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Developing Rugby Coaches (DRC) Course

The World Rugby Developing Rugby Coaches (DRC) Level 2 course is a practical coaching workshop split into various modules, aimed at developing coaching capability and technical knowledge. It aims to support you to become the best coach you can be, where you can transfer learning into your own rugby coaching environment. Upon completion you will receive a qualification that is recognised worldwide.

It is best suited to coaches coaching teams from Under 13 through to Premier Rugby.

In 2020 there will be two options:

1. Weekend Workshop (Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February). Based at the High Performance Centre, Mt Maunganui. Each day runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

2. Six Fortnightly Workshops from April through to July. Please note workshop timings will be flexible depending on participant requests, and will occur between the hours of 7.00am and 4.00pm (generally one hour). There is potential to run this programme regionally. This method is a more flexible approach to learning, is contextualised (as you will be "in-season") and will be tailored to your needs. Please chat to Kyle McLean to discuss further.

To obtain the Full Level 2 DRC Certificate, coaches are required to:

1. Complete the Rugby Laws and Rugby Ready on-line tests

2. Attend either Weekend Workshop or Fortnightly Workshops

3. Complete a coaching log / diary showing 6 weeks of practical planning and coaching.

4. Be observed by a World Rugby Coach Educator at a team training.

The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Coach Development team will facilitate the course and coaching observations. There will be a range of specialist coaches involved in presenting the various modules to attendees.

Modules may include:

  • Roles of a Coach
  • Physical Preparation
  • Season / Session Planning
  • Selection Process
  • Principles of Play
  • Rugby Laws (on-line)
  • Creating a Team Environment
  • Set-piece: Lineouts / Kick offs and Kick Restarts, Scrums, Back Attack
  • Team Attack
  • Team Defence
  • The Breakdown / Continuity Skills
  • Skill Development
  • Game Sense Coaching


The course costs $100, which needs to be paid to secure your booking. Payment can made by direct debit to:
Bay of Plenty Rugby Union: 02-0466-032927-00
Particulars: Your full name
Reference: DRC Level 2

Or alternatively please let us know if you would prefer to be invoiced.

DRC Level 2 Registration Form

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