Coaching Kids Rugby

Three types of courses are offered -  Coaching Kids U6 and U7 Rugby, Coaching Kids U8 to U12 Rugby and Refereeing Kids U8 to U12 Rugby. They all offer the kids rugby volunteer a fresh and exciting introduction to the modified games of the Kids Pathway.


Coaching Kids Rugby - U6 and U7
This 1.5 hour course aims to provide the coach with the fundamentals of –

·  How to coach kids rugby

·  How to develop rugby skills

·  How to play the modified non-contact game of U6 and U7 Rugby Tag

This course will be run in conjunction with the CKR (U8-U12) course with participants leaving at the 1.5 hour mark.


Coaching Kids Rugby - U8 to U12
This 3 hour  course aims to provide the U8 to U12 coach with the fundamentals of -

  • How to coach kids rugby
  • How to develop rugby skills using SmartRugby safety principles
  • How to play the modified games of U8 to U12 Tackle rugby

In addition to the components listed above in Coaching Kids Rugby U6 - U7 (the first 1.5 hours of the course), this course provides education on how to safely coach the contact elements of tackle, ruck and maul. At the completion of the course, all participants will be awarded their mandatory SmartRugby qualification.


We run several Coaching Kids Rugby courses each year at venues across the NT. To complete the Coaching Kids Rugby course, you will need to login to the ARU Learning Centre and select the respective Coaching Kids Rugby course that you would like to sit. The ARU Learning Centre is located at the following link – https://rugby.force.com/rugbyportal//


2017 Course Dates will be announced shortly.