Coaching & Referee Courses
Compulsory – Each team must have their Coaches and Assistant Coaches complete this course
They must complete the course every year (regardless of whether they have previously completed it)
This is the entry level for the coaching pathway and focuses on Junior Rugby from Under 6 through to Under 13. NZR policy makes this course compulsory and is to be attended by all coaches and assistant coaches of these age grades.
Each course is approximately two hours and includes a small theory section for all coaches followed by a practical session.
The interactive practical session will see the group split into the three corresponding grades for Small Blacks Rugby:
- NZR Beginning Rugby: Rippa Rugby Under 6 & Under 7
- NZR Learning Rugby: Under 8 to Under 10
- NZR Playing Rugby: Under 11 to Under 13
Each course is tailored to give coaches the knowledge and skills required to coach at their respective levels. The course will provide basic principles for coaching skills that are relevant to each age group.
At the end of the course coaches will be required to complete a NZR Coach Registration form (which includes information about the Police Vetting process) as well as receive some free resources including coaching cards and booklets as well as an access card to the NZR Coaching Toolbox website.
Please ensure you bring 2 forms of photo ID to the course.
2020 Small Blacks Dates confirmed by Auckland Rugby:
|Sunday 3 May||9:15am – 12:30pm||COACH EXPO – Eden Park (Reimers Ave, Kingsland). Open to all Coaches – Junior, Secondary and Senior. Rugby Smart and Small Blacks.|
|18 March||6.30pm-8:00pm||Marist Rugby Club, 22-50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure|
|30 March||6pm- 8:00pm||Ponsonby Rugby Club, 1 Stadium Drive, Western Springs|
|1 April||6pm-8:00pm||Grammar Juniors Rugby Club, Shore Rd Reserve, Remuera|
|7 April||6pm-8:00pm||College Rifles Rugby Club, 33 Haast St, Remuera|
|30 April||6pm-8.00pm||Pakuranga Rugby Club, 78 Bells Rd, Pakuranga|
|Sunday 3 May||9:00am – 12:30pm||COACH EXPO – Eden Park (Reimers Ave, Kingsland)|
Compulsory for ALL Junior Teams to have one accredited Associate Referee.
Accreditation lasts for two years.
2020 Course Dates released by Auckland Rugby:
Associate Referee Course Dates
For more information about the Junior Rugby Associate Referees Courses contact:
Referees Manager – Auckland Rugby