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Stage 2

Stage 2

This course is currently being revised for the 2016-17 season.

The Stage 2 Coaching Course is an introduction to the 15 a side game for coaches and helpers with limited experience in rugby.

Safety and enjoyment are the main themes of the course, and therefore the course is suited for people working with pre/early teenage and adolescent players.

The course develops the coach as ‘Teacher’

Entry criteria

Participants must be a minimum of 16 yrs of age.

Important Note: Coaches aged 16-18 yrs old are restricted to performing in an Assistant Coach role, under the direct supervision and guidance of an Accredited Stage 2 Rugby coach aged 18yrs or older.

Priority (where required) will be given to participants actively involved in coaching at Stage 2.

Numbers per course

35 maximum/20 minimum


Pre-Course Requirement – all attendees must complete an online ‘Concussion Awareness’ module and examination before printing off their certificate of completion and presenting it upon arrival at the course or emailing to the course administrator. Details of this online module will be sent to all attending coaches prior to commencement of the course.

* Full Course Attendance

(NB) Further accreditation requirements will be identified in due course including laws test and logging hours. This course is currently being revised for the 2016-17 season.

The IRFU reserves the right to modify, replace or add to accreditation requirements in accordance with updates to Coach Development programmes.


The IRFU Coaching Accreditation Re-Validation programme is currently under development.

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