Coaching Resources

Coaching Resources

Below are a series of resources to assist club coaches at mini, youth and senior level.

Mini Rugby

Webinars

Mini Regulations Webinars

P4 / U8 Game Clip

P5 & P6 / U9 & U10 Game Clips

Fiji Game Clip

All Blacks Game Clip

Samoa Game Clip

France Game Clip

P7 & Year 8 / U11 & U12 Game Clip

Youth / Senior Rugby

This video outlines the protocols put in place by the Ulster Rugby Academy to ensure a safe return to training, such as socially-distanced group work, graduated return to contact using bags and pads, and progress to controlled 1-1 contact.

The following video is a discussion with Rugby Development Officer, Darryl Maxwell and Gavin Hogg, Rugby Development Manager about how to safely make a graduated return to contact. Darryl and Gavin will also share how to plan appropriate activities for training sessions.

For session plan resources, please click the below link:

Youth and Senior Contact Session Plans

The following video includes a discussion with Rugby Development Officer, Neill Alcorn and Gavin Hogg, Rugby Development Manager on how to use small-sided games within training sessions.

For slides from this discussion, please click the below link:

Small-sided games

This video includes a discussion with Jonathon Graham, Rugby Development Officer and Gavin Hogg, Rugby Development Manager, about strategies on how to best use remote training to complement on-pitch activity during this period.

This video includes a discussion with Shaun Bloomfield (Rugby Development Officer) and Gavin Hogg (Rugby Development Manager) on how coaches can best develop core skills within their sessions and how to design practices to incorporate core skill development.

Club partners