Coach Development

Canterbury Rugby League can support our coaches in a variety of ways. Our Coach Development Strategy below identifies how we can support with: accessible and engaging courses, club coaching capability, coach identification and retention, and pathways & high performance delivery. CRL’s Coach Development Framework illustrates the progressing levels of a coaching journey and how CRL and clubs support each stage of development. For more information about coaching rugby league in Canterbury, please contact, 021 499 494.

Junior Rugby League Coaches

All junior grades play modified rugby league rules. It is up to each coach to know the different rules as they move through the grades. Junior coaches are expected to referee games up to 10s, but may be required to referee up to 12s. Please review your grade in the Junior Rules Guideline (Nursery – 12s).

Junior Coach Courses

Canterbury Rugby League offer two junior coach courses. Creating Connection Coach Course is a 90 minute course centered around connection through on-field delivery. Approximately 30 minutes of the course will be presented indoors and 60 minutes will be on-field learning. Kiwi Kids Coach Course is a NZRL accredited coach course. To attend the course, you must first register to NZRL’s coach education platform, SportTutor – Here. Once registered, please complete the Leaguesmart module – Here, and Founding Principles of Kiwi Way Coaching module – Here.

Junior Age & Stage Coaching

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