How to become a coach

How to become a coach

Want to develop your coaching pathway? We can help!

It is important when you start your coaching journey you understand that there is not a “one way” or “ladder” for coaches to progress “up”. Each group of players you work with provides different challenges; working with one group doesn’t make you a better coach than a coach working with a different group. It is vital that each coach has a skill set that suits the group they are working with; to develop these skills England Rugby runs fantastic courses enabling you to gain recognisable qualifications. For more information on courses please go to our “find a course” page.

Once you have decided you want to step into the world of coaching, your first point of contact should be the club coach co-ordinator (if you don’t know who that is please contact DCRFU@rfu.com) at your club. They will be able to work with you to identify the best way for you to progress as a coach and can often help by accessing club funds to help pay for qualifications.

If you don’t have a club but want to get involved in coaching than please contact DCRFU@rfu.com.

Once you have contacted your club coach co-ordinator (CCC) they will work to the guidelines on what you need for each age group? Check it out below!