The Australian Rugby Union Performance Coaching Course (Level 4) is designed to provide identified coaches operating within the Australian Rugby Union Performance Pathway with education, training and development specific to context in which they coach.
The ARU Coaching Framework outlines the competitions and programs that the Australian Rugby Union are targeting through the Performance Coaching Course. These include:
Applications are now open for the 2017 Performance Coach Course.
The program consists of one live in camp, eight assessment tasks and ongoing personal development requirements.
Camp 1: Narrabeen Academy of Sport, Sydney
Thursday 2nd February 2017 to Sunday 2nd February 2017
Other: Coaching & Professional Development : Australian Rugby Performance Academy - Individual Targeted programs as directed by Head of Coach Development
The course content is aimed at the holistic development of all coaches in attendance and consequentially is comprised of both rugby specific modules and coaching practice modules. Delivery will be varied and topics that will be covered can be seen in the table below:
Modules will be delivered by content experts comprising of professional coaching staff from the ARU High Performance Units, professional coaches from other sports, expert technicians from leading sport institutions including the Australian Institute of Sport and leading academic experts from Australia’s top Universities.
Successful completion of the Performance Coaching course will require participants to attend both live in camp and receive a pass mark on all assessment item tasks. These tasks include:
A course levy of A$1795.00 (GST incl.) per participant either from successful applicants or their club/school is required. The ARU covers all costs of the course including flight transfers, accommodation, meals, facility hire fees, consultant and presenter fees, assessment and all course materials.
Coaches wishing to attend the course must meet the following criteria:
To nominate coaches are required to read the Performance Coach Program and complete a Performance Coach nomination form , compile a coaching curriculum vitae and submit these documents to their identified State Union Coaching Development Manager ( cc: Michael Magriplis, ARU Coach Development; firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Coach Nominations:
The Australian Rugby Union are providing a unique opportunity for a select number of internationally based coaches to attend the Performance Coach Course. There are a limited number of spots available, and each nomination will be judged on its merits. International Coaches must conduct the Head of Coach Development for more information.