Vancouver, BC – January 6, 2020: BC Rugby and Rugby Canada are excited to announce a Competition Development (World Rugby Level 3) coaching course will be held in Langford in May and December 2020. This is a unique opportunity for coaches in the province to challenge themselves and raise their coaching game.
The course will take place over two weekends, May 9-10 and December 5-6 at the Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre in Langford, BC. In addition to trainers, sessions will also benefit from input by Rugby Canada Staff. Spaces on the course are limited and applications close on March 1, 2020.
“We (BC Rugby) are thrilled to host a Competition Development Coaching Course,” said Aaron Takel, BC Rugby Development Manager (Men & Boys’). “It has been some years since the last one took place and there is certainly an eagerness from our community of coaches to take part in this next stage of their coaching pathway.”
The NCCP Competition Development Coaching Course is a progression for experienced youth and adult coaches who are NCCP Competition Introduction Certified (Level 2 or equivalent) and have shown a commitment to their own development through attendance at Continual Professional Development workshops. The course is aimed at head and lead coaches within youth and adult rugby, and those who are responsible for leading and managing rugby programs at their club or school.
The course looks to develop future leaders within the game who are equipped with the skills to inspire. To benefit fully from the course and achieve the qualification, the coach should have a full range of experiences in a wide range of disciplines relating to coaching the game. This can be achieved through a combination of appropriate Continual Professional Development attendance coupled with well-developed reflective skills and application of learning to practical coaching. A coach participating on this course must be coaching a team over a full season and be available for practical evaluations (in person or video submission).
The passion from Takel was unmistakable as he talked about the impact the course will have. “The Competition Development Coaching Course is designed to challenge experienced coaches and develop a coaching skill set that they would require to take their coaching to the next level, such as periodized planning, sport science, statistical analysis, risk management and selection & succession planning. Club and school programs will certainly benefit from the knowledge that will be passed on through this experience. The aim is to improve the level of play in our competitions by developing better players and quality rugby environments.”
All applications must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from the coach’s provincial union and include a current coaching resume. BC Coaches can secure a letter of endorsement from Aaron Takel (email@example.com) or Darcy Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An application form, along with a full list of pre-requisites and more information about the course can be found on the Rugby Canada website (see the section on Competition Development). If you have any questions about the course or application process, please reach out to one of the BC Rugby Development Managers (Aaron and Darcy) for more information.