete in the context of their own coaching.

  • Participants will get access to digital resources to support their coaching and join a monthly online community of practice for additional support.

  • Participants must complete all webinars.

  • Participants must attend both face-to-face days.

  • Attendees must have completed the RFU online Headcase Concussion Awareness Training Module https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/playing/headcase prior to booking onto the course.

Venue

Day 1

Day 2

Booking Link

Princes Risborough School, Princes Risborough

Sunday 16th October

Sunday 4th June

Royal Latin School, Buckingham

Sunday 13th November

Sunday 2nd July

England Rugby Referee Award (ERRA)

Minimum age: 14

Cost: £75.00


This competency based course is the entry point for those wishing to referee the 15-a-side game, it provides referees with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively referee young players and adults and develops the learner in a practical based environment.


The course consists of a face-to-face day in October/November 2022, followed by a series of webinars in January, February, March and April. Referees will then attend a second face-to-face day in May/June 2022. Each webinar will include a monthly task to complete in the context of your own refereeing.


Participants will get access to digital resources to support their coaching and join a monthly online community of practice for additional support.

  • Participants must complete all webinars.

  • Participants must attend both face-to-face days.

  • Attendees must have completed the RFU online Headcase Concussion Awareness Training Module https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/playing/headcase prior to booking onto the course.

Venue

Day 1

Day 2

Booking Link

Princes Risborough School, Princes Risborough

Sunday 9th October

Sunday 21st May

Royal Latin School, Buckingham

Sunday 6th November

Sunday 25th June

Further courses at venues across the country on alternative dates can be searched for at https://gms.rfu.com/GMS/coursefinder.



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