We simply don't have a game without our coaches and refs.

In Wellington we have over 1000 committed rugby coaches from Small Blacks to premier and 1st XV rugby, these volunteers really are at the centre of our game.

We hope you find some information here to assist you in your role as a coach.

Please give us your feedback as we are here to help you along the way to be a better coach and give you a great rugby experience.

NZRU compulsory coach courses:
If you're going to be coaching you will need to complete the appropriate course for the level you're coaching at.

Rugbysmart: This course is to be completed by all college and senior club coaches each year prior to the start of the club and college competitions. This course is focused on player saftety and coaching safe and effective technique in different aspects of the game

Coaching Teenagers Module: All college coaches need to complete this module (when they attend a college coaches Rugbysmart course). This module looks at ideas on how coaches can better engage their college players.

Small Blacks: This course is be completed by all Under 6 to Under 13 coaches each year. The course focuses on a range of topics including planning and running a training session, how to coach skills, refereeing and creating a good team environment.