First & foremost, we greatly appreciate your time and effort….thank you!
As a St Edmund’s Rugby Coach you are responsible for day to day contact with the boys to develop them as a team (Manager’s are responsible for day to day contact with parents). The Coach should always aim to provide every opportunity for their team and individual players to improve their rugby and teamwork skills in a fun, friendly and safe atmosphere.
The coach has overall responsibility for their team, including:
- how often the boys train and how they are trained
- who the team Captain and vice-Captain will be for the year
- listening to and taking into account the preferences of the boys but ultimately putting the team first in position selection’s
- ensuring all player’s are aware of the ACTJRU’s Code of Conduct. It is essential that all people involved in St Edmund’s Rugby (players, officials, parents and spectators) are aware of what is expected of them
- Getting the team to chant the Eddies War-Cry
On game day the Coach is responsible for:
- ensuring the appropriate playing kit is available, this includes footballs, cones, water bottles, first aid kit, touch judge flag etc
- organising the team warm-up prior to the game
- appointing starting positions and determining substitutions during the game
- organising a trainer or runner to help out during the game with drinks, kicking tee ect
- Allocating SEC Player of the game – 3 players are selected each week, and receive points for their effort
Points are allocated by the coach (or somebody you appoint) on a 3 - 2 - 1 point basis. The points accumulate and awards are presented at the end of the season. Note. End of season awards may not be allocated based solely on these points, coaches may also take into account efforts at training & other contributions to rugby ect when finalising end of season club awards…. Points allocated must be sent through to Tim Sedgwick
Being responsible for certain tasks doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. You are not on your own, there are always plenty of parents at training and on game days. You can and should ask parents to assist with various tasks if needed!
Drills & Skills Development
Australian Rugby has put together a series of video drills to help coaches develop their players. Follow these links to learn more: