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To all Banbury Coaches,

At the county meeting last night (24th Feb '14) for youth chairs we were told of important changes in the coaching structure. Whilst it was fully appreciated that we are all volunteers in the coaching role and many of you have been coaching very successfully for years to high standards to safeguard every child at the club and yourselves the following must be put into place ASAP:

All our Head / Lead coaches must be qualified by the RFU; that is to say they must have a current level 1 or level 2 RFU coaches certificate. Another coach must have the same in case one coach is not available to lead the coaching sessions. In an ideal world all coaches should hold current RFU coaching tickets.

The program follows this path:

  • All coaches or persons involved with children on the pitch Must hold a current DBS certificate
  • Every coach and assistant coaches must have done rugby ready
  • All head or lead coaches must have a current RFU coaching ticket
  • All coaching staff must be Fully paid up members of the Rugby club

To avoid any confusion:

  • Rugby Ready; everyone must take part in
  • Level 1 is for tag and mini age groups
  • Level 2 is for the 15 a side age groups
  • You can take rugby ready then move straight to level 1 or two depending on the age group and number of players you coach.
  • It is preferable to have done both level 1 and 2 but not compulsory.
  • Oxfordshire have increased the number of level 1 courses and are looking at more level 2 courses.
  • You can go out of the County to take 1 or 2 if required (Keith has sent out an e-mail regarding a level 1 course at Oxford Brookes).

Matt Goode has offered to take on the role of Club Coaching Coordinator for next season. By then he will be a level 3 coach, please do not bombard him with things until we have got all the admin in place for Matt. He will also be qualified to run Rugby Ready subject to county approval and he may even be able to take the other level coaching courses.

If you have any questions regarding the directive then speak to me, I'm only the messenger!




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